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Weather in the World : it's springtime but turned cold overnight in the Northeast 31 degrees in Philadelphia, 32 in New York, 33 in Boston while new Washington DC has 33 degrees Chicago the same 33 degrees. In Montréal at 19 degrees and have. And the place they call Paradise Michigan, a brisk six degrees this morning


80Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Clear Skies.
78%  humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.97 inches
Wind is from East at 9 MPH  up to 13 MPH
Point 01 inches of rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service says :  An upper level ridge of high pressure will build over the region through Thursday and hold through the end of the week. Expect generally fair and stable weather with limited passing shower activity. Across the coastal waters, easterly winds to 17 knots  and five foot seas are expected today. Winds and seas will increase Thursday and Friday.

Forecast calls for: More clouds than sun with the possibility of some scattered showers this afternoon. High around 80F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Cruise Ship News: Norwegian getaway, a royal princess, and Carnival conquest are at Havensight Dock;. The Eclipse, and the Allure of the Seas is at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:

Headlines :  update on the Central high school odor problem - meanwhile central students lose vacation to make up lost days. The port authority will replace a the airport security fence, and our good newsmaker of the day as a baseball star.

At the top of the news on !!AIR – April 16 wednesday

Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory informs Central High School staff, and students that make-up instructional days have been scheduled for the week of April 28th – May 2nd. During this time, classes will convene on the St. Croix Educational Complex campus beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. Frett-Gregory says “It is necessary for us to give students the opportunity to make up the 48 hours of instructional time lost when Central High School was closed from March 19-28.” While school is generally out during the time  the school has to make up lost days. This plans allows Central High School to make up 40 of the lost hours, the remaining hours will be made up with additional assignments from the teachers.

Waste Management Authority is making plans to move the bin site in Bournefield.  Right now the site is on the airport side of Route 30 – Julian Jackson Drive.  The site is moving to the opposite side of the road, to a site near the Police Station in Bourneifld close to the old Merchant Market building.  There will be new signs.  Residents are reminded not to drop trash at the old site but go to the new site to use the bins.

VI Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe announced that the entire perimeter security fencing around Cyril E. King Airport is being replaced. That fence has not been changed since the airport was constructed. The existing six-foot security fence that surrounds the airport will be removed and replaced with a new eight-foot, black vinyl-coated chain link fence that will extend around the entire secured operations area of the King Airport.  The fencing will include barbed wire, and one security gate will be automated. Island Roads will begin on April 21 and be finished in August. The project costs $1 million with the Federal Aviation Administration paying 90 percent. The new vinyl fence should look better and last longer.

Our Virgin Islands National Guard is preparing for a necessary though sad duty.  They are taking training to perform Military Funeral Honors. The 40-hour course will be conducted April 14-18 on St. Thomas at the Leonard Francis Armory in Est. Nazareth and April 21-25 on St. Croix at the Lionel Jackson Readiness Armory in Est. Bethlehem. Through the Military Funeral Honors Program, service members learn the history, policies, and procedures to conduct the honorable ceremony up to military standard. Our Soldiers will be authorized to perform military funeral honors  which ensures professional and dignified execution of honors. They will learn uniform preparation, standards, firing party, drill and ceremony, casket carry, and flag folding. 

You can tell it is Easter week. The source online reports that tents are sprouting up like flowers all over St. Croix's beaches like Dortch beach, Salt River, LaVallee, Cane Bay, Great Pond, Ha’Penny, Campo Rico or Altoona Lagoon. It’s Easter camping as families camping out, swim, fish, play games and sleep. Senator Terrance  Nelson and his family are holding the Positive Work Unity Retreat Camps - organizing hikes, kite flying, fishing and other group activities like storytelling and evening discussions. The idea is to get kids away from video games and TV. And don't bring your cell phone. A big thank you to the Department of Sports Parks and Recreation for getting all the bathrooms ready in time for Easter camping.

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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.

Charlotte Amalie High School on St. Thomas will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th to allow students and parents to participate in an Open House. From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., parents will be able to pick up report cards and meet with their child's teachers.

Parents or guardians of St. Croix Educational Complex High School students are advised that third marking period report cards will be distributed on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.    Report cards may be picked up from respective grade level counselors, only during the above hours. 

Yvonne E. Milliner-Bowsky Elementary is holding its first National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) induction ceremony This morning in the school's cafeteria. The ceremony officially puts in place the school's new National Elementary Honor Society chapter -- 19 students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades will be inducted; the featured speaker will be Basil Ottley Jr.

Several students walked out of Alfredo Andrews Elementary School around noon on Monday and found a stretch limousine waiting for them.  They were were joined by staff chaperones for a trip to IHOP in Sunny Isle Shopping Center for a special treat as the rest of the student population came out and watched amazed. The 11 students were on the Principal Honor Roll for their high scores on the VITAL-S standardized exam. While at IHOP, ten year old 4th grader D’Sean Navarro remarked, “We are here to have a good time because we did good on the VITAL-S.”   They had sundaes, chocolate pancakes, cheese cake and more.  Second grader Le’ Aani Luis said, “I like being a celebrity.” After the star-studded luncheon, the academically talented students received a short tour of the island limousine style, courtesy of James Funeral Home.

The public is invited to the sixth annual Model United Nations Conference today in the Great Hall of the University ‘s Albert Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Eight UVI students – four from St. Thomas and four from St. Croix – will represent Jamaica and Belize before the model United Nations. Dr. Kula Francis, said student promise to offer insight on serious challenges facing Jamaica and Belize. And they students come from all over - Anguilla, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Thomas and St. Croix.  Big Thank You to co-sponsors the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Rotary Clubs on St. Croix.

Our good newsmaker of the day today is Akeel Morris who was named the “South Atlantic Pitcher of the Week" while playing for the Savannah Sand Gnats, a team affiliated with the New York Mets. Morris had a 0.0 earned run average striking out 14 batters over 6 2/3 innings. Our pitcher of the week earned his diploma here at Charlotte Amalie High School, not at some stateside school. Akeel Morris is the Pitcher of the Week making Good News.

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