Greetings, fellow Christians, as we continue to celebrate our worship from our homes here in the beautiful Virgin Islands. Easter is the culmination of the Holy Week journey that we began on Palm-Passion Sunday and which led us with our Lord and Savior to Calvary Hill on Good Friday.

Food for thought: I read the title of an article that stated: We are ALL carriers! So true! I love how cautious and careful we are all being NOT to spread this virus, how we would never want to be responsible for infecting someone, one who could be hurt so badly and possibly even die from th…

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For the 12th year on St. Croix and second year on St. Thomas, teachers have gotten together in a grass-roots movement to show their art students’ work in the Youth Art Month Exhibit.

Most churchgoers are familiar with the plot line in the Gospel passages for the Sunday loosely referred to as “Palm Sunday.” (See especially Matthew 21:1-11.) Jesus has been ministering in Galilee and other places north of Jerusalem in the viciously Roman occupied territory of Palestine. He …

How to keep travel memories alive? Here are 10 tips to incorporate into your travel routine before you head out the next time. Some are as easy as planning a meet-up with locals who know the lay of the land; others are about collecting information you can use when you return home. Here are 1…

As families struggle to cope with the concept of social distancing in response to the threat of COVID-19, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has announced the launch of Ready4K in the USVI. Developed by educational researchers, this text-based family engagement curriculum …

Accounts of plagues, pestilence and pandemics as well as earthquakes and floods and other disasters are commonplace in the Bible.

“Participation from you and me is the key for Census 2020” was the winning slogan by Jayden Fahie of Elmore Stoutt High School in the 2020 British Virgin Islands Housing and Population Census 2020 Slogan Contest hosted by the Central Statistics Office. The enumeration phase of the BVI census…

Street Level VI recently presented a $100 donation to the scholarship program for the high school music students of Gifft Hill School, the second donation in the organization’s ongoing effort to support Virgin Islands youth music programs.

Ten students in Ms. Dahlia Knowles’s sixth-grade English Language Arts classes at Alfredo Andrews Elementary School on St. Croix are the winners of the Sarah & Addie Scriptwriting Competition, hosted by the Virgin Islands Department of Education, Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education.

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Mango Tango Art Gallery opens two exhibitions tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mel McCuddin offers 25 new oil paintings and Jessica Rosenberg displays her current ceramic sculpture in 10 bird-themed works, as well as her functional pottery. Meet the artists at the wine reception. The show cont…

The 24th annual 8 Tuff Miles road race will be held Saturday starting at 7:15 a.m. The course begins at sea level in Cruz Bay and travels to Coral Bay, St. John via Centerline Road. Along the way, participants will reach an elevation of 999 feet There is approximately 1,400 feet of elevation…

Trumpet master Eddie Russell and his band will invoke the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and several other jazz greats, past and present, at a special Black History Month edition of Jazz in the Park tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern.

Visit sevenminusseven gallery to celebrate their third birthday and 12-year anniversary Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight to view the “In Pursuit of Nothing” art exhibit featuring 29 different artists. There will be food by Barefoot Buddha, coffee by V.I. Coffee Roasters and music by Lourdes …

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts will host an evening catered towards Virgin Islands black history and music on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the St. Croix Dorsch Center. This event will feature poets, designers and local artists. Guests include Richard Schrader, Geron Richards, Cede…

Tuesday of next week is what traditional Church calendars call Shrove Tuesday, a day to confess sins and receive Divine shrove.

Enjoy the latest in island fashion at the Crucian Fashion Fest 2020, to be held Sunday at the Fred Boutique Hotel in Frederiksted. Custom apparel, fine jewelry and more by local designers and retailers will be highlighted. All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix. Tickets…

Viva Italia! Pistarckle Theater in Tillett Gardens will host an Italian food, wine, music and chocolate festival tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The festival brings Italy to the islands as it showcases culinary creations paired with Italian wines and decadent chocolates. Musical, theatrical a…

Artist, educator and culture producer La Vaughn Belle will be the guest speaker at this month’s In Good Company to be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Company House Hotel. The free social hour celebrates local entrepreneurs and business owners. As a visual artist, Belle’s work has centered a…

The St. Croix Foundation for Community Development has been chosen to lead the Kids Count initiative in the U.S. Virgin Islands by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national philanthropy organization focused on child well-being.

Who can forget the wonderful comic line in “West Side Story,” when a prospective criminal defendant gang member pretends to defend himself, pleading along these lines, “Your honor, I’m depraved on account of being deprived!”

Sausagefest 2020 will be held Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at Ziggy’s Island Market in Estate Solitude, St. Croix. Sample dozens of sausage dishes from around the world, while enjoying live music by Jahnee Redlocks and Da Re a We, sausage trivia, raffles and more. Proceeds from food sales and…

The third St. Thomas/St. John Youth Scholastic Chess Tournament for the 2019-2020 school year was conducted at Lockhart Elementary School on Saturday, involving students from all private and public schools on St. Thomas and St. John. A total of 60 students participated in this event sponsore…

The observance of Black History Month traces its authenticity, in significant part, to a summons of approval, articulated during the U.S. Bicentennial celebration in 1976.

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. Join the Forum for a screening of Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Antilles School’s Prior-Jolleck Hall. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the duo of Eric Owens an…

Bajo El Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction, St. John will be hosting the opening of the art exhibition “The Samuel Siblings” tonight at 6 p.m., with live music by Eva Chinnery and Friends. The exhibition will feature new works by brother and sister artists, Avelino and Karen Samuel, born and r…

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Mu Gamma Omega Chapter on St. Croix, under the leadership of Tresa M. Civil, president, and Lisa Mitchell-Harris, vice president, hosted a Day of Service for residents of Flambouyant Gardens in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

The celebration of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple 40 days after his birth consists of a collection of lessons, for the most part suggested in the ceremonial codes of the Mosaic Law, especially in the Book of Leviticus, and alluded to in Luke. They include:

The first Jazz in the Park concert this year will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the National Park Service lot, which will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight.

Enjoy a moonlit tour of the St. George Village Botanical Gardens on St. Croix Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. led by Executive Director Dewey Hollister. The tour is followed by a concert by Danish guitarist Soren Madsen, known for playing everything from Mozart to Metallica.

Students from Project Promise’s Caterpillar Project program continued their annual tradition of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a day of service last week. This year, the Caterpillars, along with Project Promise staff, teamed up with local volunteers to replace the roof at …

St. Croix will be represented nationally in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVI on Sunday with one adorable adoptee named Rummy.

Matthew chapter 4, especially verses 12 to 23, describes in fascinating detail how at the age of approximately 30, Jesus started his adult ministry — fulfilling much of what of the Book of Isaiah said in the opening verses of chapter 9 written about 800 years earlier.