Virgin Islands native Keyma Hansby was a 7-year-old child when her family moved to Delaware. The now 41-year-old Hansby, a nurse practitioner, recently opened her own practice in Middleton, Del., with plans to later open up a similar site locally.

June first began the Atlantic hurricane season. Already we have had our first named storm Ana. Throughout the Caribbean we are being asked to prepare for what may come our way this season. By now we know the drill to have certain things in place, like water, can and dry food, medicine, Cloro…

Not long after word spread about Tim Scott being stabbed last week, efforts to raise funds for his medical bills were gaining steam. Scott, who runs St. John Eco Station’s floor cleaning business and does maintenance for Calichi at Picture Point, was in Cruz Bay on Friday evening when he not…

With St. John Land Conservancy board president and co-founder Raf Muilenburg spending more of his time off-island these days, it was time to breathe new life into the nonprofit’s board of directors. The organization recently announced that longtime resident Karen Vahling was elected as the n…

Treating animals with kindness and respect is at the heart of the new Blue Sky Relief Foundation. Through education, pop up spay and neuter clinics and changes in animal cruelty laws and enforcement, founder Shanna Dickerson and her team advocate for the territory’s animals.

For many in Christendom in the West, the Sunday after Pentecost is the only Sunday of the year that is dedicated to a theological concept rather than a theologically illustrative event or events grounded in one or more accounts in Holy Scripture.

Author’s note: With a sense of eager anticipation and expectation, we bring you greetings from the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands on the First Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday when we celebrate the Godhead as Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier.

Various St. John organizations, businesses, and residents teamed up last week to fete the island’s 17 graduates from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. The spur of the moment event started when a concerned parent contacted Society 340 founder and manager Dior Parsons about the need for a ph…

“Ti Koko and Kush Kush” by Tortola’s Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the school reading list for British Virgin Islands grade four students, according to the Ministry of Education.

St. Thomas native Diantha Matthews, a sophomore at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., was nominated and awarded the prestigious Shining Star Award for leadership qualities and exceptional performance in curricular involvements.

Christianity fundamentally involves a celebration of Easter, and the concept that, in every benign (on balance) aspect of life, there is Divine creation, Divine sustenance, and especially, Divine regeneration.

In celebration of World Turtle Day on Sunday and World Sea Turtle Day on June 16 and to help raise awareness on the conservation issues and support for the community of locally operating science and stewardship organizations, Leatherback Brewing Company will host its first “Hatchling Release…

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When Chicago resident Christina Nardella was battling breast cancer, she found she was able to forget about the stresses of her daunting diagnosis while enjoying live music with her husband and children.

Museum offers free admission to military families

Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction on St. John will host a book signing by local artist Janet Cook-Rutnik on Saturday at 5 p.m. Cook-Rutnik will be signing her retrospective “in the garden” as well as her hand-painted books from her project “Library of the Incongruous.”

On Dec. 4, 1996, Andy Rutnik and Janet Cook-Rutnik received the sort of news that’s unimaginable to most parents — their daughter Ruby Rutnik, a student at American University, had died in a car crash not far from her school in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Chester D. Copemann, PhD, was awarded a presidential citation for his many years of work with children, adolescents, adults and families in the Virgin Islands — and his efforts to organize and support the Association of Virgin Island Psychologists and to keep the association connected to…

A Mother-Daughter Tea Party by Inside Out Wellness and ElevateVI will be held at SEAT Caribbean on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be door prizes and a grand prize for the best dressed mother-daughter team. A photographer will be on site to capture the moment. Refreshments will be served.…

Published cartoonist and graphic novel creator, Rachel Dziga will host a comic book workshop at the Grove Collective in Estate Canaan, St. Croix, on the North Shore starting this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and concluding next Saturday.

ST. THOMAS — Jackeima Flemming was recently crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2021-2022 at the 41st annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Virtual Competition on St. Thomas.

ST. THOMAS — More than 1,700 pounds of marine debris was recently collected along one-half mile of mangrove shoreline along the National Park Road in Red Hook. Half of the 54 volunteers, ages 7 to 59, were students from the University of the Virgin Islands, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Ch…

Jason J. Henry celebrates his birthday every year in the service of others. For more than seven years, on April 27, Henry and his children serve free hot meals to those in need. This year, he added some vital new services, with COVID-19 vaccinations, haircuts and hand massages.

“If we love one another, Yahweh lives in us, and Yahweh’s love is made perfect in us,” First John 4. The scripture reading for the Fifth Week of Eastertide begins with the phrase, “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from Yahweh. Everyone who loves is born of Yahweh.” One of th…

I know of no convincing scholarly consensus as to which “Philip” the Book of Acts refers in chapter 8 at verses 26 to 40. Nevertheless, as an African American, I am intrigued by the Divine (in this case angelic) call to a certain Philip to exercise his Christian discipleship.

One young Virgin Islander is starting her career as an author early. Second grade student Jiyana Amarnani, 7, has written and published her first book, “The Turtle Rescue.”

Last week we heard from the sacred text that many were saying, “Oh, that we might see better times!” This week as if prayers were being answered, we heard from the same sacred text, “though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we should not fear.” There is a greater power with …

The University of the Virgin Islands’ Student Government Association will hold the 41st annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition, themed “The Great Gatsby of the 21st Century,” online Saturday at 6 p.m.

The St. John Recovery Choir’s Quelbe and Reggae Revival Concert, set for Saturday at 7 p.m., has been a long time coming. The Caribbean culture-themed presentation was originally scheduled for last spring, when the territory — and the world — shut down in response to the spread of the COVID-…

Project Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth in St. Croix, has announced that its Salt River Bay Program, which gives all local public school fourth grade students the opportunity to visit and learn about the history of the Salt River Bay Nation…

Visitors come to Lovango Cay for oceanfront dining or a relaxing day at the pool, but soon they’ll also be able to learn about the fight to save the territory’s coral reefs, and to see coral restoration in action.

Winners of the 27th annual Moot Court Competition, held April 6, have been announced. The competition opened with remarks by Charlotte Perrell, Esq., President of the V.I. Bar Association and Presiding Judge Harold Willocks gave a brief welcome address. Attorney General of the Virgin Islands…