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79 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under crystal clear skies.
76  humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.99 inches
Wind is from East at 14 MPH
Point 06 inches of rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says The Virgin Islands continues under the influence of a mid to upper level trough which will interact with the remnants of an old cold front to produce both cloudiness and showers across the region. Under the prevailing northeasterly wind flow, expect the continued trend of passing showers across the islands throughout the day. Across the coastal waters, seas will average three to six feet today while winds are expected near 21 knots

Forecast calls for: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 80 F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Cruise Ship News – new Amsterdam is at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:

Headlines :  More about the six pack rules, Who will pay for the primary election, Court is back on St Croix, those cable channels – relax, nothing is going away. And Kean school has Good News.

At the top of the news on !!AIR – April 3 Thursday
Who is paying for the primary elections? The election board is expecting the political parties to pay for the primaries. They are supposed to submit plans for the primary elections. No plans have been submitted.  Meanwhile the Democratic Party officials say the government has $350,000 in the budget for primary elections. Caroline Fawkes told the board said the political parties have not sent their plans, so the board has a dilemma. The law says the parties have to have plans, and the board can’’t approve a primary if no plans are filed. Just because there's money doesn't mean the parties don't have to make plans. The board approved the final candidate information sheet so the candidate package will be available. That candidate information sheet specifically asks if a candidate has been convicted of a felony or a “crime of moral turpitude.”   The board approved plans to consolidate four polling places into two locations. Voters who normally use Florence Williams Library will vote at Pearl B. Larsen Elementary, and voters who normally use John F. Kennedy Housing Community will vote at Juanita Gardine Elementary. They also approved a spoiled ballot policy, allowing a voter three spoiled ballots, then the fourth and ballot will be stored with other spoiled ballots for later evaluation.

If you've been worried about losing popular cable television channels, now you may relax. Innovative and Viacom reach an agreement on a new contract eliminating the threat of losing 17 popular channels on the cable.

More about changes to the six pack rule. The bill that passed the US House of Representatives doesn’t eliminate the six pack rule that limits charter boats based in the US Virgin Islands to only 6 passengers.  The new rule says that vessels under 79 feet that are certified and inspected in the British Virgin Islands may operate out of the US Virgin Islands and carry up to 12 passengers. This is not an exemption from the six pack law rather an alternative compliance standard. The law does not affect mega-yachts or day-sailers that hold 50 passengers, they have different rules. The new rule is for boats up to 79 feet that function as floating hotels carrying 8 to 12 people on vacations. These boats have not been able to pick up passengers in our islands. Instead, passengers fly to the British Virgin Islands and load there and stay there. The economic impact is large. Home base for these boats is where they provision, buy fuel, do laundry and housekeeping and dock up. If they can home port here, they bring more money here.

Court is back.  The Honorable Judge Michael Dunston, of the Superior Court advises the public that the Superior Court in St. Croix will return to its normal operations today. After cooperating with the Waste Management Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency to address the issues with the sewer system, the air quality tests show a zero reading. The odor has been neutralized.  Work is ongoing; but the Court can return to its building. They do not anticipate any additional disruption.

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Lost and Found - Chanee Chalon  has lost 3 red & black Gigaware flash drives on Friday,. They were all on a lanyard. It contains lots of old pictures that I would love to get back. Please call Chanee Chalon at 340-998-9442 if found. A reward will be given.

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor informs the public that the St. Thomas VI SHIP/Medicare office will be closed on today  and Friday.  Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, April 7.

Chamber of Commerce  Business-after-hours will be hosted by Nisky Business Center and B&W Realty Investment, Ltd. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their location in Nisky Center.

Minor excavation for lateral work to riser poles will occur on the island of St. Thomas  today through Saturday, along Route 33 in Estate Caret Bay, along Skyline Drive in St. Joseph & Rosendahl, along Smith Bay Road and along Red Hook Road in Estate Frydenhoj

University of the Virgin Islands and Work-Able Inc present the Disability Menoring Day Pipeline Job Shadow Day Gathering today at the Sports & Fitness Center Room 222 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Coming up Friday evening Bella Vera in the Yacht Haven Grand has an evening of bubbles and bling. Bella Vera has a special evening with music and champagne with an exclusive trunk show of new and unique jewelry from Renée Shepherd and Mima. This will be all handcrafted one-of-a-kind Caribbean jewelry. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Kidsscope. Friday evening 5 to 9 p.m. S

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School has Good News.  The environmental protection agency in region two has selected the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School to receive the 2014 EPA environmental quality award. – an award that recognizes organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health. The Environmental Quality Award is the highest recognition presented by the agency and it has been given to business, government agencies, nonprofits, environmental and community groups, individual citizens, educators and now the Kean School. There’s a presentation ceremony Wednesday, April 23 in New York City  and an additional ceremony in San Juan Puerto Rico on May 12. Kean school is making good news winning the EPA Environmental quality award.

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