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Weather in the World : 52 in Philadelphia, 52 New York City, Same in  Boston with rain, while Chicago is 49 degrees and rain. Still in the 30s in Denver. Toronto 37 degrees with rain, and in a place called Paradise Michigan still 30 degrees.

80 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under crystal clear skies.
74%  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.08 inches
Wind is from East North East at 13 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says:

Forecast calls for: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 80F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.

Cruise Ship News : the reflection Is at Havensight Dock and we expect the Oasis of the seas is at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:

At the top of the news on !!AIR – April 8 Tuesday

Hard news from Tortola British Virgin Islands - an early morning fire this morning ravaged the inner Harbor Marina. Three buildings were flattened. Treehouse nightclub in spaghetti Junction are both gone. Boats in the harbor were whisked away from the fire area and only one boat was damaged. By five a.m. the fire was under control. No report yet on the value of the property damage.

Here comes a solution to the school calendar problem. Commissioner of Education Donna Frett-Gregory told the Senate on Monday the department can start school 10 days earlier as the Senators wish. In order to do so they had to find 10 days in the year to give back to the teachers or else they would have to pay them for more time worked. Therefore Frett-Gregory proposed extending Christmas break so classes return January 14 Instead of January 7. They will also get rid of 2 1/2 days during Carnival week. In past years they've held class for Monday Tuesday and part of Wednesday of Carnival week with few in attendance. So add those days to the tally and now they only have to find 2 1/2 additional days to get back to a normal schedule. This means school can start earlier, exams will be over before Christmas and no change in the contract for teachers and staff.

WAPA went looking for proposals to build nine megawatts of solar power generators; three megawatts for St. Thomas, six megawatts or St. Croix. Nine companies bid. They cut that down to up short list: Toshiba international, Solential energy solutions, CGC, Caribbean energy opportunities, micro-grid solar and pure logic. Soon WAPA will be in the solar generating business.  Meanwhile WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge says St. Croix is near the cap for home-based net metering while St. Thomas still has room for more home solar systems. Our legislature set a cap or limit on how much solar power WAPA would buy from home generators… 15 megawatts territorywide, 10 on St. Thomas five on St. Croix. Now it appears St. Croix is nearing the cap while there is room for more on St. Thomas.

What a mess at the Sapphire Beach Marina as condo owners duke it out with the sewage treatment plant owner in court. Simply put, the Condo Association owns the condo buildings and the Marina while Beachside Associates owns the wastewater treatment plant, reverse osmosis plant, parking areas, pool, and the lobby and restaurant building. At issue is the condo association paying for waste treatment. There was a court order requiring Beachside to treat the sewage, now judge Adam Christian reversed that order allowing Beachside to cut off sewage treatment of Condo Association starting today. From now on the Condo Association will have to truck their sewage to the Mangrove Lagoon Treatment plant, even on the weekends.

We have winners in Quiz Bowl. For the last six years the Country Day school team has dominated the Quiz Bowl, but the Antilles Brainstorms knock them out and emerged undefeated after the two-day event. All Saints, and Charlotte Amalie High School were out early and the finals were among Good Hope Country Day, Kean School and Antilles School.  Hearty Congratulations to Alan Eberhardt and the Antilles school Brainstorms winners of Quiz Bowl. 

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Lost Person. Dejah Wharton is missing.  She and her friend Becky were last seen on Saturday in the area around Oswald Harris Court Community.  Dejah is 14, dark skin, medium build and she normally lives in Mariendhl. If you know the whereabouts of Dejah Wharton call her uncle Mr. Francis at 771-2484. Or contact the Police Department

PNP productions along with IQ events encourages your school or nonprofit organization or church group or youth group to bid on the concessions for the upcoming play called “Were you there?” This is an excellent opportunity for your group to raise funds. Call Roxanne at 513-0081.

This week St. Croix celebrates its prestigious week-long food and wine festival called A Taste of St. Croix.  It is one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals in the world.  

This evening we have the Gourmet Vintner Dinner at Tutto Bene starting at 6 pm- Celebrity Chef Sam Choy is matching fine wine with great food as the gourmet themed auction kicks off the week of indulgence and generosity. The City Crawl starts at 6 pm with specialty beverages and food samplings from participating restaurants and bars throughout the historic waterfront town of Christiansted.

Wednesday evening there is a Food Fight, on the Beach starting at 4:30 as Celebrity Chefs Leah Cohen and Dean Sprinks join culinary students to compete in a hilarious series of challenges. Later that evening The Galleon Wine Dinner starts at seven p.m. with the a stellar menu by local Chef Kenneth Biggs perfectly paired with fabulous wines.

Cultural Conquest Association is keeping the local culture alive by reigniting the fire of Virgin Islands pride and creating an exhilarating and educational experience. They hosted an endangered culture essay contest and got more than 20 entries. Finalists include Daniel Lewis,  Ashton Heyliger,  Ron Duncan and Justice Veira all of - Claude O. Markoe School, Jeida Sosa  and Omar Stanley for the Reading Rainbow School and Sevon Washington - St. Patrick's. The winner? Jadon Stanley, a 5th grader attending Reading Rainbow School. Jadon was awarded a 7” tablet with surround sound speakers.

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