The Caribbean Writer has announced the prize winners for its Volume 34 edition under the theme “Dignity, Power and Place in the Caribbean Space.”

In these days of coronavirus and an uncertain economy, starting a business can be a scary proposition, especially selling a new product that may or may not prove to be popular. Rather than take the financial risk of securing a location with a lease and ordering stock, some potential retailer…

The Mahogany Tree Project: A Domestic Violence Installation, an M2M Gifts LLC Project 6ix initiative, in collaboration with the Family Resource Center on St. Thomas, aims to construct an advocacy-based installation made of storm-damaged, repurposed mahogany trees to memorialize lives lost fr…

Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another so teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Ps 90, 1 + 12.

The notion and importance of a “Major Feast of Christ the King” can be traced to an encyclical issued by Pope Pius XI in 1925 after World War I, when “royals” from several nations waged bitter war, sacrificing the lives and welfare of an entire generation of Europe’s and its colonial depende…

The 8th Annual Bee Buzzaar will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saturday Market on the grounds of the Virgin Islands Agriculture Department on St. Croix.

The Caribbean Genealogy Library welcomes researcher Elizabeth Rezende for a presentation titled “The Rise of the Harbor and the Increase in Migration to St. Thomas, Danish West Indies 1880-1901” Saturday at 2 p.m.

Thanksgiving planning is a whole lot easier for more than 75 St. John families thanks to Saturday’s turkey giveaway. Seventy-five turkeys were given away in a raffle put on by the St. John Administrator’s Office. Eleven were donated to island seniors, two turkeys went to John’s Folly for the…

As a 40-year veteran tour guide of St. Croix, Nina York writes her bi-monthly column for St. Croix This Week magazine in a manner that underlines the relaxed atmosphere and emphasizes the friendliness of the people of the island of St. Croix.

Poetry workshops

The St. John Community Foundation has announced the release of “The St. John Recovery Book: A Community Perspective on Hurricanes Irma and Maria.” The 112-page full-color book is a locally produced publication that delves into how the devastating 2017 hurricane season affected the island of …

Now that our nation is emerging from nearly four years of what many believe to have been crass, perhaps even malevolent, political manipulation, setting a dangerous example for our children as well as ourselves in our everyday dealings, I think that it behooves clergy and lay ministers to:

Our eyes look to the Lord our God, until God show us God’s mercy. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy for we have had more than enough. Psalm 123: 3 & 4

All day paddle

For close to four decades, the building at the corner of King Street and Prince Street in Cruz Bay has been a hub of activity. Here, newly arrived residents have found their first apartment; workers have sent money to family down island; visitors chartered a boat for a day on the water or st…

University of the Virgin Islands Communication Department’s students have founded the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists student chapter. At its annual October meeting, the executive board of the National Association of Black Journalists made a unanimous decisi…

When I was a teenager I went on an autumn date with a favorite, intellectually gifted girlfriend who tolerated my mix of spiritual curiosity, philosophical energy and resulting early devotional eccentricities. My soulmate of the day was not surprised when I suggested that after dinner, we at…

Paddle the Park fundraiser set to wrap up Sunday

Through the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane season and now a global pandemic, St. John has continued to rely on imports to feed the island’s population. The St. John Community Foundation is working to change that with their program, Planting for Tomorrow, led by Dior Parsons.

Thirteen Virgin Islanders are ready for careers in the hospitality industry as graduates of the Diageo USVI Learning Skills for Life Program. Six St. Thomas students and seven on St. Croix completed the course and graduated Friday.

Love City Car Show founders Alston Smith and Jay Swartley recently presented a $500 donation raised through proceeds from their fifth annual Love City Car Show 2019 to The Boys & Girls Club St. Thomas/St. John.

Using the pen name I. Carole Husbands, Imani Marley-Husbands shares the tales of life lessons learned or passed down through the eyes of a child living in the Caribbean in her new series of three books entitled “Folk Tales of the Caribbean.”

The Ten Commandments, as first set out in Exodus chapter 20, were not “categorical imperatives” wherein the Divine might have ordered, “Do what I tell you, for I am the Lord your God.” Instead, the Divine says, “I am the one who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slave…

Greetings to the family of God at St. Ursula, across the Diocese and wherever this service is being heard. Under normal circumstances this would have an occasion for great celebration as you celebrate your patronal festival. With the COvid-19 pandemic ravaging the world, this is what our Sun…

It’s never too late to reach for your dream. For Andrea Douglas Penn, that dream is music. At 47, she debuts her first single today as rapper Andi D. “Island Girl” is now available on all major digital platforms.

The artist-led consortium For Freedoms erected billboards on Indigenous Peoples’ Day in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, touching upon pressing issues of the current campaign cycle.

The Annaberg Plantation was one of the biggest of St. John’s 25 active sugar producing factories of the 1700s. By the early 19th century, Annaberg also produced molasses and rum for export. It was named after plantation owner William Gottschalk’s daughter and translates to Anna’s Hill. Slave…

Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail through the historic ruins of the Sugar Bay Plantation. The nature loop with a scenic view of the Caribbean Sea is located directly across from Cinnamon Bay Campground. The half-mile trail also includes a boardwalk for easy access…

Located on the West End of St. Croix, the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1984, when 340 acres were purchased from the West Indies Investment Company. The land was purchased specifically to protect nesting habitats of endangered leatherback sea turtles. The leatherbac…

There was a time when St. John Rescue was so strapped for cash, they couldn’t drive their single rescue vehicle due to an inability to purchase gas. Now, nearly 25 years after its founding in the wake of Hurricane Marilyn, the non-profit rescue organization has its own permanent home on Giff…

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Despite rain, the threat of a tropical storm and COVID-19 restrictions, the voices of the sevenminusseven art collective will not be denied. After three attempts to offer their art exhibit, “The Joy Inside Our Tears,” they are now taking it online with their first-ever virtual exhibit tour.

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It’s time to splash and dash at CTC Charters and Tubes’ new Splash Zone Aqua Park. The park, which opened Saturday, is holding relay races this weekend to introduce this new family oriented attraction at Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas.

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The island’s only dental practice has a new home and a new owner. After close to three decades of vacationing on St. John, Dr. Laney Smith took ownership of St. John Dental Aug. 1 and relocated the practice from its longtime home at Boulon Center to Palm Plaza near the Westin.

With the help of GlobalGiving’s #LittlexLittle campaign, The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum was able to reach their fundraising goal to raise money for their At Home Discovery Kits.