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30 degrees in Denver – 27 in Minneapolis, Paradise beach Manitoba has 32 and Boston has 39 degrees.  49 in NYC and  84 degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas
85 % humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.86 inches
Wind is from East at 7 MPH

National Weather Service says: Partly cloudy with 40% Chance of thunderstorms and rain showers, in the morning and in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon.

Weather conditions will continue to improve today. By midweek, a decreasing trend in available moisture and a more stable environment will limit cloudiness and shower activity across the islands.
Mariners can expect five foot seas and winds to ten knots. There are No Storms on the Horizon 

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Carnival Dream, Norwegian Dawn at Havensight Dock
Oasis of the Seas at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:

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They approved it. 8 senators voted Aye and 7 voted Nay and the HOVENSA agreement is now approved.  It helped that there was news of two suitors interested in buying HOVENSA refinery.  It helped that many people in the community wrote to the senators and implored them to allow HOVENSA to be sold.  It helped that the Governor asked the senators – again – to approve the sale and the Attorney General weighed in testifying to the legality of the agreement and the letter to accompany the agreement. He testified and senators listened.  In the end the Senators approved the agreement clearing the way for HOVENSA’s owners to sell the refinery.  The hard news is that the buyers in the wings all envision a scaled back operation.  Not the 2,500 workers of the past – more like 500 people and a smaller operation. BUT it does mean a business on St Croix generating tax revenue.  Stay tuned – there are many, many steps before this is a reality. Governor John DeJongh offered that Senators a hearty thank you for allowing the sale. The vote did not go along island lines - Senators from St Croix voted 4 in favor and three against. While senators from St. Thomas voted 4 in favor and three against. At large senator opposed.

Senators also approved a resolution with only one nay vote honoring and commending retired Judge Julio Anthony Brady for his outstanding services to the people of the Virgin Islands and the nomination of Mr. Norbert Rosado to the Management Authority Board.

Meanwhile one senator is calling for a federal bailout. He wants to ask Washington for $3 billion. The payoff whoppers that, restore the GRS, pay retro salary, repair infrastructure and establish a rainy day in disaster fund. He says we should give back all the room revenues in exchange for $3 billion. Like Washington has 3 billion to send to us.

340 boxing has news. The professional fighting champs are going to Argentina. On  December 7th they will headline a five-bout card at the historic Chateau Carreras Olympic Stadium in Cordoba Argentina. Our boxers John Jackson, Julius Jackson and Samuel Rogers are being billed as the card's main attractions! Our boxers are linked to Argentina. International boxing champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina, brought Sam Rogers and Julius Jackson to his training in Spain earlier this year as his chief sparring partners. Martinez is the current WBC middleweight champion and kept the title after sparing with our guys. On the fight card, Julius Jackson will take on Argentina’s Marcos Hector Vergara.  And Sam Rogers  will fight Argentina's Guillermo Suarez. The boxers are looking for financial support.  You can help call 998-1166.

Don't call it crucial in festival anymore the winter festivities on St. Croix will now be called Cruzan Christmas Carnival. As the event enters its 61st year. The name change will assist Cruzan Queens and Calypso monarchs as they travel to other islands.  See, the word festival connotes a smaller activity than a Carnival. Cruzan Christmas Carnival president Davidson Charlemagne said we are marketing to the world. Nothing is taken away. Our culture will be well resented with a Quelbe tramp and cultural night and new things are coming - a new Quelbe competition!  December 6 the village opens at D.C.Canegata Park. The Princess and Duchess competitions are December 15. Ms. St. Croix competition is December 22. Carnival opens on December 26. December 28 is the Quelbe competition, J’ouvert is January 1st, Food Fair is daytime January 2 with Latin night that evening. , the children's parade is January 3, and the adult parade January 4. Finale fireworks on January 5. It’s Cruzan Christmas Carnival.


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Registration for Adult Continuing Education Program evening classes will continue this week at Adult Education’s Family and Literacy Center, located on Kommandant Gade. Sign up times run from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration is also being held at the Charlotte Amalie High School, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Registration ends on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Classes at CAHS campus have already begun. FMIC 774-8399 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The Rotary Club of St. Thomas II made good news giving student dictionaries to 3rd graders at the Lockhart Elementary School.  Lockhart Principal, Mrs. Audrey Bowry, said  some 104 third graders welcomed six Rotarians, including President Ray Barry with a resounding “good morning”.  They were polite and quiet through introductions. They got to meet the 5th and 6th graders who are part of the school’s EarlyAct Club – those kids wore their club vests and helped to distribute the dictionaries. There was one dictionary for each 3rd grader present.   This year marks the eighth annual gifting of a dictionary, through the national Dictionary Project supported by Rotary 2 and the Community Foundation. Where does the money come from? Rotary’s car raffle – now don’t you wish you’d bought more tickets? That’s Rotary II community service making Good News.

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