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80  degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas
78 % humidity.
30.09 - - Barometric Pressure – rising 29.98 -
Wind from East at 10 gusting to 23 mph – Under Partly Cloudy Skies.
Point 28 inches of rain - -  no rain- - - in the last 24 hours.

National Weather Service says:  partlycloudy     Partly cloudy with rain showers in the afternoon. High of 82F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

Cruise Ship News
Adventure of the Seas and Carnival Valor  at Havensight Dock

At the top of the news on Monday April 1 – April Fool Day

The Easter Holiday is coming to a close. Today is Easter Monday. It is also April Fool’s Day.

Let's check what's closed today. Public schools are closed, government offices are closed, superior and supreme courts are closed but District Court is open,. The delegate’s office is closed, water and power authority is closed, waste management Authority is closed but the landfills and transfer stations are open. innovative communication is closed. The University is holding normal classes most banks are open, but BancoPopular is closed.  the post offices are open

The Government of the Virgin Islands and Hovensa have come to an agreement in principle that will establish the process for selling the refinery on St. Croix and the company's operations, Government House announced in a news release Saturday. Gov. John deJongh called Senate President Shawn Michael Malone  who briefed legislators about the development. Hovensa requested a brief extension to finalize the written document of the agreement.  Wait a week or two. No more details. WHat we do know is that a plan to sell the refinery is rolling out.

Are you keeping score? Which roads are ripped up? These roadway construction projects continue on St. Thomas this week. From 6 pm to 6 am, WAPA will continue excavation along Veteran’s Drive between Raadets Gade and Down Island Trader. Limited road closures. Night work in Raadets Gade - no obstruction.  Seting up high voltage cables and transformer along Dronnigens Gade, No traffic interruptions.  Pedestrian traffic - no problem. Starting Tuesday evening WAPA Line crews will be installing Carnival lighting and decorations from Hospital Line to Kronprindsens Gade – 6 to 11pm.  Brief detours. The Next Generation Network is working daytime hours starting Tuesday along Nick Friday Highway from Nadir to East End. There are installing underground conduit from Tutu to the Old Nadir Gas Station. They are installing aerial fiber in Fortuna and Bordeaux area then they wil move to the Mandahl Road area. Aerial fiber will be installed on St Croix starting late this week or next. In St Croix starting Tuesday they will be trenching from Orange Grove to Times Square and Centerline road to VITEMA – day work. Also trenching from Golden rock toward WAPA and they are doing an aerial ainstallaiton along route 60 toward Union and Mt Washington, and along route 624 and South Shore Road. Innovative has their excavations on St Croix from Southgate to Cotton Vallye and from Sion Farm to Christiansted along Queen Mary Highway mostly along side the roadway.

We have a Princess. St. Thomas Carnival is officially going as the first event gave us a Carnival Princess.  In spite of the rain –Lionel Roberts Stadium. Full house. SRO under the roof. With lots of folks on the grass, with umbrellas opening and closing as the rain came and went. Someone always is the winner. Almost - Shania Lewis – who won second place and delighted the crowd with a custom-made neon pink gown. Almost - D’Quana Lewis, who won Miss Cooperative and third place. Our princess is 11-year-old LaZonique Phillip who also won Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality, Best Couture Wear and Best Talent. Carnival continue April 6 with the Carnival Queen Show at 8 pm Lionel Roberts Stadium.

Did you use your hamster? Clinton Forbes found one. On the waterfront. If you lost your hamster even the vote was a while ago, call the good news guy. I have your hamster right here in my office. 677-0446.

4 Senator Kenneth L. Gittens invites youths to an Easter Fun Day today  from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  at the Renholdt Jackson Complex, located in Estate Whim, Frederiksted. Walk with your easter bags for use during the easter egg  hunt and wear recreational clothing. Senator Gittens extends an earnest "Thank You" to the businesses who donated, the all the volunteers.

4 St. Thomas East Lions Club and the weed and seed program invite you to the annual Easter family fun day today at the Joseph Gomes elementary school from now until two in the afternoon. There will be a traditional Easter egg hunt, games, bouncer, face painting, prizes food and fun. The weed and seed gravity band will entertain you. That's today until two at Joseph Gomes elementary

Department of Health is celebrating Public Health Week  . Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett invites all residents to free health screenings and learn about chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension and the Dept of Health prevention services at the health fair. 
The Health Fair is on St Croix on Tuesday at Sunny Isle amphitheatre from 10 AM to 3pm  .
The Health Fair is to St. Thomas Wednesday, April 3 in Emancipation Garden from 10 AM to 3p.
The Health Fair is on St. John on Thursday, April 4, at Frank Powell Park from 10 AM to 2 PM

During this public health week staff will be in the schools talking about poison prevention and awareness. There is a health walk-a-thon on St. Croix Friday, April 5 from 8 am leaving Charles Harwood Complex going to Canegata Ballpark 
the walkathon on St. Thomas is on Friday leaving Emancipation Garden 8 AM and walking to John Brewer’s Bay.

Our virtue of the week  is Honesty… Honesty is being truthful and sincere.  It is important because it builds trust.  When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal.  Being honest means that you accept yourself as who you are.  When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

You are practicing honesty when you  *  Say what you mean and mean what you say
*  Make promises you can keep
*  Tell the truth tactfully
*  Admit your mistakes
*  Refuse to lie, cheat or steal
*  Are true to yourself and do what you know is right

Affirmation:  I am honest.  I can be trusted to keep my word.  I have no need to impress others.  I accept myself.  I tell the truth, kindly and tactfully.

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