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Weather in the World : 28 degrees in Philadelphia with snow New York City has 29 degrees and snow well it's overcast in Boston with 18 degrees they're expecting snow Montréal has five degrees and with the wind chil it feels like

78 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under clear skies.
80 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.03 inches
Wind is from East at 12 MPH
Trace of rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says :  A series of upper level disturbances will move across the local area through Friday. Rainfall accumulations over the land areas will continue to be relatively light. Ae are under the influence of an upper level ridge. Trade winds will strengthen.  Across the local waters, Small Craft Advisories are in effect for the northern Atlantic waters. Seas to seven feet and winds to 18 knots

Partly cloudy early followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. High 77F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Cruise Ship News
the reflection and the Carnival liberty are at Havensight Dock
the crown princess is at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:

Headlines : St Croix Aggie fair is over and we have winners. The tennis tournament was good for local competitors. The genealogy library has an open house this weekend and our Olympic contestant is on the slopes today.

At the top of the news on  !!AIR – February 18 Tuesday

The St. Croix agricultural fair is over. Lots of food,, lots of fun lots of music. At the last minute folks were still snatching up fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts. There was a real question whether the economic downturn and exodus of people would impact the agricultural fair. Agricultural Commissioner Louis Peterson said he was pleased, particularly with how many people returned to St. Croix for the fair. He said his favorite event was the tribute to Calypso star Slinger Francisco known to all as the Mighty Sparrow. Expect the fair back again next year. We have mentors in the dumb bread competition. Third placed to Eleanor Seelye of St. Croix, second place to Ms. Lillia Hendrics of St. Thomas, and first placed Edwin Davis of St. Thomas. And in the hat competition first place goes to meet Annie Edney of St Croix. In the education exhibit, Good Hope Country Day took first place with a display that featured a hydroponic pond, steam mill chimney of sand and stone and a wind turbine with a soda can base. And Saint Patrick's Catholic school play second with a recycling bin, Iqra Academy was third with a display called name the leaf with individual framed leaves.  Eulalie Rivera Elementary School won the sweepstakes on Saturday with a display about recycling plastic bottles that included birdfeeders, dustpan, purses and planters made of large plastic bottles.

The Choice Wireless Open Tennis Tournament brought more than 100 tennis players from our Islands, the Caribbean, the mainland, Europe and South Africa for our tournament. Top-ranked Denis Zivkovic won in the Men’s Open Singles over Italy's highly ranked Stefano Ianni. The two entered as a team in the Men’s Doubles where they beat the team from Florida’s. In Women’s Doubles, it was St. Thomas’ Jennifer Coffindaffer and Florida’s Tanya Ferris who won. In the Women’s Singles Puerto Rico’s Yelitza Lopez beat St. Thomas’ Kathleen Hosie, in close game. Finally, in the Men’s Doubles 60-Plus age group, the team of St. Croix’s Stanford Myrie-G and St. Thomas’ Louis Taylor beat a stateside team from Maryland. Choice wireless CEO, Tony Shepherd, offered “Congratulations to all the winners and participants,” saying “Choice Wireless is happy to be a part of bringing world-class tennis to the Virgin Islands.”

What do you know about your ancestors? The Caribbean Genealogy Library invites the community to a Family History Research-a-Thon this Saturday, February 22. Whether you are new to family history research and need help on how to get started, or you have been studying your family for years, the Caribbean Genealogy Library’s Research-a-Thon is for you. The library is excited to offer this full day of research opportunities! Experts will be available to provide guidance for people at all stages of family research. Get advice on getting started or get help if you gotten stuck, bring your questions and the experts will provide assistance and suggestions. Come talk with others who are interested in local culture, history and genealogy. The Research-a-Thon is at the Genealogy Library in Al Cohen’s Plaza on Raphune Hill, next to Mango Tango on Saturday from 10 am to 5pm. Free for library members, $5 for non-members. For more information call 714-2136,

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The West Indian Company has another musical event this evening  from 5:30 to 9:30 this evening on the West Indian Company dock.  The Charlotte Amalie High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Francis Callwood will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by the headline band named  When, from 6:30 to 9:30. The Celebrity Reflection and Carnival Liberty will be at the dock until 6 O'CLOCK. WICO jazz concerts are free, monthly community events sponsored by The West Indian Company, Ltd, United Jazz International, the Department of Tourism, the University of the Virgin Islands and Avis Rent-A-Car.  

The Police Department is honoring Cuthbert Ezekiel Chapman.  They are holding up dedication ceremony of the Frederiksted Bike unit Substation today at 10 a.m. on Custom House Street in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Chapman was a 12-year veteran of the Virgin Islands Police Department, an exemplary officer who served from 1992 to 2004. He lost his life in the gun incident when he tried to stop a robbery at Wendy's in Sunny Isle. Today the Frederiksted Bike unit Substation will be dedicated in his honor. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. The public is invited.

University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association (SGA) President Kevin Dixon was named a 2014 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) All-Star in February. The All-Star selection is part of a White House Initiative that recognizes 75 undergraduate, graduate and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. 
Dixon was selected from 445 students currently enrolled at 62 HBCUs. He said “I am humbled and honored to be selected as a White House Initiative on HBCUs 2014 All-Star student.” Dixon is  a senior majoring in business management and business administration with a concentration in marketing.

Our Olympic contestant is coming up to her competition TODAY and again on Thursday. Jasmine Campbell has been training while she's waiting. Pedaling a bicycle for hours of the time, strength conditioning, then up to the mountains to do skiing them back to the gym for more bicycle. She said in an interview that she is shockingly calm. She is up against champions who she finds inspiring. One of the problems the skiers face is that the temperatures have been warmer than normal and the snow gets soft and mushy. The Russian Olympic Committee imported tons of coarse grain salt from Switzerland to groom the snow. You can follow our Olympic team at Islands Olympics.

Finally More news from Sochi - Jamaica may not have starred in the Bobsleigh at Sochi on Sunday, but the country seems to have won the gold on the Internet this weekend. While the bobsledders finished 30th out of 30 teams following the first two heats at Sochi, they won the gold medal on the Internet. Their catchy song “The Bobsled Song” has been an instant hit with fans around the world. 

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