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Weather in the World : 66 in Philadelphia while New York City is 58 degrees. Boston is 57 and his rainfall in Washington with 68 degrees. Chile 28 Chicago and 32 in Denver while Toronto is 32 degrees with snow falling.

79 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Clear Skies.
81%  humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.93 inches
Wind is from East at 9 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says : An upper level ridge of high pressure will build over the region today through Thursday and remain in place through the end of the week. As a result, expect a few scattered showers. Winds will strengthen Wednesday night through Friday with marine conditions deteriorating Thursday and Friday. In local waters Easterly winds to 18 knots and four foot seas Winds and seas will increase on Thursday and Friday.

Forecast calls for: A mix of clouds and sun. High near 80F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Cruise Ship News: the Reflection and the Carnival liberty are at Havensight Dock
Sea Dream One and the Emerald Princess are at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:
and St. John has Sea Dream one later this evening.


Headlines :  Next Generation Network is making federal grant folks happy. More about Miss UVI Ambassadorial an WICO has a concert for you tonight.

At the top of the news on !! AIR – April 15 Tuesday in the world of baseball this is Jackie Robinson Day.

Good news for the Governor's office. He met with officials from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They just finished up five day visit to review the progress of the Next Generation Network Broadband Network and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Grants.  The federal officials reported that they were extremely pleased with the progress under the federal broadband grants. In particular, officials of the federal agencies commended the progress made by viNGN in the construction of the territory’s 100% fiber optic high speed network. The completion deadline is coming June 30 of this year. The officials toured sites on the big islands and reviewed the Fiber Access Points, including the Super fiber access point on St. Croix and St. Thomas which are now directly connected to the internet. This is a significant milestone and the viNGN team members were congratulated on reaching the goal. The federal officials also visited many of the Community Anchor Institutions  and heard how the connection to the Internet will positively benefit them.

Modest change in the new Port Authority Ferry tarrifs.  Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe met with local ferry operators to discuss two minor changes to the Authority’s plans to increase ship dues and wharfage fees in its marine tariff. They moved the date to start the new fees from April 1 to April 23. The increases will apply to all inter-island vessels – up from $.85 to $2.  Inbound and outbound wharfage will go up from $1 to $3.  All inter-island passenger vessels will pay $3 per inbound passenger and $3 per outbound passenger to use the Port Authority’s marine facilities.  Vessels traveling between the various United States Virgin Islands are exempt. So are cruise ships.  The Port Authority has several infrastructure projects they will do with the new funds.  

Yesterday we told you that Elisa Thomas was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands at the 34th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition on Saturday. Now we have more details, Shanice Wilson, was the first runner-up  and named Miss Photogenic. Sheresia Gumbs, was the second runner-up and won Miss Congeniality.   Kimberlee Donovan was Miss Popularity. It's almost a sweep for Elisa Thomas. – She won Most Intellectual Speaker, Best Performing Talent, Best Business Wear, Best Ambassadorial Presentation and Best Evening Wear. She will receive a full-year UVI scholarship paying tuition, room and board and she won other prizes. Elisa Thomas is a junior majoring in communication. She wants to work as a news anchor, and host her own television show. And you may get to hear her here on WSTA. She agreed to be the Good News Gal when I go on vacation this summer.

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In our lost and found department, Gordon lost his phone near Pueblo and Long Bay or near Mandela Circle. He's offering a reward if you find his phone call this number 513-1910.

Report cards for all students at Ivanna Eudora Kean High will be distributed today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Ken Hermon of the Division of Personnel is advising all Post-65 Retirees who are members of the Government’s Health Insurance plan managed by United Healthcare - that the new April 1, 2014 UHC rates will be deducted from their April 30, 2014 annuity checks.  Additionally those Post 65 retirees, who decided to upgrade to the UHC Plan F product, will also see that amount included into their health deduction line on the April 30, 2014 annuity check.  Thereafter, the Division will work with the Government Employee’s Retirement System (GERS) to establish a reasonable incremental deduction to collect the Plan F premiums owed to the government. 

The Small Business Development Center along with the Small Business Administration and AARP are hosting an Encore Entrepreneurship program at the University Virgin Islands ACC building on Thursday, April 17. The program is free. If you're nearing retirement age and considering how you generate income when you retire, a growing number of individuals over the age of 50 are Encore Entrepreneurs, starting small businesses as senior citizens. For more than 70 million Americans over 50 business ownership is option. If you're 50 and up consider starting a new business learn all about it on Thursday the 17th of the University's ACC building. For more information call the small business development Center

Something special their Frederiksted today. The Virgin Islands National Guard has an emergency response exercise from now through 8 pm this evening. The 23rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team will conduct training at Hamms Bluff. Do not be alarmed if you see blue response vehicles in the area. Motorists are asked to observe safety and road rules when they encounter a grouping of military vehicles on the roadways of St. Croix. The convoy of large or wide vehicles may obstruct visibility if you attempt to pass. The VING Civil Support Team will undergo a training proficiency evaluation by U.S. Army North and undergo proficiency exercises for their certification. The Civil Support Training Activity evaluates the unit's ability to respond to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) incident.

Special party tonight as the West Indian Company Limited presents a carnival celebration on Tuesday, April 15 at the dock with cool sessions brass from St. John. This is the last in the series. The concert starts at 5:30 until 8:30 featuring Stanley Charles on bass guitar, Paul Thomas on guitar, Michael Coggins trombone, Erwin Bertrand drums, Desmond Charles on trumpet, Tischelle Knight is the lead vocalist, Sellie Charles is on the keyboards along with Rudy Sebastian on trumpet, and others. WICO’s Community Concerts are free - tonight at the dock 530 to 830..

Hearty Congratulations to Jaquan Joseph a graduate of CAHS who finished Army basic training last year and completed training for military police in Colorado. He just got his badge and his proud mother is Euthanie Jospeh Lawrence.  His Grand parents are Susan and Lowell Jospeh. And That’s Jaquan Joseph making good news.

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