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30 degrees on Michigan’s Mackinaw island with snow.
10 degrees in Bismark North Dakota.
25 degrees on Paradise Beach Manitoba.

83 degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas. 
78 % humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.00 inches
Wind is from East at 8 -10  MPH

National Weather Service says Clear skies with 20% chance of rain showers. High of 82F. Breezy Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon.

A decrease in the availability of moisture in the atmosphere will act to limit shower activity today. Only isolated showers are forecast. Across the coastal waters, seas will generally reach six feet and through mid-week while winds will average 20 knots. The tropics are quiet.


Cruise Ship News
Norwegian Gem, Carnival Valor  at Havensight Dock
On St. Croix the cruise ship jewel is coming to Frederiksted

At the top of the news on November 11 Monday
it said 82° right now and ground-based St. Thomas

Today is November 11 – 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour – the World War in 1918 came to an end. Today is Veterans Day. Schools are closed, government offices are closed, post offices and banks are closed for Veterans Day.   This year’s theme is “Thank You for your Service” as we honor the men and women who risked their lives while serving in military conflicts around the globe. 

There are a Veterans Day parades on the big islands. On St. Croix they're assembling at 8:30 in the morning for a parade down King St in Frederiksted at 9:30, and the official commemoration program at the Frederiksted bandstand at 10 am.

On St. Thomas the parade starts at two 30 from Addelita Cancryn Junior High School down main street to Veterans Park with an official program in Franklin Roosevelt Veterans Park at 3:45 in the afternoon. And if you want to go to St. John Llewelyn Sewer of Love City Car Ferries is offering free passage today to veterans. Free ride on the Captain Vic for veterans

Governor John DeJongh was busy over the weekend. He approved a resolution honoring Judge Julio Brady. He approved a half million dollars’ worth of repairs to centerline Road on St. John and a million dollars for waste recycling and sewer system work on St. John. He approved the legislation permitting the dolphin exhibit at Coral World. The governor signed a bill to bring the Virgin Islands into compliance with federal rules regarding election changes so that our service personnel overseas can participate in our elections. The governor made two nominations to the Juan Luis Hospital Board. The don’t have enough members right now to meet a quorum. If Philip Arcidi and the Rev. Dexter Skepple are approved - the hospital board will be able to conduct business. Pastor Skepple is the founder of Speak the Word Ministries International. Arcidi is an officer with Greenleaf Incorporated which provides management and consulting services to health care facilities.

Hovensa dropped the price of fuel.  They dropped the wholesale price of fuel by four cents a gallon for regular gasoline and six cents a gallon for premium. The price of diesel did not change.

Public works reports that the boardwalk project on Christiansted is on time. Commissioner Darryl Smalls said the project will we reopen before tourism season begins. And there's roadwork happening on Melvyn Evans highway west of the E. Airport Rd. and continuing to the Roebuck industrial park. Lanes will be closed as they remove and replace the old surface, replace guardrails, and traffic signals. They're also fixing median barrier to stop flooding.

The United States Coral Reef Task Force will be meeting on St. Croix starting tomorrow at the University's Great Hall. And we have guests in town for these meetings. The Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, the governor of Guam and the Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa are all here to talk about how to conserve coral reefs and coastal ocean resources. The idea is to insure that coral reefs survive and support the communities that rely upon them. There is a public forum on Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the St Croix Campus of UVI and Thursday evening at 5:30 PM at the Danish Guinea West India Warehouse in Christiansted. The topic is coral bleaching in times of climate change and local effects in the USVI.  On Friday the Coral Reef Task Force business meeting is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:30 Friday. If you're interested in coming to the public meetings call 773-1082.

The Humane society was going to the dogs on Saturday as veterinarians from the states came to town to perform spaying and neutering operations. Instead of the usual $100 per operation, the neutering was underwritten by Randy Knight and other Humane society supporters. Some 140 animals lost their reproductive capacity – that is hundreds of puppies and kittens who will not be born. Snip snip snip.

The Family Resource Center is planning Food Drive at Cost-U-Less on Saturday, November 23rd all day and they need volunteers for different time slots during the day. Please contact the family resource Center

Governor John DeJongh is encouraged residents of the Virgin Islands to nominate local "unsung heroes" for the citizen version of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Citizen Honors program recognizes ordinary American citizens who have risked their lives in an emergency or crisis situation or who have given extended service to others, without expectation of reward. Ust be within the last three years. This is the seventh year that the Congressional Medal of Honor Society has solicited nominees for the Citizen Honors Medal. Three medals will be awarded on March 25, 2014, in ceremonies at Arlington near the Tomb of the Unknowns.  They are looking for American citizens who demonstrate the characteristics of military Medal of Honor recipients -  'courage, sacrifice, selflessness and patriotism.'
Nominations for the Citizen Honors Medal can be made on-line at cmohfoundation.org/citizen-honors.  The deadline is December 6. 

The St. Thomas-St. John Library Association elected a new Board of Directors at the annual meeting. The officers and board members are: Annice Canton – President, Christine Garrett Davis – Advisor, Cynthia Richards – Treasurer and Annette Olsen – Secretary. The remaining board members are Cecelia Fahie-Barry, Sherna Gumbs and Patricia Maynard.

Our good news maker of the day are the 12 new Physician Assistants who graduated from Barry Univerisity. Governor John DeJongh welcomed the new PA at a ceremony on St. Croix. It has been a year since the Governor signed legislation that formalized the territory's relationship with Barry University to provide the physician assistant's class in the Virgin Islands. The Governor said their training included state-of-the-art interactive video teleconferencing with fellow students and instructors at Barry University in Miami and St. Petersburg. He said you have received a first-rate education from one of the top universities offering a physician assistant program. Welcome aboard.

Our virtue of the week is Unity. Unity helps us work and live together peacefully.  We feel connected with each other and all living things.  We value the specialness of each person as a gift, not as a reason to fight or be scared.  With unity we accomplish more together than any one of us could do alone.
You are practicing unity when you…
*   Treat all people as members of one human family
*   See the gifts in differences
*   Refuse to join in when others express prejudice
*   Solve conflict through listening and finding solutions
*   Care for the earth and all living things
*   Act like a peacemaker wherever you go
Say this affirmation: I practice unity with others.  The joy of one is the joy of all.  The hurt of one is the hurt of all.  The honor of one is the honor of all.

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