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82 Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Clear Skies.
75%  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.00 inches
Wind is from East South East at 4 MPH
No rain at WSTA in the last 24 hours. 

National Weather Service Forecast calls for: As an upper level ridge establishes itself over the local area, expect a generally fair and stable weather pattern across the Virgin Islands through Tuesday with brief overnight and early morning passing showers. Across the coastal waters, expect winds to 16 knots and seas to five feet. Mainly sunny. High near 80F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Cruise Ship News
Norwegian Dawn and Carnival Valor Is at Havensight Dock

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At the top of the news on !! AIR – May 5 Monday
Carnival is over ! Is it really over? We had Prince and Princess, Carnival Queen competition, Calypso Monarch Calypso review water sports, a food fair that was spectacular, a J’ouvert that was Excellent. A children's Parade went on-and-on forever, and adult parade was the biggest anyone can remember. Some of the troupes had the most members they had ever had.

Leading the parade was grand Marshal, Lubin Roberts. Who has been part of the jesters since forever. Calypso Monarch Patrick Farrell and the Carnival queens live off the parade. Along with Chester Brady - “The Mighty Groover” in his one-man float. The Gypsies honoured their very first king and queen by having the whole troop dressed as Kings and Queens. The University of the Virgin Islands had several entries including the WUVI radio entry, a steel pan band and a whole troop decked out in Carnival splendor.  The Freshwater Yankees paid tribute to boxing great Emile Griffith. The infernos came out as warriors with brown and gold Leopard prints. The tropical masqueraders had bells on their shoes as they jumped to the tunes of Jam Band. Party Hardy made a point to raise awareness of breast cancer, with King-of-the-band, Troy Tetley decked out as a Caribbean butterfly showcasing the many stages of cancer. Rising Stars had two trolleys side-by-side in US Post Office Square that was a lot of sound. Hugga-Bunch was the late in the parade as the sun was setting. And very last the Traditional Indians in light blue and white. From the parade to Carnival village - the place was packed and at 9 pm the fireworks were exploding above the Charlotte Amalie Harbor. The display, by the Grucci family, lasted 15 minutes, and contained all of their signature pieces, including hearts, flowers and swirls. Costumes, music, floats and steel pan bands – we had it all in this carnival. And best of all - barely a hint of the violence that is marred carnivals in the past.

Here comes Tourism Month and our Department of Tourism has a number of exciting activities for Tourism Month. Tourism Month starts with a public service announcements on local radio.  Tourism is sponsoring a series of free customer service workshops with professional service trainer Bryan K. Williams, about "Empower Yourself: Strive for Success” The workshops will focus on world-class service delivery and the 10 service standards in the customer service pledge. 

There are more events in Tourism month.
Monday, May 5 The Ultimate Career Fair at Mark Marin Center - St. Thomas
and on St Croix DOT Reads to Kids at Estate Whim - St. Croix

Tomorrow Tuesday, May 6
Wear Red Day to show of unity and support for the tourism industry all hospitality workers are encouraged to wear a red item of clothing or red accessory.
The Ultimate Career Fair at Mark Marin Center - St. Thomas
DOT Reads to Kids and Attractions Tour at Fort Christiansvaern - St. Croix

Wednesday, May 7
Culture and Hospitality - Tea at Emancipation Garden - St. Thomas Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Customer Service Workshop, Henry E. Rohlson Airport Lounge - St. Croix
The free training will be held at 1:00-2:30 p.m. for employees and 3:30-4:30 p.m. for managers. To register, call 340-772-0357

Thursday, May 8
Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours at Paradise Point - St. Thomas
Music Flambo Combo.
On St Croix Free, Sustainable "Farm-to-table" Event at Caribbean Museum Center of the Arts - St. Croix

Friday, May 9
Customer Service Workshop, Marriott Frenchman's Reef - St. Thomas with Bryan K. Williams, Ph.D. Free training 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m. for employees and 3:30-4:30 p.m. for managers. To register, call 340-774-8784.

Visitor Appreciation at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport - St. Croix
Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 10
Cultural Fair at Franklin Powell Park - St. John
Local entertainment and arts and crafts will be offered for the St. John Community and visitors.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

You're listening to Good News Headlines on WSTA. More news, first this
St. Croix Landmarks Society is now offering free admission to their Estate Whim Museum to veterans, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and active duty military personnel with valid ID.

We are sending out notice once again that an early registration for St. John parents will be held on Tuesday, May 6th at the Julius Sprauve School from 9 am - 2 pm. At this time, parents are able to register students for both the Sprauve and Guy Benjamin schools. This registration is especially important as the Department continues to develop a plan for the use of Guy Benjamin during the upcoming 2014-2015 school year and beyond.

Remember the Rotary club to has their 2014th annual car raffle jamboree going on right now with an fantastic prizes and this year a special coupons attached to the ticket so that when you spend your $10 you get you more you get all kinds of coupons for things like dominoes and subway value for it as for department store one-stop plumbing to check out the coupons are worth more than the 10 bucks for the raffle ticket.  One is a coupon for Picasso’s Coffee Shop with a chance for $100,000. raffle tickets available the drawing is coming up on Wednesday, May 21.

Our good news maker of the day is Chardonay Tyson of St. Thomas- she is a student at the University of Southern Florida at St. Petersburg. She just won two awards first her organization, the Caribbean cultural exchange won the award for the student organization of the year. And Chardonnay was picked as the student of the year by the multicultural student organization. Student of the year! And proud grandmother is Lydia Boynes.

Our virtue of the week  is Commitment
Commitment is caring deeply about something or someone.  It is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100%, holding nothing back.  You give your all to friendship, a task, or something you believe in.  You finish what you start.  You keep your promises. You are practicing commitment when you…
Think before you make a promise
Keep every agreement you make
Make decisions confidently
Go the extra mile
Give 100% to everything you do
Are faithful to people you care about
Affirmation: I commit to my decisions. I keep my agreements. I give my all. I am a faithful friend.

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