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Weather in the World : as 20 degrees and Lewes Delaware, 27 in Philadelphia while Boston has 17 degrees with snow on the ground Washington has 32 degrees freezing cold. Same thing in Denver 32 degrees meanwhile Montréal has three degrees and a Bismarck North Dakota is 34 with snow

78 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under clear  Skies.
80  %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.02 inches
Wind is from East at 4 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says :   A fair and stable weather pattern will continue across the region today and into the weekend although one or two isolated showers may make landfall. Seas will be around three feet today but expect northeasterly swells to increase late Saturday. Winds will average 15 knots. Partly cloudy. High 78F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Cruise Ship News:  Norwegian Sun Is at Havensight Dock, On St. Croix the Legend is coming to Frederiksted

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At the top of the news on !!AIR – March 14 Friday

okay bad news first. The Department of Education released its annual yearly progress report called the AYP. It's a measurement of our progress in the federal no Child left behind act. The department tests students to see if they're making progress toward their goals. The bad news, three of our four high schools did not meet their annual yearly progress goals. Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Central High School and St Croix Education Complex need improvement. Same bad news of the junior high schools all five junior high schools did not meet their annual yearly progress goals. And to schools on St. Thomas, Gomez and bow ski failed to meet their goals as did three on St. Croix,Juanita Gardine Elementary School, Charles Emanuel Elementary School and Claude O. Markoe School.
The testing reveals which schools are identified for improvement. The sad news is that some of the schools on identified for improvement have never gotten off that list-they've been on the “identified for improvement” list for more than six years. Here comes the first bit of good news. Lockhart elementary school and St. Thomas is not on that list anymore. It used to be, but now it's meeting its annual yearly progress goals.  Now here comes the really good news. A lot of schools are meeting their annual yearly progress. On St. John both elementary schools are on target. . On Saint Croix – seven schools are on target meeting the goals: Eulalie Rivera Elementary School, Lew Muckle Elementary School, Alexander Henderson School, Pearl B Larsen School, Evelyn Williams School and Ricardo Richards – they are all meeting or exceeding their annual progress goals. On Saint Thomas; Leonard Dober Elementary School, Joseph Sibilly Elementary School, Lockhart Elementary School, Ulla Muller School, Jane E Tuitt Elementary School, Gladys Abraham Elementary School, E. Benjamin Oliver School, and CAHS are all meeting or exceeding their annual yearly progress goals. Over all our students in the elementary grades are doing a better job of meeting their goals than the 11th grade students. There are other highlights, students with disabilities are increasing the reading proficiency. Students with disabilities math scores are up. And students with limited English proficiency are also showing significant improvement. It all may look different in the next year as the schools realign the curriculum to conform to the new common core standards, and next year the annual yearly progress testing will be done using an online testing system instead of the old paper and pencil tests.

Tomorrow is the big opening as Commissioner of Agriculture Louis Petersen, reminds all farmers, and fishermen that tomorrow is the opening day of the farmers market at the Sanderilla Thomas Bungalow in the Rothschild Francis Market Square on St. Thomas. Everyone in the public is reminded that starting Saturday, March 15 market sales will resume at the market. The market in Emancipation Garden is over. And the agriculture Commissioner encourages everyone to patronize the Sanderilla Thomas Bungalow and support our farmers and fishermen. For additional information please call the Department of Agriculture at 774-5182.

Hard news for Rodney Miller who is currently serving a prison stretch in Puerto Rico for the crime of tax evasion. Miller's wife Ronica Miller was taken into custody in South Carolina and faces criminal charges in the Virgin Islands for removing funds from a bank account that was frozen. Rodney Miller is still awaiting trial on his charges of embezzling money from our Schneider Hospital. Now his wife is in trouble for withdrawing some of the money that the court had frozen. She's in jail in South Carolina awaiting extradition to the Virgin Islands. Meanwhile Miller's case has gotten more complicated as the office of public defenders says no one there can defendant Miller since they all have potential conflicts of interest. Apparently no lawyer wants to take the case.

Here's a chance to make some good news. Two of our local soccer students have won scholarships to study at the University in the states, play soccer, and develop their skills. Coach Dale Richards says these are two of his best soccer players ever. On his word alone Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma offered our two best soccer players a scholarship. Partial scholarship the first year full-scale up to full scholarship after that. They need more money for that first year. Freddie “Dinya”, a senior at CAHS and Danny Smith a sophomore at the University are poised for greatness in soccer. They need an Angel. They need someone to help pay the balance that isn't covered by the first year scholarship. You can help call coach Dale Richards. Here comes the phone number, 244-4045.

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It's that time of year again as Rotary 2 club of St. Thomas as the 2014th annual car raffle jamboree. This year the first prize is a new 2014 Cherokee Latitude and their nine other big prizes. You can get them for tickets and $10 each the raffle drawings, May 21 tickets are $10 each 11 tickets in the book for only $100 plus every single ticket contains 12 coupons and the coupons are worth more than the cost of the ticket so you actually save money if you buy a raffle ticket and use all the coupons you'll come out ahead that's the Rotary to raffle. Look for your local Rotary to member and get your raffle tickets now.
And I have one free ticket in the Rotary 2 Raffle – free to the firs tperson who comes  through the door at WSTA and says the Good News Guy Sent me to our receptionist.

Do you use a computer that uses Microsoft Windows XP? As of April 8, Microsoft will no longer provide technical assistance for Windows XP and for office 2003. Some 20 percent of small businesses are still using the XP platform. After April 8 will be no more security updates or hot fixes or free or paid telephone assistance or online technical content updates. You can either continue to use XP on your own, because it's a stable platform for many people or upgrade to one of the newer operating environments like Windows 7 or the new Windows 8.1. Windows XP will continue to operate and work it won't fail or break, but Microsoft will no longer support it.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Office announces that registration for the Estate Planning Seminar scheduled for March 22, 2014 on St. Thomas is now closed.  A limited number of spaces remain available for the St. Croix seminar, which will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the UVI Great Hall. For more information call  773-6459

The Department of Tourism is creating a new commercial about summer in the Virgin Islands. Tell Tale Pictures is hiring people to be in that commercial. They want Virgin Islanders of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to participate in the "Virgin Islands Nice" Tourism Commercial. You’ll get paid.
Casting call:
on St John Saturday, March 15 from 9 to noon at the Marketplace,
on Saint Thomas on Saturday, through 2:00 PM to 5:30 at Tutu Park Mall in the center court.
on St. Croix Sunday March 16 from 11 am to 3 pm at sunny isle shopping center amphitheater.
Talent will be paid. For more information call 917-865-7427 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,

Over at the University  of the Virgin Islands’ today is the 52nd anniversary of the Charter that created the University. There is a charter Day Ceremony from 9 am to 10:30 today. The theme is Building a Culture of Leadership.” The annual Charter Day celebration marks the official founding of the institution on March 16, 1962. Ali W. Palmer is in town he's a master trainer of Blended Learning Solutions, Following the Charter Day celebration, Palmer will help lead a workshop for the University’s leadership team.  Happy birthday UVI make and 52 years.

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