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…

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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 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.

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service will observe World Food Day Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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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…

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.

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ST. CROIX — As she has done for the last few years, Virgin Islands soca sensation Nikki Brooks is releasing her newest song in time for her birthday at the end of this month.

ST. THOMAS — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority is advising the public that the Crown Mountain bin site will reopen for disposal of household waste Monday.

Watching the brutal video of George Floyd’s murder, Pastor Charles L. Brown Jr. was enraged like never before, compelling him to first write a sermon and soon after, a self-published book, delving into the spiritual aspect of police brutality with “From Scapegoats to Lambs: How God’s Word Sp…

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ST. CROIX — The Senate Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Chambers has been cancelled, according to Senator Kurt Vialet’s office.

ST. CROIX — The Charles A. Seales Fire Station in Grove Place has temporarily closed in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, according to a V.I. Fire Service press release.

ST. THOMAS — The Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library in Estate Tutu will be closed today due to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announced Thursday.

Virgin Islander Dykisha Potter is one of two recipients of the 2021 Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship from the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute. The fellowship program was created in collaboration with the mayor’s office and other community leaders to educate, train …

Educators across the British Virgin Islands were encouraged to keep inspiring each other as they move forward into the new academic school year at their annual Teachers Professional Day last week.

New Day Workshop offering restaurant training program

Run for a cause at the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s 37th annual Women Race, to be held virtually Sunday through August 29. The week-long event will offer a special free registration for girls ages 13 and under.

University Bound, a program through the University of the Virgin Islands which offers academic courses and tutoring for high school students, continues its work of providing skills to help USVI youth succeed academically despite the disrupted flow of education in the classrooms throughout th…

Akayah Rodriquez is the 2021 recipient of the Nigel O. Hodge Foundation Scholarship. A graduate of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and an honor student, she will attend the University of the Virgin Islands nursing program. She hopes to become a registered nurse and later, a nurse administrator.

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A volunteer with the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park-funded Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program strolled Maho Bay on Sunday morning searching for signs of new life — telltale crawl marks and a disturbed area of sand near the tree line indicating a female sea turtle had come …

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has awarded more than $336,000 in summer program grants to 25 USVI organizations to support a variety of programs serving children and older youth throughout the territory through a variety of funds, fiscal sponsorships and grants. Grants ranged…

Gifft Hill School has added new dimension to its board of trustees by welcoming an ancestral St. Johnian and a well-known real estate agent to the team. The new board members are Gershwain Sprauve, a highly respected businessman with an extensive professional background and roots in the terr…