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Weather in the World : 47 degrees in Philadelphia Boston has 43 degrees Washington thence 50 degrees, Chicago has 48 degrees still 37 in Denver while my cock Island Michigan 36 degrees. My favorite little town in northern Canada it got above zero today

80 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Clear Skies.
76%  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.01 inches
Wind is from East South East at 11 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service Forecast calls for: Mostly fair weather skies can be expected with slightly warmer than normal temperatures as winds will continue from the east-southeast. Expect a few light isolated showers to develop during the afternoon but any rainfall activity will be of short duration. Across the coastal waters, seas will average five feet with winds to 15 knots. You can expect Partly cloudy skies. High 81 degrees  . Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Cruise Ship News - the Summit, the Norwegian Gem and the Carnival Valor are at Havensight Dock
And the Veendam is at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:

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At the top of the news on !! AIR – April 28 Monday

Carnival is in full swing. We had the Calypso Revue on Saturday, water sports and the steel pan jamboree on Sunday. Today is the light day –  tomorrow, Tuesday the 29th,  we have two tramps – teen tramp first from Rothschild Francis Market Square to Carnival village then the senior citizens have their tramp. Wednesday is the food fair with arts and crafts. Thursday May first is J’ouvert, Friday is the children's parade, Saturday is the adult parade, fireworks and last lap.

It’s carnival.  The governor signed a proclamation giving leave to government employees for this 62nd Carnival.  In St. Thomas and St. John there is leave on Wednesday, for the food, arts and crafts fair day from noon to 5:00 PM. On Thursday there is leave from 8:00 AM  to 5:00 PM for J’ouvert. Across the entire territory there is leave on Friday, May 2 for the Children’s Parade. The leave does not apply to essential employees or those on a regular or rotating shift nor does it apply to the students and staff of Central High School on St. Croix.  The election system on St. Thomas reminds you they are open today and Tuesday, but closed Wednesday and Thursday. Also on Friday

What are the hot spots in this year’s carnival village?  The "Positive Vibes" booth has been in the village for the past 23 years, their special is conch in butter sauce with rice and vegetables. Booth 25, "Set the Trend" is cooking up seafood and vegetarian dishes, along with desserts. Check out their funnel cake. The Carnival committee picked their winners, Second Runner Up: Booth 5, Isme Frett,  the First Runner Up: Booth 1, Neville Amey and the best booth this year is Booth 16, Irvin Wilson.

More news from last week's Senate session. The 30th Legislature passed more than two dozen measures during a lengthy Legislative Session last week. They approved an Act to require an assessment of the cadastral and land records in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. They voted to institute an “Emergency Call Box” system and they approve changes to the code regarding individuals with disabilities. They approved changing the Street lighting account so that four to six percent of all property taxes will go to street lighting. Senators mandated that health insurance providers coverage for the assessment, of autism spectrum disorders They approved allowing Pharmacist’s to administer vaccines. And an act prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes and nicotine products to minors. The Senators also approved an act regarding public accountancy bringing our laws into compliance with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. They authorized a rental car surcharge to be used to repair roads and they authorize funding for the publication of delinquent taxpayers so that those who owe money will be publicly published. All this goes to the governor for further consideration.

We told you before about the University's entrepreneurship competition. Allison De Gazon won the $30,000 top prize for her Cruzan Organix Farm. Patsy Breunlin’s Phantasea Tropical Organic Garden won $20,000. Christopher Williams’ “Project A” book publishing plans got a $10,000 prize. There are other winners in the final round: Kimberlee Smith’s UVI-based daycare called, “Nannies to the Rescue,” Nicholas Goldman’s Jumbie Juice, and Roda Osman and Brandon Bougouneau’s sales campaign for the university radio station, WUVI AM 1090.

Students from the territory’s high schools had their own 13D Competition. Ericson Etienne, a tenth grader from Good Hope Country Day School on St. Croix, took the top prize of $1,000 for his business idea of producing what he calls Electro-luminous Clothing. Charlotte Amalie High School eleventh graders Curtney Grell and Anneil Alexander for a video-game-based arcade business called AC International Arcade Association -they won $500. And a project called Fashionable Hoodies, developed by Muhammed Rachid and Nia Ward, also Charlotte Amalie eleventh graders, took third place and the $250 prize. Each member of the top three teams in the 13D High School Competition also received a Samsung tablet.

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OMG it is almost over. From Mandela Circle to the Havensight entrance we have all been traveling on the new west side of the Mahogany trees – well not it is time to move to the East – one the new old road so the crews can finish the final paving on the west lanes.  The Department of Public Works says that on Tuesday, April 29 the north and south bound traffic on Frenchman Bay Road will be transferred back to the east side of the newly constructed roadway near Guardian Insurance, Hooters, and the Al Cohen’s Center. Traffic control devices and traffic control signs will guide motorists and pedestrians through the newly constructed section. WAPA has completed underground utility work with a new main underground cable and service connections for all customers along Frenchman’s Bay Road and the new system has been energized.  The contractor will now complete construction on the west side of the roadway with the final asphalt. Soon all 4 lanes will be open as soon as ICC moves their overhead utility lines all the overhead utility poles and service lines on Frenchman’s Bay Road will all go away! 

Are we missing out a good thing? Aruba is getting 20 percent of their electricity from wind power. They plan to get 100 percent from wind by the year 2020. Jamaica has one wind farm in Saint Elizabeth making 21 megawatts of power from 23 turbines. On Bonaire there are 12 turbines making 24 megawatts of power. A wind farm on Marie Gallant makes 30 percent of Guadaloupe’s power. Nevis has one wind farm with 8 turbines that makes 2.2 megawatts of energy.  On Puerto Rico 44 wind turbines produce 101 megawatts of power. And Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands has two wind turbines that make 500 kilowatts of energy. Who is not on this list? The US Virgin Islands.

You know that on Saturday at 20 minutes after midnight there was a shooting near Fort Christian, and near Carnival Village. The victim, a black male, was identified as 31 year-old Clyde Norford. The police report said that that Norford was armed with a firearm. And a shot was discharged resulting in his death. Police detectives are seeking the community’s assistance in providing any information they may have regarding this shooting.  Call the Major Crimes Unit at 642-8449, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Information will be kept in the strictest confidence.

With tremendous sadness to report the passing of Janessa Armstrong who was a police cadet, and an employee of the VIPD’s Weed and Seed program. She was also a University the Virgin Islands senior majoring in communications and working in our election systems office of public relations campaign to educate the public about how to vote. She was involved in a single car accident just east of the wind Museum on Queen Mary highway. Janessa Armstrong died long before her time.

Our virtue of the week is Integrity means living by your highest values.  It is being honest and sincere.  Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth.  You act with integrity when your words and actions match.  Integrity gives you self-respect and a peaceful heart.
You are practicing integrity when you…
* Think about what virtues matter to you
* Stand up for what you believe in
* Do the right thing, even when it is hard
* Willingly clean up your mistakes
* Think for yourself and avoid temptation
Affirmation:I have integrity.  I stand up for what is right.  I mean what I say and say what I mean.

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