Recent reports from the Pew Foundation concerning church affiliation suggest that many of today’s religious denominations active in the United States are headed for near-term extinction.
Author Sherman Thomas will sign his book, “A Bottle of Water,” on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Bajo El Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction. The book is the personal testimony of a football coach and award-winning weight lifter who was hit by a speeding car while on his way to purchase a bottle of wate…
The Distant Learning STEMPREP Project is seeking seventh- and eighth- graders for the summer of 2020 to participate in a five-week project at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Six students were recently named the top winners of the University of the Virgin Islands’ 20th annual Fall Research Symposium. The winners, as well as 20 other participants, were awarded thousands of dollars in travel grants to present at a national research conference.
In the New Testament, we read of Jesus’s Resurrection; and then we read that approximately 50 days later there came a powerful in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’s disciples on a day known as Pentecost.
Veterans Day parades in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be held on Sunday and Monday to honor service members across the nation as well as three local retired servicemen with, collectively, more than 70 years of service. The 2019 parades honor Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Cleave A. McBean of St. Thomas, Co…
St. Thomas resident Chelcie Porter and her team of artists will be transforming an African homestead in Kenya with murals reflecting the heritage and culture of the local tribe. The project is a part of the La Casa de la Artista program, using art as education and therapy for youth all over …
ST. THOMAS — Margaritaville Vacation Club recently awarded $10,000 scholarships to two University of the Virgin Islands’ hospitality and tourism management students at the resort’s sixth annual scholarship award ceremony.
ST. THOMAS — Rotary St. Thomas II last week welcomed visiting Rotarian Kendall Strachan, Past President of the Rotary Club of Providence in the Bahamas and member of the Bahamas Recovery Team, to present him with a donation of $20,000 toward hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas. Special e…
The 9th annual Duck Derby will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cowpet Bay on St. Thomas. Benefiting the seven-time national championship Antilles Sailing Team, the event will race 2,500 ducks. Standard ducks may be sponsored for $5 each, $25 for a 6-duck Quack Pack and $50 for a 12-d…
To wrap up the United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands “Stuff the Bus” project, the “Bus Stop” school supply delivery program was rolled out to all public elementary schools territorywide.
Students enrolled in St. Croix Central High School’s foreign languages and fine arts programs celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month and Virgin Islands/Puerto Rico Friendship Day in October with a “Masks and Bigheads” workshop by Puerto Rican Artist Kenneth Meléndez.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino Men Read Aloud, hosted by Alfredo Andrews Elementary School’s English as a Second Language (ESL) department, invited prominent local Latino men to read to students and encourage them to excel.
A delegation of mental health practitioners from St. Croix’s Island Therapy Solutions was hosted by Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda earlier this month to deliver mental health wellness workshops.
My intention is not to decry, but if it appears so inadvertently, do believe me when I say that I mean to speak as a preacher ought: never with narrow-minded particularity but instead, prophetically, reflecting on the state of humankind, including you and me.
New York-based designer and St. Croix native Aria Garcia recently unveiled “Joy,” the 2020 Spring/Summer Women’s Collection for AREGA during New York Fashion Week. Garcia, CEO and creative director of the brand, showcased the new collection at a private exhibition attended by 150 guests.
St. Thomas native Yassin Hall launched her third bestselling book, “Break the Love Curse,” to examine mental health in Caribbean and African-American communities.
Many Christians are guided in Sunday worship by some version of a Revised Common Lectionary, which have nearly universal appeal and applicability. Here is a three-part sampling of the texts for this weekend.
Project Promise on St. Croix launched their annual Ticket to Ride program last week, giving fifth-graders in the public school system a chance to visit the Buck Island Reef National Monument.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has expanded its international outreach with the recent chartering of a graduate chapter in the British Virgin Islands.
In celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary, the St. John School of the Arts invites patrons to join them in New York City in October of 2020 to see Hugh Jackman star in a new Broadway production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” through a fundraising event to benefit the school.
As autumn slowly embraces us, with the promise of an imminent end of the terrors of the 2019 “Hurricane Season” and with less need theologically to dwell on harmonizing this year’s meteorological horror with the sovereignty of our beneficent God, I turn instead to the Gospel passage that man…
Lenore Liburd has released her first novel, “Second Chance at Love,” a romantic novel about one woman taking another chance at love after being betrayed by the man she was deeply in love with.
State Director of AARP in the Virgin Islands Troy A. de Chabert-Schuster recently announced that Pamela Toussaint-Everett has been appointed associate state director of advocacy and community outreach for AARP in the Virgin Islands.
Once upon a time, I found the references in the Bible to a “rich man” — and in particular in Jesus’ parables of the Rich Fool in Luke 12, and of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16 somewhat off-putting, and in more recent years also for the faithful with whom I have been conversing in Bible study.
Seventy-three students recently convened at the first session of Alpine’s SAT Prep & 1000 Words Challenge at Charlotte Amalie High School. This was the first of four sessions to take place during the 2019 fall semester leading up to the final official SAT exam of the year on Dec. 7.
V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett has announced that 2019-2020 service nomination packets are available for students interested in attending military academies.