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81  Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Mostly Clear Skies.
84 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 29.94 inches
Wind is from East at 7 MPH
No rain in the last 24 hours at WSTA.

National Weather Service says:   A mid level high pressure area is expected to strengthen over the northeast Caribbean through the end of this week - significant drying later in the week. A Saharan air layer will suppress cloud cover and shower formation – hazy skies.  High temps may get up to 90 this week. Across the local waters, north swells are expected to reach the Atlantic coastal waters today and continue through Thursday. Winds are forecast to strengthen Wednesday through the end of the week. North swells and strengthening trade winds mean possible rip currents on the north and east facing beaches.

Forecast : Sun and clouds mixed. High 81F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. 10% Chance of rain

Cruise Ship News – Carnival Glory is at Havensight Dock  Oasis of the seas  is at Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal:

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At the top of the news on !! AIR – June 3 Tuesday

Time for the June update from the hurricane forecasters. Doctor Gray and Doctor Klotzbach released their latest prediction still calling for a below average hurricane season. They say 10 named storms four become hurricanes one will become a major storm. Back in April they said 9 storms 3 hurricanes and one intense one. Average is 12 storm, 6 hurricanes and 2 intense storms. So this prediction is for below-average. They say the El Niño pattern of warm weather in the eastern Pacific Ocean will shear the tops off storms. There are times it is nice to be below average.

The Senate committee on Homeland security met yesterday. Huge debate over a bill to required psychological background checks on any applicant for a firearms license and the bill to ensure that secure storage of firearms. Senators left.  Broke quorum. No action on that bill.

Earlier in the day they took up plans to change the list of controlled substances. The idea is to add synthetic marijuana to the list of dangerous chemicals. It's not as easy as it sounds, synthetic marijuana may have no marijuana.  Stuff that is called Bath Salts or incense is made with dried herbs that are sprayed with chemicals that produce an effect similar to marijuana. So there is no marijuana in the compound and the chemicals are hard to nail down. Senator Nelson said he had no problem with the bill but wanted to get marijuana off the list saying they're all kinds of other synthetic compounds. The Marijuana plant is not a synthetic chemical. He favors legalizing marijuana in the Virgin Islands saying it works in other places it could work here.

They look like they are building a mountain. WAPA is taking the top of Grambokola Hill and moving the rock to the side of Sara Hill opposite the airport runway. Looks like a new mountain rising in the Parking Lot. WAPA says the blasting is over and they are close to the end of moving the rock to make way for the new propane tanks.  Hugo Hodge says WAPA will be operating on propane by October. Maybe later. Maybe January, but propane is coming. 18 brand new propane storage tanks should arrive in the Virgin Islands this month. On St Croix they are already in the building phase of creating the propane storage system.

If you noticed on activity along the St. Thomas waterfront in the last few days it's televisions “Amazing Race" passing through St. Thomas on their way to the rest of the world. In the game, competitors race from place to place to find clues that tell them where to go next. The Amazing Race sent competitors visiting Carvel rock, Hans Lollick, Megan's Bay and Fort Christian. You'll have to wait until fall to see St. Thomas on the “Amazing Race” and St. Thomas is the first destination on this year's race. They call it “reality television,” but if you saw the small two seat seaplane tied up against the waterfront dock you knew it was not very real. No one has ever tied up a seaplane on the waterfront near vendors plaza… Should make good television even if it isn’t very real. 

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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 Small Business Development Center and the US Small Business Administration will honor small businesses during Virgin Islands Small Business Week - this week. There are opportunitires for business owners to participate in special trainings to help with business growth. Late in the week is the awards ceremony.   Small Business Week is June 3 - 6 with a class about 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.

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Business received initial accreditation status in May from the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.  UVI President Dr. David Hall said the accreditation is “an important milestone for the School of Business, the University and the Territory.” He extended personal thanks to every member of the School of Business for their “outstanding work and tireless efforts” that went into the entire accreditation process. “I especially want to applaud Interim Dean Aubrey Washington for his leadership that brought us all to this point, and Dr. Lonnie Hudspeth for his contributions and key support during this accreditation process.” Dean Washington said. “Dr. Hudspeth was the champion of this effort and many other faculty members took leadership roles. This achievement demonstrates that when we all commit to a task, no goal is outside our reach.”

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