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82  Degrees in Crown Bay St. Thomas.  Under Partly Cloudy Skies.
80 %  humidity
Barometric pressure is 30.01 inches
Wind is from East at 13 MPH
No rain in the last 24 hours at WSTA.

National Weather Service says:   A weak upper level disturbance will pass north of the local area over the next day or two and generate a few light showers. The low level winds are expected to remain southeasterly bringing above normal temperatures across the local area. Across the local waters, moderate to fresh trade winds will generate waves between three and six feet with winds to 19 knots  No Storms on the Horizon

Forecast : Sun and clouds mixed. High 83F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

Cruise Ship News Carnival Valor is at Havensight Dock

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At the top of the news on !! AIR – June 9 Monday

This was a graduation weekend.  On St. Thomas the Antilles school held graduation with 33 students taking home diplomas, all of them going to college with approximately $3 million in scholarship support. The Valedictorian was Taylor Ladd who is also a Presidential Scholar headed to Harvard. The Salutatorian was Arthur Williams Junior.  Also on St. Thomas; a graduation at the Wheatley Skills Center with students taking home certificates in; medical administration, phlebotomy, computer applications, cosmetology, and culinary arts. This is the first for Wheatley Skills Center. The certificates were distributed to students in the career and technical education component of CAHS and Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.  126 students now a leg up in their careers.

On St. Croix Good Hope Country Day school held graduation for 40 students. 33 going to college five join the military or going to work. Because of the recent merger of Good Hope school and Country Day school, they had a Val and Sal for each school. The Good Hope Valedictorian was Selesha Sunbniak and the Good Hope Salutatorian was Jean Devera.  The Country Day Valedictorian was Jenna Wallace and the Salutatorian was Lily Taylor.  St. Croix Seventh-day Adventists were also held graduation for their 17 seniors, 14 going to college one joined the military, one going to work. The Valedictorian was Amelle Williams and the Salutatorian was Shaquan Lewis.

University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees met on Saturday and elected Attorney Henry Smock as the new chairman and outgoing chair Alexander Moorhead as vice chairman. The Board approved the fiscal year budget of $46 million dollars. And the board noted that the Government appropriation has been restored to $30 million. The board approved a new Career Advancement Policy for UVI staff.
Going forward the board requested a progress report on the Strategic Plan at each Board meeting
the approved a plan to award a degree posthumously to a student who died a few months before commencement.   The Board granted tenure to Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Kula Francis and to Dr. Timothy Faley, the Kiril Sokoloff Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

UVI President, Dr Hall noted the $30 million donation for the development of the medical school; the commitment of the Governor to secure the debt service for the construction of buildings for the medical school. They appointed Dr. Benjamin Sachs as the medical school’s interim dean

The University has new Memorandums of Understanding with H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Tortola and the Anguilla Community College, a new studio for WUVI radio station on St. Croix
the school of nursing in the school of business both have secured their accreditation.

Hard news for our local boxing hero John Jackson. It was big fight in Madison Square Garden he dominated for four straight rounds on Saturday. The man has 18 wins, two losses and 15 knockouts.  He lost by knockout to opponent "Irish" Andy Lee.  Jackson came out strong early, landing a series of combos before dropping Lee in the first round.  As the fifth round started, Jackson once again had Lee against the ropes but a little after one-minute in, Lee connected with a counter right-hook and dropped our John Jackson to the floor. Lee was given the KO, and won the North American Boxing Federation super welterweight title.

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International student interns from insular land grant colleges and universities around the world are conducting research at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Agricultural Experiment Station this month. Students from the University of Puerto Rico, the University of Guam, American Samoa Community College, the College of the Marshall Islands and the College of the Federated States of Micronesia are participating in the program.  Among their programs are a special project on Vegetable Crop today at the agricultural experiment Station on the Albert Sheen Campus 9 AM to noon. And on Wednesday we will be working with the St. Croix Hair Sheep at the agricultural experiment Station Animal Science facilities St. Croix campus nine to noon

Today - there’s a voting machine demonstration for persons with disabilities, seniors and the general public on today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on St. Croix at the University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall.

Our good news maker of the day are the volunteers who came out to Hassel Island on Saturday to clean up.  And what a clean up – over 100 bags of trash removed from the Hassel island shores. Big Thank You to the environmental dangers, Rotary club of St. Thomas, environmental Association of St. Thomas and St. John, and tonight ecotourists along with concerned citizens.

Our virtue of the week  is Service. Service is giving to others, making a difference in their lives.  You consider their needs as important as your own.  Be helpful without waiting to be asked.  Do every job with excellence.  When you act with a spirit of service, you can change the world.
You are practicing service when you ...
Want to make a difference in the world
Look for opportunities to be of service to others
Do thoughtful things to help your family and friends
Work with enthusiasm
Don't wait to be asked when something needs doing
Do you part to care for the earth:  recycle, reduce, re-use
Say this affirmation: I am a person of service. I have compassion for those who need help. I do my part to make a better world.

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