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76 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas. 
83% humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.96 inches
Wind is from East North East at 8 MPH

National Weather Service says Clear skies with occasional with rain showers. High of 82F. Breezy SE wind at 15 to 20 mph. 20% chance of rain.

A moist air mass will continue to move across the region. Therefore, shower activity will continue to affect the region today. Drier weather is forecast on Tuesday with scattered showers during the morning hours.  Across the regional waters, seas to six feet and winds to 20 knots. The tropics are quiet.

Cruise Ship News
Carnival Valor and Adventure of the Seas at Havensight Dock
On St. Croix the Jewel is coming to Frederiksted

At the top of the news on November 25 Monday

Report cards will be delivered today at Edith Williams alternative school and Gladys Abraham elementary school. Julius Sprauve School St John.

What to do on St. John?  The St. John taxi Association has been evicted from the Cruz Bay taxi stand as of November 30.  The Governor wants an orderly taxi operation in Cruz Bay St. John.  The new plan is to transfer ownership of the taxi stand from the Department of Property and Procurement to the Port Authority.  The Governor says the Port Authority has the staff and experience to organize a taxi franchise.  They will request bids from taxi associations to operate in downtown St. John.  The Governor says he wants an orderly operation at the Cruz Bay dock, not the chaos of the past.

The St. Croix Hotel & Tourism Association donated $5,000 to Project Triage which is a non-profit fundraiser to buy trauma management kits for peace officers. The kits stop the blood loss associated with gunshot or stab wounds.  Former Virgin Islands Police Chief Christopher Howell spoke at the donation event. He shared his own gunshot story and the stories of other peace officers whose lives were saved by these kits.  The kits will save lives.  How many?  $5000 will outfit 200 officers with life-saving kits.

The Bureau of corrections was searching for escape Heather Tuftley.  She turned herself in on Saturday morning.  Meanwhile the Police Department is looking for two minors who ran away for several days.  We are looking for Diniqua Diaz who normally attends Charlotte Amalie High School. She is 5'4" approximately 147lbs and was last seen on November 13. And  Tah-Har-Ka Wade is home safe and sound. If you know ther whereabouts of Diniqua Diaz contact 911 or the Juvenile Bureau at 715-5542.

From now on you will refer to it as the Lorraine Berry legislative Annex. Senate President Shawn Michael Malone said, “We remember Senator Barry today for her long and distinguished service to the people of the territory.”  Speaker after speaker testified to her firm commitment to always act in the best interest of the people of the Virgin Islands.  She led the effort for electronic voting.  She pioneered donating leave to families in need.  She always work for the education of our children.  She served 12 consecutive terms, chaired eight committees, served as majority leader, and Sapa Senate President twice.  She authored more than 400 pieces of legislation.  Now the legislative Annex is named in her honor.

The University is celebrating their “First to 50” challenge. They got more than 50% of the alumni and contribute to annual giving.  They're having the celebration today from 11 o'clock to 1:00 PM at the great Hall on the St. Croix campus.  You can hear it on WUVI-AM-1090.  That's 1090 on the AM dial.  Later in the day UVI president Doctor David Hall and UVI business manager Sheena Tom will talk about the experience reversing roles.  Back on October 30, the UVI president went to classes as a student while the student spent the day as University President.  They will talk about the experience today between two and 2:30 on St. Croix and video linked to the West Hall on St. Thomas.

The 6th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race is over. Lots of sailing in the Charlotte Amalie harbor.  Who won?  A man who's never sailed on the Virgin Islands before, nor in this particular boat, nor with this crew, Yet, Chicago’s Don Wilson proved his prowess and won.  This team included three seasonsd match racers and two Antilles High School students;  Teddy Nicolosi and Amanda Engeman.  Wilson is ranked 24th in the world and is the number one ranked U.S. match racer. Wilson credited his win to a great team. And he particularly likes having the high school students on his boat.  Local sailor Peter Holmberg placed third in the overall standings. 

Governor John DeJongh is encouraging the people of the Virgin Islands to support the aid effort in the Philippines.  We have a large Filipino community in the Virgin Islands and their country has gone through one of the worst disasters ever. In the Virgin Islands we know what life is like after a hurricane.  Remember not having electricity or no roof or no food.  Your money donated now to the Filipino Association will save lives.  For more information call 774-9266

Here comes a hands-on workshops for Virgin Islanders to learn more about the Queen Conch seashell and it's potential in the fine jewelry industry. In recent weeks, the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) has been named the official Seashell by the Virgin Islands Legislature.  Alfonso Vitiello of the D'Elia Company  from Torre Del Greco, Italy and professor Gaglione Crescenzo, master cameo carver are coming to the Virgin Islands to share their knowledge and experiences.  Local people will learn how to turn this most often discarded seashell into beautiful carvings, reflecting cultural themes and symbols of the Virgin Islands.  Carvings can become fine jewellery and Objet D'Art to be appreciated by locals and tourists alike. The Virgin Islands Official Queen Conch Seashell Carving Workshops ~ three days ~ exciting, intensive and comprehensive
St. Thomas:  December 9, 10 & 11, 2013, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
St. Croix:  December 12, 13 & 14, 2013 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
The workshop fees are $750 + $150 materials & supplies.  There are Scholarships from the Virgin Islands Department of Labor and they are looking for sponsors to underwrite the cost of students attending the workshop. Contact the Rare Earth Studio

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

Affirmation: I am respectful.  I honor the wisdom of elders. I treat others and myself as we deserve to be treated.

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