Miss UVI 2019-2020, Sherquan Henry, will compete next week in the 2019 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Queens pageant in Atlanta. She will compete against college queens from Historically Black Colleges and University’s around the nation for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame. Th…
Local high school students rescued an endangered sea turtle while participating in the Youth Conservation Corps, a summer youth employment program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge on St. Croix.
Chef Taj Siwatu, owner of Buddha Sushi Sake Bar & Grill, recently won first place for “Creative Sweet Wing” category and third place for “Best of Show” at the 18th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y.
Author Angela Golden Bryan paid a visit to the Queen Louise Home for Children on St. Croix last month to donate a check for $2,000 and give a sneak preview of her children’s book.
During a weeklong summer training program for public and private school educators that concluded Friday, BVI Premier Andrew A. Fahie urged teachers to sharpen their skill, as their roles play a big part in the economy of the British Virgin Islands.
The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Kendra L. Harris as the new dean of the School of Business and professor of marketing.
Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Housing Finance Authority have joined forces to reduce homelessness in the territory with the opening of a new transitional housing complex in Christiansted, Sr. Teresa of Calcutta House of Hope at 16 Friedenstahl.
A new educational initiative, Alpine’s SAT Prep & 1000 Words Challenge, is being launched to help Virgin Islands high school students boost the scores of their SAT (standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States) while developing their knowledge of essential wo…
The Virgin Islands’ own Spectrum Band was featured in the Virgin Islanders United’s Caribbean Cultural Fest 2019, held Sunday in Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem, N.Y. The annual free event spotlighted the music, food and culture of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean, the largest annual…
ST. THOMAS — Hurricane Dorian was nothing new for Peter James, owner of the new Pistol Pete’s Power Washing Services on St. Thomas. He and his family survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, La., in 2005, and can certainly empathize with those of us who went through hurricanes Irma and Maria.
New Orleans, one of my favorite cities, has struggled mightily for distinction, on myriad levels, spiritually, economically, sociologically and artistically in all the ways that contribute to the city’s cultural history.
Dozens of Home Depot associates territorywide swapped out their orange uniform T-shirts for military green in commemoration of the Home Depot Foundation’s 8th annual 2019 Celebration of Service on Thursday.
As the Restaurant Division winner of the 2019 King of the Wing competition on St. Thomas, chef Taj Siwatu, owner of Buddha Sushi Sake Bar & Grill, will be competing at the 18th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival taking place in Buffalo, N.Y., from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.
University of the Virgin Islands student Selena Cuffy has been selected by the National Student Exchange program to receive the Dr. Richard R. Bond Community Engagement Award for her academic accomplishments, social welfare service, contribution to the campus community and creative use of ti…
In years that, to my aging eyes and perception, have seemed to fly by, I have attended high school reunions, then college reunions and after that, various graduate school reunions, always in the same hurried succession.
Diandra Jones, a former teacher at the V.I. Montessori School and International Academy, has published a memoir, “Irma Was Here: Surviving the Eye of History’s Strongest Atlantic Hurricane,” and it has reached No. 1 best-seller status on amazon.com for four consecutive weeks.
ST. THOMAS — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that approximately 50 young Virgin Islanders attended Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) last week, with plans for Camp DEFY set for this week on St. Croix.
Briana Lettsome graduated from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. She received her Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology with a certificate in infectious diseases. She has accepted a job offer from Omnicom Health Group in New York. Briana is a 2012 grad…
The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes new and transfer students today with a week of orientation activities on both the Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas campus.
Author Angela Golden Bryan relaunched of her book, “Fireburn The Screenplay: A story of passion ignited, based on the history of St. Croix,” in July to bring more awareness to the event known in Virgin Islands history as the Fireburn.
St. Croix Foundation awarded a total of $17,000 in scholarships to five St. Croix graduates last week at St. Croix Foundation’s headquarters in Sunday Market Square.
For two weeks, future computer science professionals learned the skills they will need to be on the frontlines of cyber-based attacks. Acknowledging this growing issue, the Computer Science Department at the University of the Virgin Islands, held a cybersecurity workshop, offered by guest le…
ST. THOMAS — Within the next few days, the Virgin Islands in general, and St. Thomas specifically, will incur a gaping hole regarding exemplary ministry leadership.
The Education Department has announced the school start and end times for the 2019-2020 school year. With the earlier start times in the St. Croix District, the schedule allows students to take advantage of the breakfast program available a half-hour prior to the start of classes. Start/end …
In this 24-week Season After Pentecost, we encounter a great many parables attributed to Jesus. Importantly, since these accounts, rich with figurative language, are not chronicles of actual events but rather are specially crafted by Jesus as “true-to-life” tales that encapsulate the Master’…
Volunteer National Guard members were enlisted by the V.I. Education Department to help complete critical summer maintenance projects at four schools in the St. Thomas-St. John District in July.
Four students were the recipients of the Lt. Colonel David C. Canegata III Scholarship, offered through the Virgin Islands National Guard Association to students enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program at local high schools.
As we know from our touchstone, 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, (and) for instruction in righteousness.”