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First the weather:
82 degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas
79 % humidity.
30.02   Barometric Pressure – rising
Wind from East at 20 MPH –Clear Skies
Point 11 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.  34.47” so far this year.

National Weather Service says: Clear with rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 84F. Breezy East North East wind 15 to 20 mph. A generally fair and stable weather pattern is expected to prevail across the Virgin Islands over the next several days. However, under a northeasterly trade wind flow, expect a few passing showers moving across the islands from time to time.

Cruise Ship News
Adventure of the Seas, Carnival Victory at Havensight Dock

At the top of the news on Monday November 26

Now we know who will head the Port Authority – they clarified that Carlton Dowe has been selected as their choice to head the Port Authority.  There were 37 applicants. Dowe has been a senator for many years, he was chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Finance for the last five years, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee for two terms, He is also a former deputy U.S. marshal and served as director of the Fire Services, having served as fire chief in the St. Thomas–St. John district.

A lot of people are considering buying a mini-motorcycles or pocket bikes this holiday season. The Police Department reminds everyone of the law concerning mini-motorcycles. It is illegal to operate these mini motorcycles on the public streets.  They can only be operated on private roads and in private properties. The law is to protect the rider. The bikes go up to 35 mph and don’t have standard safety equipment. They are unstable, hard to steer and difficult to control. The bikes lack turn signals, horn, lights or brake lights and more. And because they are so low to the ground sometimes a car or truck driver won’t see the mini-motorcycle.

Good News from HOVENSA – no change in the price of gasoline this week.

Is it a conflict of interest for the Department of Justice to investigate the Board of Elections?  Attorney General Vincent Frazier thinks not. The Department of Justice has lawyers on its staff who are the official lawyers for the Election system, but Frazer says they can empanel a group to conduct an investigation into the elections and clarify all points of contention. 

Good News from CASA the Court Appointed Special Advocates – they have released their annual Holiday card set for the 13th year.  This year the set includes some fun cards, like a lizard elf and images of Santa playing on the beach. There are designs specific to Kwanza, Christmas and Hanukah. Cards come in boxes of 12 for $15 and are available at the Draughting Shaft on St. Thomas and CASA offices in Golden Rock St Croix and 12 other retail shops.

The Source on-line is telling us about two women of different races and different faiths who came to St. Croix to lead two different congregations at almost the same time. New on island are Rabbi Marna
Sap-so-witz at the Jewish Community Center of St. Croix, and the Rev. Qi-ya-mah Rah-man at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Croix. The two share one building on Catherine's Rest Road. This is the first time both congregations have had resident clergy. Sapsowitz is the first full-time resident rabbi on St. Croix, where the Jewish community has about a dozen active members and a lot of snowbirds.  Prior to her arrival, the St. Croix congregation only had visiting rabbis during Jewish holidays. Then there is Unitarian Universalist Rahman who gives sermons, is a faith teacher, and gives pastoral care and counseling.. Sapsowitz has master's degrees in education and Hebrew letters, from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College near Philadelphia. Rahman has a doctorate in Africana women's studies and a master's of divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Both here to serve the faithful on St Croix.

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School will distribute report cards on Monday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Rothschild Francis Market Square Stakeholders meeting on Monday at 6:00 PM at Christ Church Methodist Church.

This is new – the Latch Patch is new resource center for women with new babies – specifically to help you breastfeed your baby.  Every Tuesday there is a prenatal class at 5:30 PM and the Latch Patch has store in Al Cohen’s Mall on Raphune Hill with breastfeeding supplies, pumps, breastfeeding bras and other baby care needs. Consultations are available in the hospital or at their offices. Home visits are available too. They offer prenatal classes, yoga classes and telephone support when you are feeding your baby. If you want to feed baby in the most natural and nutritious way call Ms Bennett at 340-201-7091 for more information. 340-201-7091

Our virtue of the week  is respect.  We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy.  We treat others with dignity and honor the rules of family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you. You are practicing Respect when you … Speak courteously to everyone, Take special care of the belongings of others, Are receptive to the wisdom of elders, Honor the rules of your family, school and nation, Expect respect for your body and your rights, Treat others with dignity

Here is your Affirmation, say I am respectful.  I honor the wisdom of elders. I treat others and myself as we deserve to be treated. 

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