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Weather in the World : 65 degrees in Philadelphia, 61 Boston looks like 40s in Chicago well done Amber has 14 degrees and snow is falling and upstate Michigan.


79 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Clear Skies.
73%  humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.95 inches
Wind is from East at 12 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says : While the potential for moisture is slowly increasing and that trend is expected to continue through much of the week, no significant or widespread rainfall is expected during the next few days. Only isolated to scattered showers. Easterly winds in Atlantic waters to 18 knots and five foot seas on the Atlantic side. For the near shore waters expect winds to 12 knots and seas to five feet.

Forecast calls for: A mix of clouds and sun. High 78F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

Cruise Ship News: Carnival valor and Carnival sunrise are at Havensight Dock

Headlines : 

At the top of the news on !!AIR – April 14 Monday

We have a winner, no, make that two winners. On Sunday St. Thomas Carnival got off to go roaring start with the Princess competition.  Sh’Nyah Bacon took home most of the prizes, 6 of the 8 awards went to the 11-year-old from Julius Sprauve School of St John. In the Vita Malt Princess Selection show Bacon won best talent, best evening wear, Ms. intellect, best cultural where, best sportswear, and Miss congeniality. She won so many categories… there was no second runner up or third either. That's pretty hard on the other candidates; Richelle Lanclos who won Miss Photogenic, and nine-year-old Cemi-Leila John who won Miss Cooperative. When it came to the question and answer session all three delivered similar words, that our local culture will only survive if the younger generation continues to pass it on. Our Carnival Princess is Sh’Nyah Bacon of St John.

Over at the University of the Virgin Islands the annual Ms. UVI ambassadorial pageant happened on Saturday - five contestants were vying for the title of Ms. UVI. They sang and danced and performed their talents and answered questions. Kimberly Donovan, Shanice Wilson,  Sheresia Gumbs and Nichole Etienne all showed their skills. The fifth contestant was Elisa Thomas, She won the top title. She is a 20 year old junior majoring in communication. She was born on St. Thomas and is attending UVI on the St. Thomas Campus. Thomas aspires to work as a news anchor, host events and produce/host her own local television show. Communication Major… Hummmmm

Big Thank You to the strundets and masqueraders who came to the Lucinda Millin Home on Saturday for pre-Carnival festivities. The group will go to the Queen Louise Home next Saturday.

News from the Supreme Court– they reversed a Superior Court decision denying the preliminary injunction which temporarily prevents the Government of the Virgin Islands from negotiating and executing a contract for the Main Street Enhancement Project.  The Supreme Court sent the case back to the Superior Court for a hearing to determine whether the unsuccessful bidder, Tip Top Construction, is entitled to the contract for the Main Street project. Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls said Sunday it is vitally important that we resolve this matter expeditiously. “We are at a critical crossroad in our continued economic development and the timely start of this project will solidify both our position and our market share within the competitive regional tourism industry.

Public Finance Authority chaired by the Governor approved a project management contract to Nimal to oversee the completion of the Turnbull Regional Library on St. Thomas.  The project management contract will be funded from a $2 million bond issue previously approved by the VIPFA.  About $1.4 million of the bond proceeds are slated to complete work at the regional library.
The board delayed action on plans to spend $17 million to build the new Paul E. Joseph Stadium on St. Croix. The Governor says they need additional information. The contract would govern the demolition and reconstruction of the multi-use complex we envision in Frederiksted.


Ivanna Eudora Kean High School's Harmonic Rays choir is headed to London today/ This is their annual trek to the World Strides Heritage Performance Festival.  This time they beefed up by joining forces with the Charlotte Amalie High School Chickenhawks to form a dynamic "unity choir." They hope that the combined choir can bring home the gold medal. The group is comprised of 20 Kean students, and 10 CAHS students, along with both choir directors and parents. They fly today  and they perform Wednesday morning at the Royal Academy of Music. BY late in the day they will know who won as they attend the medieval banquet dinner at Beefeaters Hall.


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This is holy week and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral have a penance service today from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

VITAL testing days for Central High School 11th graders start today and continue tomorrow during 1st and second periods at the Educational Complex auditorium.

On St Croix the Police urge the community to be specifically careful as we approach the Easter Holidays. Historically, many families leave their homes to go camping on our beaches.  The Plice are asking everyone to properly secure your home.  Be sure that all doors and windows are secure and locked. Turn off all unnecessary electronics devices. The Police Chief reminds everyone to exercise caution on the road and obey all traffic laws and posted signs.

The 2014 St. Croix’s Battle of the Books competition will showcase the reading and comprehension skills of 30 students from the Juanita F. Gardine and Charles H. Emanuel elementary schools.  The 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will be “sparring” at their respective class level.  Teams of 10 students from each class competed in grade-level competitions previously held at the two schools. The top 15 grade-level champions from each school will compete in the Grand Battle on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Juanita Gardine School auditorium.    St. Croix’s public schools first Battle of the Books is a collaborative project between the Charles H. Emanuel and Juanita Gardine schools, funded through a Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) grant. Battle of the Books encourages students to read various books and have fun while competing with their peers. For more information on the Battle of the Books, call Ms. Ferdinand at 773-0050

Our virtue of the week  is  Trustworthiness. Trustworthiness is being worthy of trust.  People can count on you to do your best, to keep your word, and to follow through on your commitments.  You do what you say you will do.  Trustworthiness is a key to success in anything you do.
You are practicing trustworthiness when you …   
* Think before you make a promise to be sure you can do it
* Take responsibility for remembering your commitments
* Keep your promises even when they become hard to do
* Abide by the rules even when no one is watching
* Let nothing stop you from keeping your word
* Do your best and finish what you start
Affirmation:  I am trustworthy.  I keep my word.  I am worthy of the trust others place in me.

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