21 January 2014
Weather in the World : Snow storm up north, Major delays at airports all over the northeast from Ohio to maine. Please check flights before you goto the airport. There are many flights that will be cancelled or delayed. 27° in Philadelphia with clouds, 26 in New York also clouds. 14 in Boston Washington has 35 degrees. Zero in Toronto and minus 10 in Montreal, Minneapolis has minus 13.
78 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas. Under clear skies.
75 % humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.01 inches
Wind is from East at 14 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours.
National Weather Service says : Stable weather conditions are expected across the local area today with moderate trade winds. Sun and clouds mixed Only passing showers are forecast with temperatures in the mid to upper 80's. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.Mariners can expect five foot seas across the regional waters with winds to 16 knots (18 miles per hour).
Cruise Ship News
Reflection and Carnival Liberty Is at Havensight Dock and the Maasdam and Emerald Princess are at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:
Headlines : Review how we honored Doctor King, good news on the Christiansted boardwalk, and today will be full of music.
Just received note from ACE that Clark plus Kensington paint won top honors. It was rated #1 in 2013 for the world’s best interior paint. This is the second time they won this award. Last year they were #1 for best paint. Where is the ONLY place in the Virgin Islands to get the very best paint in the world – Ace Sea Chest and Ace east.
At the top of the news on !!AIR – January 21 Tuesday
Yesterday we celebrated the life of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King. On St. Croix there was a parade with the St. Croix Central high school J ROTC color guard beginning the procession followed by a throng of people hundreds long. High school cadets, police cars, contingent some schools community organizations clubs, unions and just ordinary folks marching from Claude O. Markoe School to Biddhoe Park. A big thank you to United Steelworkers, the American Federation of teachers, and our Virgin Islands labor union for engaging in the March and to the Central labor Council which has been organizing the march for the last 20 years. Speaker after speaker lauded Doctor King and reminded us with quotes from his speeches that nonviolent protest is more powerful than violence. A lot of work remains to be done but great strides have been made since the time of Doctor King's life
Good news from Christiansted as the Department of Public Works says the restoration of the boardwalk is complete. The boardwalk was first built in the early 1980s as part of urban renewal in Christiansted. Hurricane Marilyn and Hugo destroyed the boardwalk. It was rebuilt in 1999. Then in 2004 it was extended to Seaborne Airlines terminal. The surface has decayed, the under structure was failing, and Benton construction performed a complete restoration using composite material that is more durable than wood and more resistant to the sea air and waves. The idea is to make it easy to walk around downtown Christiansted along the waterfront and now the boardwalk is back – wide open and available.
It used to be the International Rolex Regatta – coming up March 28 to 30, 2014 – now news that Bellows International and Captain Morgan are on board as major sponsors. They will be drinking Captain Morgan at the beachside parties that accompany the regatta. Register online for the St. Thomas International Regatta at wwwyachtscoring.com. or visit www.stthomasinternationalregatta.com.
The Virgin Islands economic development authority on St. Croix and will be closing today at three p.m. for a staff meeting.
The Water and Power Authority announce construction will begin today on the Upper Love potable water line expansion project. They will install 1400 linear feet of pipes to provide water service to 17 homes in the Upper Love community.
Officials at the Department of Human Services and the Police Department are looking for a male minor, who is a resident of the Youth Rehabilitation Center. He did not report back to the center after the end of the school day on Friday, January 17. We are looking for Steven Jacobs who was last seen around the JFK and D. Hamilton Jackson housing communities. Steven Jacobs is Hispanic with a light complexion. He is 5'7" tall and weighs about 135 pounds, he has black hair worn in a large afro or pulled back into a pony tail. He has a tattoo of a rosary on his chest. He is known to frequent Concordia West, Mt. Pleasant West and Williams Delight. If you have seen Steven Jacobs or know his whereabouts please call at 778-2211, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
Here comes an opportunity for your young person to join the US Coast Guard. Lieutenant Chris Lopez will be in the Virgin Islands. Later this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday talking to high school juniors about how to apply for the Academy introductory Mission the summer. Listen here at WS T a Addie will have an visit from the Coast Guard lieutenant later this week
Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner St. Claire N. Williams said Friday that two basketball courts in the territory will be temporarily closed for renovations; at Emile Griffith Ball Park on St. Thomas and the Renholdt “Rookie” Jackson Recreation Complex Basketball/Volleyball Courts on St. Croix are being resurfaced – getting new backboards and rims and being retrofitted with energy efficient lights.
This evening at Havensight Mall on the West Indian company dock, the West Indian Company limited and Dion Parsons presents a British Virgin Islands musical and cultural exchange. The event will feature Kamau Georges, Dylan Vanterpool and the second-degree band along with Brent Hoyle, Brandon Powell, Frandie Martin and Monique Chapdelaine. The show starts at 530 and ends at 930.
The Blues Cruise is here today – they sail in on a cruise ship and set up show and play a lot of blues music. Today the Blues cruise ship comes into Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal and there are concert venues in the Crown Bay Marina parking lot near the Marine terminal enterance – there is a jam venue in Tickles restaurant. The blues cruise is in Crown Bay today.