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It's 79° Fahrenheit  26.2 Centigrade in Crown Bay St. Thomas,
72% humidity. Partly cloudy skies – with clear air at the ground level – so clear you can see all of Puerto Rico today. A rare sight.
Wind out of the North East at 12 mph.
Water temp: 83° in Charlotte Amalie  St. Thomas
Doppler radar shows: Mostly clear skies  
Satellite Photo Shows: No storms on the horizon.

The national weather forecast calls for Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Highs around 83. Breezy. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent

Cruise Ship News
At Havensight  Dock Norwegian Pearl, Solstice poesia
At Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal: Eurodam


At the top of the news on Wednesday  November 17

It IS NOT our bad news, but a window on what happens when crime gets out of control. Two cruise lines announced they have suspended their visits to St. Kitts in the wake of an open air stick up when a gang ambushed a safari like bus and robbed all the cruise ship passengers. While St. Kitts  police immediately arrested four suspects, the Carnival cruise line cancelled today’s ship call and Princess cruise line diverted their ship to Antigua.  The suspension is temporary but highlights what happens when local crime makes national news.

Do our roads need help. After the recent deluge, the roads in the Virgin Islands have taken a beating. Daryl Smalls of Department of Public Works is asking the legislature for immediate funding for road repair. How much. Millions of dollars are needed. Smalls says he has teams out assessing the roads in St. Croix today but the back to back storms really gave the roads a hard time and there are many potholes that create a dangerous situation as drivers swerve to avoid the holes. Smalls also reported on road progress – On St. Thomas
the Long Bay road project, from Vitraco Park to Yacht Haven Grande is essentially complete while the second phase from the Yacht Haven Grande to Lucinda Millin Home has been held up as crews waited for Innovative to place its utility lines underground; Brookman Road, which Smalls had to be redesigned in part because a nearby aquifer has caused heavy water flow in the area; and -road construction from Fort Milner to Four Winds Plaza, is expected to be completed in "short order.

On St. Croix the Queen Mary Highway project, is actively ongoing but got delayed as crews uncovered various utility lines -- water and sewer, or electrical duct banks -- below the roadway; the Christiansted Bypass, should be complete in the next six months after infrastructure, sidewalks and drainage structure work, along with the paving of the asphalt is completed; and the area in front of Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, which is riddled with potholes - Smalls said his crews are addressing that but they got delayed as the recent rain made the potholes worse.

Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN) workshops on St. Croix this week. Experts from the U.S. departments of Energy and Interior, DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the V.I. Water and Power Authority, and the private sector reported on energy efficiency, transportation, renewable energy generation and other facets of the puzzle. There is 31 million in federal funds - some of that money will go to build wind-speed detectors to collect raw data needed to show lending institutions what sort of power specific wind projects will generate. Meanwhile officials from Alpine Energy Group gave an update on their plans to build a refuse-derived fuel processing plant and a power plant on St. Croix to use it. New plan, no pet coke in the works. UVI students Renesha Henderson and Mpho Sello reported on a study they are conducting into fats, oils and greases in the territory and their preliminary work toward determining exactly how much edible oil is shipped to the territory, how much restaurants use, how much is hauled away for disposal, and other factors affecting its cost and usefulness as a fuel.



Board of Elections will be certifying the election results today.

Virgin Islands Legislature is meeting today on St. John continuing to hear Coastal Zone Management Commission permit requests. The Rules committee is meeting on St. John tomorrow to take up nominees and bills.

The Lieutenant Governor office is inviting the public to a medicare beneficiary forum today on St. Thomas today at Windward Passage Hotel also 9:00 AM to noon.  For more information call 714-4374.

The University of the Virgin Islands – Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center and the phone company invite  public high-school students to participate in a FREE program designed to improve SAT scores.  Classes will be held 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. every Saturday beginning January 15, 2011. Sessions will be held on UVI’s St. Croix and St. Thomas Campus.  Applicants must be ninth or tenth-grade public high school students with a GPA of 2.0 to 3.5. Interested applicants must submit their applications to the UVICELL Center by Friday, December 3rd to be considered for the program.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 693-1106 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.


Pistarckle Theater is offering a special today for tickets to American Buffalo.  Tickets are just $20 each if you buy them today for the show that opens December 19 and 20.  Call 775-5877.


The recent rain is causing other problems – mosquitoes.  The Good News is that Department of Health is on top of it and fogging to kill mosquitoes is beginning immediately.  On St. Thomas today  in Scott Free, Hull Bay, Mafolie, Magen’s Bay, Wintberg, Tutu. And on Thursday: Smith Bay, Nazareth, Bovoni, Bolongo, Frenchman’s Bay. On St. John there will be mosquito fogging on Thursday in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay.  You can do your part. Make sure you empty all containers that hold water anywhere around your property. Old tires hold water. So do plant pots and empty drums, anyplace that collects water is fresh breeding ground for Mosquitoes.

You already know the teacher of the year Daniella Roumou.  Did you know that today is Daniella’s birthday. A special Happy Birthday to Danielle Roumou from all of us at WSTA.  Daniella  You're making good News

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