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22 degrees in Manitoba, 39 in Denver, 24 in Minneapolis.

80 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas. 
72% humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.85 inches
Wind is from East at 12 MPH

National Weather Service says Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Shower will diminish as relatively dry air moves into the area. A pleasant day across the islands. The weather pattern begins to change by tomorrow, with warming temperatures and the chance of showers later in the day on Wednesday. Across the coastal waters, seas will generally range from six to eight feet and winds to 16 knots. A High Surf Advisory remain in effect through tomorrow night.
The tropics remain quiet.

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At the top of the news on November 19 Tuesday

Report cards will be delivered today at the Jane E Tuitt Elementary School, and Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. St. Croix's Educational Complex will be distributing report cards from 9 am until 2 pm. On Wednesday November 20, report cards will be delivered at Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and Bertha C. Boschulte schools.

GERS Board of Trustees met yesterday and decided NOT to raise the contributions that members make to the system.  The GERS is facing insolvency within a decade.  Advisers have recommended raising the amounts that members pay.  The GERS board has the right to raise the rates on Tier 1 employees.  BUT they chose not to do so at yesterday's meeting.  Members of the board said they would wait for the legislature to act. What is the net negative cash flow for the first month of fiscal 2014?  12 1/2 million dollars. 

The full Senate is meeting at St. Thomas  They have seven nominations - several zoning bills to consider, a bill creating the Division of Alternative Markets and International Reinsurance in the Office of the Lt. Governor; and a bill to allow more of the federally qualified health center to provide minors with various medical treatments. They have a bill regarding Fiscal Year 2014 government operating budget.

The local Zeta Xi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is celebrating "Achievement Week" this week.  They invited Attorney Peter Harvey, the first African-American Attorney General of New Jersey and member of the Fraternity to visit select schools and speak to students.  Today Attorney Harvey will be speaking at Charlotte Amalie High School this morning at 940 a.m.  In the afternoon, he'll be speaking to Ivanna Eudora Kean High School at one o'clock.  Tomorrow at two o'clock the Attorney General from New Jersey will be speaking at Edith Williams Alternative Academy.

The Virgin Islands game fishing club brought the Wahoo Windup to a close with an awards ceremony last night.  April Newland and Mike Landgraf won cash prizes for the two largest wahoo caught in the Wahoo Windup.  Newman pulled in a 41pound wahoo - the largest of the competition, but still 34 pounds short of 75 pounds to win the $10,000 prize.  Landgraf was second  with a 24.75 pound wahoo..  They were both aboard local sports fishing charter boat, Abigail III, which won Best Boat for the most wahoo

The St. Croix Dolphins Swim Team took 5 swimmers to compete at the St Maarten Super Splash Invitational Swim Meet over this past weekend. Five young athletes participated in their first ever off island meet and they swam against more than 100 swimmers from seven different teams. Victoria Sperber won third place in four events.  And was ranked 4th place overall in Girls 8 & under. Jaiden Camacho one 2nd place in the 25 freestyle and 3rd in the 50 freestyle. Tyler Jones got 3rd in the 100 backstroke. Anasha Gomez and Tyler Alexis had amazing swims and placing 4th in many of their events.  Next event is the VISF Short Course Swim Meet November 23, at the Beeston Hill Pool and the 10th Annual Dolphins Sea Swim on Sunday January 12.


Bureau of Motor Vehicles advises the public that the Bureau on St. Thomas will be closed today so that all employees may attend the funeral service of their co-worker and friend, Mr. Akil Greig. They extend their deepest condolences are extended to the family of Mr. Greig and director Jerris Brown would also like to thank the public for their calls, concerns and prayers that have been extended to the BMV family.  Meanwhile, the police report that the perpetrator of the crime has surrendered to the police.

Good news from Darryl Smalls and the folks of the department of public works have completed the beautification project at the traffic triangle outside the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  You know where it is where Pueblo Road meets the main road near the Bureau of motor vehicles.  There is a tiny triangle in the intersection.  Now instead of just grass - it's been beautified with trees and bushes and plants. It's gorgeous.  Let's all make a special effort to ensure that nobody steals the plants.  Darryl Smalls in the guise of public works you're making good news

Port Authority is conducting a cleanup of its properties in the Crown Bay Sandfill area on St. Thomas.  All abandoned vehicles illegally parked on the Authority’s property have been tagged for removal and will be towed TODAY according to Executive Director Carlton Dowe.  The vehicles will be impounded at the Bovoni Landfill. 

UVICELL Center will recognize the outstanding achievements of students enrolled in the Process Technology and Clinical Medical Assistant programs.  The ceremony will acknowledge 11 students who have successfully completed the Process Technology program today at 2:00 PM.  And on Wednesday at two o'clock at UVI CELL center in Frederiksted, they will honor the 17 students who completed the Clinical Medical Assistant program on St. Croix.  

The St. Croix office of the Division of Corporations and Trademarks will close at 2:30 pm  Each day during this week through Friday. The office will resume regular operation hours on Monday, November 25.

Pistarckle Theater is going to London.  They are taking youth aged 13 to 19 on a nine day tour during July and August of this coming year. The goal is to see as much Shakespeare as possible, tour to Stratford-upon-Avon tour the Globe Theater and Rose theater site and much more.  All deposits must be made by Dec. 15. There is an informational meeting at the theater on Wednesday November 20 at 5:30 pm.  For more information call Nikki at 775-7877.

We are grateful for not having a hurricane this year. We certainly know what a hurricane does to a community. Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis is asking local residents to send money to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief in the Philippines, after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Many people from the Philippines work in our schools, human services and in the hospitals. Many of our Philippine citizens have family and friends who are suffering after the storm.  Please make monetary donation to the American Red Cross. Go to www.redcross.org.

Here comes An Evening of Swing, The West Indian Company Limited’s November Centennial Concert, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. this evening on the West Indian Company Dock. Swing was the music of the American depression era with big band artists like Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Riza Printup, is the featured vocalist tonight.  She is accompanied by Dion Parson on drums, Aaron Holbrook on saxophone, Carlton Homes on piano, and Paul Beaudry on bass. This evening 5 to 9 of the West Indian company dock.

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