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82  Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Mostly Clear Skies.
81 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.97 inches
Wind is from East at 9 MPH
No rain in the last 24 hours at WSTA.

National Weather Service says:   A mid-level high pressure area will weaken today and then strengthen again late Tuesday through the end of the week. Therefore, we can expect better chances of showers as moisture and instability in the atmosphere increases. A fair weather pattern will prevail most of the week. Across the local waters, winds to 16 knots and seas to average of three to five feet.

Forecast : Plenty of sunshine. High 81F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. 10% Chance of rain

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This is the midst of graduation season. UVI and Saints Peter and Paul are over, this weekend we had two small graduations on Saint Croix. On Sunday, Iqra Academy held its fifth graduation with 5 students.  The Valedictorian was Ameer Donaie and the Salutatorian was Huda Qattum.  All of the graduates are going to college in the fall. Iqra Academy is a school with religious roots in the Muslim faith. Also Sunday 14 students graduated from the St. Joseph high school. The valedictorian was Kedisha Charles, on the salutatorian was Melaniqua Francis. All the students are going to college in the fall. St. Joseph school has religious roots in the Catholic faith.

Late last week the youth development group brought together representatives of community organizations that engage in child and youth affairs. The idea was to collaborate and eliminate redundancies. The Youth Development Council grew out of the Governor's Children and Families Council. They identified the main issues that prevent them from delivering services, and identified points where duplication can be reduced and coordination and communication can improve services. A lot of the agencies are small and compete for the same dollars, but working together could be much more effective. If your organization would like to become part of the youth network call this number 693-4316.

We are in the summer camp season. For those families feeling a financial squeeze, there’s help from Department of Human Services Office of Childcare and Regulatory Services. They can provide financial assistance to children heading to camp. Eligibility is determined on income criteria and family size. Funding comes through a federal grant designed for the purpose. This year Department of Human Services can provide assistance for about 225 students. Each case is handled individually, and the exact amount of subsidy depends on several factors. The average grant is about $310 per child for one month, or, about $620 for an eight-week stint.

The Senate committee on Homeland security is meeting today on St. Croix they have bill before them to required psychological background checks on any applicant for a firearms license and the bill to ensure that secure storage of firearms. They plan to update the list of controlled substances adding synthetic marijuana to the list of dangerous chemicals. They have an act defining assault rifles and criminalizing the unauthorized possession or use of the assault rifle. Later in the day the committee will talk about paternity and child support along with gaming enforcement.

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The St. Croix office of the Division of Banking and Insurance will administer the insurance agent licensing exam on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at its offices located on the third floor of 1131 King Street, Christiansted.  The exam will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Registration for the exam and payment of the $50.00 examination fee will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014.  For additional information, contact the Division of Banking and Insurance at 773-6459. 

Could your small business use a boost? Are you making the most of Online Marketing tools? Is your business safe in the cyber world? Do you have a business in the VI or want to start one?
The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration will honor small businesses during Virgin Islands Small Business Week, taking place this week. The week will provide small businesses with the opportunity to participate in specialized trainings to foster business growth, with the week’s highlight being the awards ceremonies. 
Celebrate Virgin Islands Small Business Week June 3 - 6 by giving your small business a boost. The VI SBDC is offering seminars next week on St. Thomas and St. Croix that will help you make the most of online marketing tools. Safeguard your businesses with security strategies. Network with other small businesses and show off your own.  Find out more about the Small Business Week seminars, luncheons and awards ceremonies at sbdcvi.org Or call 776-3206 to ask for a seminar schedule.

Our virtue of the week is Helpfulness.  Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives.  Offer your help without waiting to be asked.  Ask for help when you need it.  When we help each other, we get more done.  We make our lives easier.
You are practicing helpfulness when you ...
•    Notice when someone needs help
•    Do a service without being asked
•    Give people what they need, not always what they want
•    Listen to someone who needs to talk
•    Care for your own needs
•    Ask for help when you need it
Say this affirmation: I am helpful.  I look for ways to be of service.  I care for others and myself.  I look for helpful ways to make a difference.

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