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Weather in the World : 36 in Philadelphia, 32 in New York City 27 Boston they have clowns. Chicago is 45 degrees with rain, Denver has 19 degrees with clouds, Montréal warmed up to 18 degrees

79 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under clear  Skies.
77 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.02 inches
Wind is from East at 19 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says :  
The upper level high pressure ridge is expected to gradually weaken across the region today but an overall dry and stable weather pattern will continue across the islands during the day. A few showers may form but dry and fair weather skies should prevail. Small craft operators should exercise caution for seas to five feet and winds to 19 knots
The forecast calls for Partly cloudy. High 79F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph

Cruise Ship News Norwegian Getaway, a Royal Princess, Carnival Conquest Is at Havensight Dock
Allure of the Seas and the Eclipse is at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:  Azamara Quest visiting St. John

Headlines : 

At the top of the news on !!AIR – March 19 Wednesday
Three times this month. Three times that Central High School's been affected by some foul odor. This time more than 30 students had to seek medical attention at the hospital. Students reported headaches, burning sensation in their chest and lungs, nausea, some vomited, others reported dizziness. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has NOT been able to determine what the odor is or where it's coming from. They have ruled out HOVENSA as the source of the odor. While staff have been cleaning huge storage tanks for weeks. That's not the source of the odor. The odor is only being reported from Central High School but no odor in the surrounding neighborhoods. Students at Central High School were dismissed yesterday  after several were taken to the hospital where they responded favorably to oxygen. Classes at Central High School have been called off until next week Monday. An investigation team will narrow down possible sources of the odor.

Governor John DeJongh signed into law the bill to allow the Government Employees Retirement System to return the eight percent contributions, with interest, with withheld on the 2010 retro-active payment checks issued to some retirees. In 2007, a portion of the retroactive wages were paid. The checks had deductions for Medicare, Social Security and an eight percent contribution to the GERS. Legislation to correct that was passed recently. Now the governor has signed it - clearing the way for a refund.

Here's something you might not have noticed. The repairs to the fenders at Crown Bay Dock have been completed. The section of the dock used by the Crowley cargo vessels was badly deteriorated.  16 new rubber fenders were attached to the seawall with new swivel eyes, chains and shackles. New wall eyes were installed. Everything was treated against rust with galvanize. You can't see it from the shore,  but from the oceanside  - the dock looks ready for cargo.

Special welcome yesterday as the cruise ship Divinia arrived in St. Thomas for the second time there was a plaque ceremony as the Divinia was formally welcomed. The ship is the 12th and largest of cruise fantasia class ships weighing 139,000 tons carrying 3959 passengers and 1300 crew.

Governor John DeJongh met with members of the Marine Economic Development Council and staff from DPNR met to explore the safe, orderly and ecologically sound regulation of moorings and anchoring in our bays and harbors. The Marine Economic Council is supposed to revitalize the marine sector and revitalize this $100 million component of the economy. They want to standardization the ground tackle at moorings and to ensure local Marine stores have the items in stock. Other members want clearer rules and regulations for mooring and anchoring.  They specifically want repairs to the dive moorings on St. Croix and at Christmas Cove on Great St. James. Also we should dispose of abandoned boats. And put better signs showing the location of Marine sanitation pump outstations and trash collection sites.

They're going. The tires are gone. Yesterday I told you the crews from the port authority were cleaning up the roadside along Haypiece hill and Sara Hill. Lots of tires came out of the bush. Now they're gone. If you know someone who just dumped tires on the roadside remind them the fine for dumping tires is $1000

Here comes a plan for a airline coming to St Croix. Anthony Weeks and his St Croix Economic development Initiative announced the new Cruise jets service alliance among Bohlke Airways, Miami Air and PublicCharter.com. The CruzJET will get going in Fall of 2014 with direct non-stop flights out of the New York Tri-State Area flying into St. Croix three days a week on a Boeing 737 with 168 passengers. The plan is all-inclusive, with airfare, hotel and leisure activities on St. Croix all included.  The idea is to bring more people directly to St Croix. 


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The Enterprise Zone Commission will host a charrette to develop a town plan for Upstreet.  Residents and business owners in Upstreet, and the public, are invited to the charrette this evening at Winston Raymo Recreation center. They will draw on your ideas and solutions to town problems and develop a town plan for Upstreet.    This evening at 5:30 p.m“Economic Development” at Winston Raymo Recreation center

Coming up tomorrow the Department of Human Services Headstart program will conduct their annual transition workshop for parents, families fathers and male figures for the students are entering kindergarten this coming school year. The workshop is Thursday at 9 am at the Headstart complex in sugar estate. There will be information how to prepare your child to enter kindergarten. For more information call Deshawn Williams 774-2449

Coming up tomorrow on St Croix at 10:00 Am, the Virgin Islands National Guard will conduct a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting at the new joint force headquarters Estate Bethlehem.  The groundbreaking was back January 2012, now the facility is complete. The facility in honor Brigadier General Gerard Luz James Sr. Thursday at 10:00 Am in Estate Bethlehem.

Here is a chance to learn how to make fine jewelry using wax casting. International master jeweler Kate Wolf is in St. Thomas today through Friday teaching an exciting, intensive and comprehensive workship.  8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.  She comes to St Croix on Monday through weed – also 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The idea is to teach local people from beginners to experts about figurative wax carving for fine jewelry and art objects. Kate Wolf has been carving wax and making jewelry for 35 years. For more information call Rare Earth Studio, 777-7774.

Music is in the air - The University of the Virgin Islands will conclude the first biennial Conference on Music and the Arts. It is all day today at the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. They are exploring Caribbean music - today at the University.

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