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82  Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under hazy Cloudy Skies.
76 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.06 inches
Wind is from East at 12 MPH
No rain in the last 24 hours at WSTA.

National Weather Service says:  

Forecast : Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 82F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. 20% Chance of rain and a lot of Shara dust in the atmosphere.

Cruise Ship News Carnival valor is at Havensight Dock

At the top of the news on !! AIR – June 16 Monday

Good News from the Governor’s financial team on Addie this morning.  There was a 40 million dollar short fall.  Now it is down from 28 million after taking measures to reduce costs what measures?  The government is going to balance the budget with a 4% reduction. Still 28 million to go… They are asking the Senate to approve 30 million in borrowing to cover the shortfall. Is borrowing the only – Finance Commissioner Angel Dawson said the 30 million shortfall is good new s- far less – remember borrowing 500 million just a few years back.

This was a big graduation weekend as CAHS held their commencement.  310 high school seniors graduated on Sunday.  Of the 310 server seniors 228 are headed to college.  With thirty-eight going to join the military. The valedictorian, Sheila Joseph, will attend Brown University with a quarter million dollars in scholarship support.  The salutatorian Sheriah Jacobs is headed to the University of the Virgin Islands to study civil engineering. 

On Saturday evening Ivanna Eudora Kean High School held graduation for their 187 graduates. 108 of them headed to college.  24 going into trade school, 16 will join the military and 38 are headed off to work.  The valedictorian was Jamaal Al-Ameen and the salutatorian was Kiara Fahie.

St. Thomas Seventh-day Adventist school held graduation for their 12 seniors, the salutatorian was Carishma March, and the salutatorian was Kamira Webster.  Of the twelve seniors, all of them are headed to college in the fall.

Saint Croix Career and Technical Education Center held their graduation giving certificates of completion to 259 students.  92 of them in adult evening classes finished career training programs and are ready to advance in the work force.

Years ago the government sued several industrial companies they considered responsible for damage to the natural resources in Estate Anguilla on St. Croix's south shore.  The settlement was announced late last week. The companies sued include St. Croix Alumina, Alcoa World Alumina, St. Croix Renaissance, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Virgin Islands Alumina Corporation; and Century Aluminum Company. The government also sued Hess and HOVENSA. All of the parties have reached settlements except for VIALCO and Century. The settlements have an estimated value of $125 million to $145 million including cash to our government of 67 million dollars plus the costs of extensive environmental cleanup and restoration work. The red mud mountain will go away.

The National Weather Service forecasts a lot of Sahara dust this week.  The dust makes her hazy skies and colorful sunsets.  And while it is not intrinsically harmful, people with allergies or respiratory ailments should be aware. Sahara dust is due today

St John Festival is getting going.  The Princess pageant was on Sunday.  TaeZha Maduro won Miss Congeniality, Best Sportswear, Best story book character and Miss Intellect as well as Festival Princess. Keleya Redding won Best evening wear and Miss Photogenic and Marlene Warner was Miss Cooperative.

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The St. Thomas, St. John board of elections has a special meeting today at the election system office and Lockhart garden at 1:00 PM today.  The discussion is about the district ballot.  The election system has a voter registration drive from 6 to 8 pm this evening at Oswald Harris Court Community. 

On Tuesday June Paul M Pearson gardens.  Wednesday in Bovoni, Friday in Kirwan Terrace, Monday the 23rd at Tutu Hi-Rise.  If you wish to register to vote bring one or more of the following birth certificate, passport, military discharge, naturalization certificate or baptismal certificate.

The waste management Authority reminds residents in East End St. Thomas that the Frydenhoj bin site will close today. Residents are urged to utilize alternative sites. The Authority is working to improve the efficiency waste collection and disposal in the territory and that means consolidating the bin sites. The Frydenhoj bin site will close on Monday, June 16

The Department of planning and natural resources released the schedule for boating registration during June and July.  On St. Croix licensing will take place from nine to noon and 1 to 3:30 at their offices in Ana’s Hope.  On St. Thomas and St. John licensing will take place from 9:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 3:30 at the environmental enforcement office at King Airport St. Thomas.  Recreational boat and morning registration is going on now. Commercial fishing licenses and registrations will take place July 14th through the 16th.

Our good news makers of the day are the members of the Charlotte Amalie High School Class of 1954.  Senator Jackson will join his colleagues honoring the members of the Charlotte Amalie High School Class of 1954 on their 60th anniversary with a plaque ceremony at 10 am today at the Earle Ottley Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas. The Class of 1954 was the last group of students to occupy and graduate from the Legislature’s Capitol Building, which once served as the Marine Barracks, and was the site of the historic Transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States.

Our Great news maker of the day is Tim Duncan whose San Antonio Spurt won the NBA championship last night beating the Miami Heat 87 to 104 in the final game of the NBA Finals. While Timmy was not the MVP in the series – he is our hero. The MVP was Kawhi Leonard who is the Spurts new rising star.  Youngest NBA MVP since Tim won that title in 1999. He has been in five championship victories.

Our virtue of the week is Generosity.  Generosity is giving and sharing.  You share freely, not with the idea of receiving something in return.  You find ways to give others happiness, and give just for the joy of giving.  Generosity is one of the best ways to show love and friendship.
You are practicing generosity when you ...
Are thoughtful of the needs of others
Notice when someone needs help
Give freely without expectation of reward
Give fully without holding back
Are willing to make sacrifices for others
Use wisdom about sharing treasured belongings
Say this affirmation:  I am generous. I look for opportunities to give and to share.  I take time to be thoughtful. I give freely, fully, and joyfully.

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