29 June 2012
83 degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas
30.01 Barometric Pressure – rising
Mostly East Wind at 11 MPH. Under mostly clear skies.
NO Point 0.00 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. Point ONE this month. 19.23 inches this year.
National Weather Service says: Overcast with rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with rain showers. High of 88F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%
High pressure will once again take control of the local weather – we’ll have fair, very warm to hot and mainly dry conditions for the next several days. Expect hazy skies.
Cruise Ship News No Ships Today:
At the top of the news on Friday June 29
Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. attended an open house celebrating the Grand Re-opening of St. Croix's historic Windsor Farm, a major milestone in the revitalization of the territory's agricultural industry. The new Windsor Farm will create jobs, as well as healthy food products that benefit the entire community,” Governor de Jongh said. This new venture isn’t expected to replace the supply of milk, juice and ice cream that Island Dairies once supplied in the territory.
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen announced that Department of Health and Human Services is providing $32 million dollar to support two Racial and Ethnic Approaches Community Health initiative. These funding are designed to support comprehensive programs addressing health disparities in racial and ethnic groups, also the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act by a vote of 5-4. COPS Hiring Program grants to create and /or preserve law enforcement jobs. The Virgin Islands will receive a large amount of cash in funding through this program.
Seaborne flights aboard the 34-seat plane will start in January. Seaborne expects to acquire two more of the same planes by March 2013. The new planes will be used on airport to airport routes for the Seaborne Shuttle only. The new planes will replace those used on the San Juan to St. Thomas and St. Croix routes and supplement those used between St. Thomas and St. Croix
The V.I. Police Department will get supplemental assistance in a grant of $500,000 from the federal government. The grant guidelines require that the money be used to hire military veterans or rehire laid-off police officers, who will be tasked with initiating or enhancing community policing in the territory.
Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority invites the public to the “2012 Housing Expo” on Saturday, June 30 on St. Thomas at the Mark C. Marin Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Housing Expo is intended to make information available to home owners and potential home owners. Exhibitors include banks/mortgage lenders, hardware and building suppliers, contractors, developers, real estate agents, home owner insurance companies, landscapers, and solar and green product vendors. For more information, contact VIHFA on St. Thomas at 777-4432.
The University of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Exploratory Research Center in conjunction with the Medical University of South Carolina is hosting community forums about climate change health impacts. The forums is about six projects focusing on adapting to climate change health impacts that were undertaken by six community groups. The forums continues Today on St. Thomas
@ 5:30 p.m. at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Administration and Conference Center, Room 142-1A
& on St. Croix – TOMORROW , June 30, 5 p.m. at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Melvin Evans Center, Room 713.
For further information contact 643-6550
The Department of Human Services Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) will host a reverse job fair Today June 29th , at the University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall campus on St. Croix from 10am to 2pm.
The Department of Health STD HIV Program has a series of activities National HIV Testing Day Coming Up Today June 29th. “Take the Test. Take Control”