The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association and its members celebrated Thanksgiving with the Boys & Girls Club of St. Thomas during their annual holiday luncheon with a donation of 50 turkeys by Frenchman’s Reef.
Today, Bahá’ís in the Virgin Islands will observe the 100th anniversary of the death of Abdu’l-Bahá, a central figure of the Bahai faith and son of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Bahá’í faith.
Over the past 23 years, Kim Wild’s career has grown from dance teacher to executive director at the St. John School of the Arts. Now, faced with St. John’s housing crisis, she is taking her final bow as executive director.
The YES (Young Entrepreneurz Solutions) youth business program competition was hosted Nov. 4 at The Palms at Pelican Cove on St. Croix.
St. John School of the Arts will host its first poet in residence, Jodie Hollander, from Sunday to Nov. 20 with a number of events planned for both children and adults.
Gifft Hill School has appointed two new members to its board of trustees, who bring with them decades of business experience and a passion for education.
The St. John Historical Society will resume its monthly membership meetings Nov. 23 with a discussion with Dr. Carlyle G. Corbin on the territory’s political status and the implications for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ position as an organized but unincorporated territory of the United States.
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s fifth annual Villas for the Park auction will launch Friday. Interested bidders can visit https://friendsvinp.org/villas-for-the-park/ to view the villa stays up for grabs, and to register for the auction. All proceeds raised will help the Friends pr…
The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI CELL) has announced the addition of local chef and educator Kerish Robles as program manager for UVI CELL’s new culinary arts program.
Seven Seas Water Corp. on St. Thomas has donated $2,500 to Community Action NOW!, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing underserved communities with resources to combat poverty, for improvements in technology at the Romeo Malone Community Center in Savan.
Virgin Islander A’Jada Burke has been selected the 2021 Veteran Student of the Year by the University of Northern Florida for her academic excellence and volunteerism.
When schools made the shift to remote learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many students found themselves home alone, struggling through their assignments while their parents went to work. When Julius E. Sprauve School fifth-grader Darianny Santana found it difficult to grasp th…
It was a week of interviews, photo shoots, fashion and culture for the contestants of the Miss World USVI competition, held Saturday at the Divi Carina Bay Casino on St. Croix. The pageant culminated with the crowning of Adisha Penn as the 2021 Miss World USVI.
Girlfriendism H.O.P.E., the nonprofit branch of the Girlfriendism campaign, hosted the second annual #DanceForHOPEVI initiative on Saturday at the Beeston Hill Health and Wellness Center in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Virgin Islander Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of 100 new NAM members who were selected for their important contributions to health, medicine and science.
The United Jazz Foundation, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Center for Arts and Technology, will present a special musical weekend tonight and Saturday at Antilles School’s Prior-Jollek Hall.
The St. John Land Conservancy announced the election of three new board members and the addition of an administrative assistant as part of its continued revitalization as a nonprofit organization.
My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) has opened a new retail location at Paradise Point — featuring products made or designed by MBW trainees — with all revenue going back into the nonprofit’s training programs.
The University of the Virgin Islands’ Reichhold Center for the Arts (RCA) will launch season two of RCA Sessions with a live virtual performance by Lourdes & the Switch, a soulful modern rock band based on St. Thomas on Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Reichhold Center web page as well as their…
In the seven years since the Island Green Living Association rebranded with a new name and a broader focus, the nonprofit has implemented several initiatives that work to combat the challenges of an ever-increasing waste stream on an island with limited space and resources. IGLA Executive Di…
Gifft Hill School eighth graders delivered handmade signs, made with materials from the ReSource Depot, to the Island Green Living Association’s nonprofit thrift store on Tuesday.
The distribution of U.S. Agriculture Department commodities planned for today on St. Croix has been postponed to 7 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Croix Educational Complex High School, the Education Department announced Friday.
V.I. Water and Power operations crews will repair a leaking service line Sunday in the area of the former Shauma service station near the Sunny Isle intersection on St. Croix, WAPA said Friday.
Six Caribbean writers from across the Caribbean have been longlisted for the inaugural Bocas Children’s Book Prize, with tales that bring magic, folklore and real historical events to life for the region’s young readers. Sponsored by the Unit Trust Corporation, the prize is the first of its …
East End Lumber, the Christian Fellowship Ministry Center, STT/STJ Fellowship of Ministers, Caribbean Convenant and the Haitian French Church Association have collaborated to raise funds and provide materials to assist in the Haitian Relief Fund Program to help build back communities lost in…
Join 81C for a single-day pop-up exhibition featuring Keisha Augustine, a local artist and clothing line designer, Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, discuss her work, shop for art and enjoy complimentary beverages.
The underwater snorkeling trail at Trunk Bay has served as a popular tourist destination for decades. Now, it has a fresh look courtesy of 17 new signs with updated messaging that replaced the old underwater signs.
The Humane Society of St. Thomas’ third annual Pets in America’s Paradise Cutest Rescue Pet calendar contest is underway, featuring the islands’ adorable furry friends.
Majors Joe and Lisa Irvine have been installed as the new officers at the St. Croix Corps of The Salvation Army. The Irvines arrived on St. Croix in early July from the Northeast, succeeding Captain Steven Thomas, who was reassigned to Ohio.
Frederiksted Health Care received grant funding from the American Rescue Plan Act last week from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The island’s only known mature baobab tree has been an iconic presence on St. John for more than a century. Elroy Sprauve, who was born in 1939 at Estate Sieben, where the baobab is located, recalled that the tree was known to be around 100 years old when he was a child.
Up to $578,970 in reimbursements are available for USVI organizations that have provided emergency food and/or shelter programs in the territory during the period of Jan. 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2021. The reimbursements are funded through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergen…
Former senator Alicia Barnes has written and self-published her first book,“Nuggets of Authenticity,” inspired by her “Celebrating the Authentic You” workshops developed to focus on personal reflection and growth.
A chance encounter more than 50 years ago has led to an opportunity for young students today to further their education. The story of the Noble Samuel scholarship, soon to be offered through the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, began when a couple came to St. John for a stay at the C…
The Agricultural Plan Task Force will discuss the findings of the preliminary Virgin Islands Agricultural Plan for additional public input this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. during a territorywide hybrid town hall. The goal of the plan is to increase agricultural productivity in the territory.
Sing St. John’s St. John Recovery Choir and Ocama! Children’s Select Choir are now open for registration. Recovery Choir classes begin Oct. 11 and Ocama! classes begin Oct. 14. All classes will be held virtually and require an internet connection. To sign up, visit www.singstjohn.com.
The Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop is looking for six workshop leaders who must have at least 1,200 hours of training with NEGUS Education World Specialists or a bachelor’s in child development.