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Weather in the World : 50 degrees in Houston 40 degrees in Philadelphia at 30 degrees in Boston 25 in Montréal with snow. And inIgloolik Canada -27.

77 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Partly Cloudy Skies.
85  %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.00 inches
No Wind
Point 04 inches of rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says :   Some clouds and a few isolated passing showers will remain possible this morning across the Virgin Islands. A generally fair and mainly stable weather pattern will then prevail as a ridge of high pressure aloft continues to dominate the region's weather with a drying trend over the area.  Mariners can expect winds to 16 knots (18 miles per hour) and six foot seas. A mix of clouds and sun. High 76F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph

Cruise Ship News: Carnival Valor Is at Havensight Dock

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At the top of the news on !!AIR – March 10 Monday

Will the main street revitalization start in May?  The plan calls for new roadsurface on Main street,  undergrounding the utility lines, clusters of palm trees, new sidewalks, benches, bollards to separate the lanes. and a whole new look and feel to main street. But it is tied up in court; a fight over whether the bidding process was done by the rules.  High bidder won,  the low bidder is calling that into question. They took it to court and the Superior court ruled in favor of the government. Appeal to Supreme Court. They might decide in April and the work could start on time in May.  All at night, no disruption to day business – at least that’s what they say.

Delegate Dr. Donna Christensen announced her candidacy to run for the office of Governor the Virgin Islands. She made the announcement on St. Croix and again on St. Thomas on Saturday. And announced that her running mate will be former Senator Basil Ottley. The delegates cited her years in Washington and intimate knowledge of the issues of the Virgin Islands along with Ottley's experience as our representative at the Department of Interior. She made the case that she will be the most qualified candidate for governor. Right now the field of candidates includes democrats, Gregory Francis, Lutz James 3, Muleto Smith, and independent candidates Mona Barnes and Soraya Diase Coffelt.

UVI Board of Trustees met over the weekend. They look at the University’s key performance indicators and how those indicators are linked to the to the institution’s Strategic Plan. Among the new things are examining include faculty publications, UVI’s academic offerings, new freshmen in skills courses, faculty service activities, financial aid to students and access to UVI’s data repository. The president noted and increase in faculty publications and presentations. The School of Education got a positive review from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. President Hall noted that 88 percent of the students in UVI’s Minority Access to Research Careers program who start a Ph.D. complete that degree. Nationally 50 percent complete their degrees. The Board authorized a request to the Government for an appropriation of $30 million for the coming fiscal year. Same as the current year. President Hall recognized UVI employees who delivered exceptional performance. On St. Croix Nereida Washington, was cited for repurposing vacated spaces on the St. Croix Campus when the College of Science and Mathematics moved to the Research and Technology Park. On St. Thomas Charles Martin, the director of Physical Plant was recognized for the renovation of the Social Sciences Building. Dr. Hall said. “Through his advocacy and his hard work, he transformed that building and has created a new standard for UVI.”

On Sunday at the University lots of people braved the on-off showers to enjoy an endless supply of excellent food and fine entertainment at the 25th anniversary, Afternoon on the Green. Every department of the University was on hand to showcase their work, along with demonstrations and showcases of community activities.  One hit was the argument desk where folks could strike up an argument on any topic, another hit was the parade of vintage Volkswagen and Mustangs, cultural dances, storytelling with a new face, Yohanse Henley wowing the kids with a scary Anansi story and of course, the fantastic food. On hand was food from many cultures. New Orleans-style jambalaya, Filipino egg rolls, baked macaroni and cheese, red pea soup, bull-foot soup, goat water, salt fish balls, kallaloo,  eggplant lasagna and pumpkin cheesecake.  The CAHS class of 1973 congratulates Jacqueline Sprauve on being honored at the Afternoon the Green yesterday. I didn’t hear Addie’s guavaberry cake win any prize, though it sold out.  I did hear that Alex Randall won a prize for his tomato Pico de Gallo…

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The Department of Tourism is looking for applicants for the 2014 summer internship in New York. One vibrant young local will get the opportunity to develop skills and experience in marketing communications. Must be local resident- recent graduate or in final year in a university program in marketing, mass communications, public relations or tourism studies. Excellent writing and verbal communication, exceptional organization skills and an eye for detail. The candidate will get round-trip to New York and a stipend up to $2,500 a month for housing, and living expenses. The job is from May through August 2014, with the Tourism’s partners in NYC. E-mail a resume and cover letter by Friday, March 14. Call DCI 212-725-0707

Finally this - a chance for you to make some good news. The Family Resource Center is at a stress point. Their funds are so short that are on the verge of closing and that would mean no women's shelter on St. Thomas or St. John. Donations are needed right now. You can help. Call this number 776-STOP that's 776-7867. 776-STOP the Family Resource Center needs your help right now.

Our virtue of the week  is Courtesy.  Courtesy is being polite and having good manners.  When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected.  Greet people pleasantly.  Bring courtesy home.  Your family needs it most of all.  Courtesy helps life go smoothly.
You are practicing courtesy when you ...
*   Remember your manners
*   Treat elders, parents, teachers, and children politely
*   Think about how your actions affect others
*   Eat, speak and move graciously
*   Make requests instead of demands
*   Greet people with a smile
Affirmation:   I am courteous. I speak and act in a mannerly way. I show others that I value and respect them. That's courtesy.

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