Greet Mother’s Day with a sense of style at ANATHA USVI’s Mom & Me Fashion Show and Brunch Red Carpet Event fundraiser Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens of St. Croix.

ST. CROIX — The community may know Jason J. Henry as director of the V.I. Department of Health’s Communicable Disease Division, perhaps volunteering in both island districts’ rescue squads, but some people know him as the one who selflessly shares his birthday cake.

This piece of art was created by Lucien Downes, one of five artists who will be displaying their work during the Virgin Islands Contemporary art exhibition beginning Thursday at Fort Christian Museum on St. Thomas.

The Virgin Islands Banking Board will meet virtually at 10 a.m. on Thursday and Friday to receive the “State of the Bank” reports from local banks and get updates on products and services available to customers in the territory, according to a news release from the Lt. Governor’s Office.

To meet the U.S. Virgin Islands’ growing need for a marine workforce and enable young Virgin Islanders to fill these positions and build professional careers, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association has announced new and continuing marine workforce development programs, free to s…

Lt. Gov. Roach mourns former St. Kitts premier

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums and Act Out Ensemble have partnered to celebrate Virgin Islands History Month with a yearlong series of films starting March 30 at Fort Frederik Museum in Frederiksted, St. Croix, DPNR announced this week.

The St. Croix Foundation awarded the St. Croix Montessori School a $50,000 Sprint to Excellence Education Relief Grant, according to a recent statement. Funds will be used primarily to support the school’s Edible Schoolyard and Summer Grow Program, which seeks to teach students about agricul…

A wave of volunteer momentum has carried the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park-funded Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program through another successful season, with 47 beaches monitored from July through November by 100 volunteers.

AARP in The Virgin Islands, alongside their 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant Grantee, V.I. Trail Alliance and Partners, announced the opening of the Windsor Farm Trails Network, a project to reopen and improve the walking and biking trails at Windsor Farm on St. Croix.

ST. JOHN — The Russian invasion of Ukraine might feel like it’s a long way from the Virgin Islands, but for Russians and Ukranians living on St. John, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on the European democracy hits far too close to home.

Virgin Islander Hafeezah Muhammad became the 2022 U.S. SheEO Venture award recipient for the U.S. on Monday. Three women were named SheEO for the year — one each in the U.S., Canada and U.K. — after a lengthy examination process reviewing thousands of applicants.

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Liz Kinsella has been appointed as the new Gifft Hill head of school by the school’s board of trustees. She will take over the position on June 30, when the current head of school Ken Mills steps down.

Almost one year after a group of young students took their first steps on towering stilts, Yisrael’s New Generation Cultural Moko Jumbies will be on display Saturday at the Valentine’s Day car show at the Susannaberg drive-in theater. The group was founded last March by Yisrael Petersen, a S…

Anyone who’s been hiking in Virgin Islands National Park lately will surely notice how clear and passable the trails are. It’s no small feat keeping 27 miles of hiking trails cleared, and that’s just one of several tasks the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s trail management team is …

The Virgin Islands Education Department launched its “Youth Cultural Bearer of the Month” initiative on Feb. 1, highlighting students who embrace and showcase V.I. history and culture in and outside of school. John H. Woodson Junior High School seventh-grade student Marley Cassius, a bamboul…

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Liberty Foundation to be distributed to nonprofits throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands to support operational needs and projects that provide direct services and opportunities within Liberty Foundation…

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced key members of the agency’s leadership who will work to tackle climate change, promote equity throughout the agency, build up the coastal economy, develop a new generation of environmental satellites, manage ocean fisheries an…

Both the University of the Virgin Islands and the University of Puerto Rico have been awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration through the 2021 University Center Economic Development Program Competition.

The Market St. Croix recently presented a matching gift of $10,000 to Queen Louise Home for Children, which celebrated 117 years of continuous care for children in December. The Hamed family pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations made to the home in December as a Christmas fundraiser fo…

ST. JOHN — Thirty-three people took part in the annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 19, and though that number was down from 45 volunteers in 2020, the citizen scientists recorded 61 bird species on the island, an increase from last year’s count of 57 species.

Train your eyes on almost any green hillside on St. John, and as you start to pick out individual plants, you’ll no doubt see the Virgin Islands’ only native palm, the tyre palm. Easily recognizable for its starburst-shaped leaves, the tyre palm — whose scientific name is coccothrinax alta —…

Seven Seas Water gifted My Brother’s Workshop with a donation of $1,600 last week. Since 2012, the company has donated $21,750 to the nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope, faith and purpose to at-risk and high-risk young people in the Virgin Islands by offering a wide range of …

Winners of the British Virgin Islands’ “A Day with the Governor” climate change competition have been announced. Alexa Hodge and Hanan Bazaz of Elmore Stoutt High School, Ashleigh Hearne of Cedar International School’ and Sarah Ramdatt from St. George’s Secondary School have been selected as…

About 60 runners will rise early this Sunday morning to participate in the fifth official St. John Trail Race, a 13.6-mile half marathon with an elevation gain of 2,772 feet. The event debuted in 2016, but skipped 2018 due to hurricane recovery and 2021 due to the pandemic. In previous years…

King Mokojumbie Yisrael Productions will present the second annual Valentine’s Day car, bicycle, motorcycle, and set show Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Susannaberg drive-in movie theater. There will be long wheelies and a burnout competition as well as a bounce house and performances …

Coral Bay will host a community yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis Event Center. Register with the Coral Bay Community Council to have your own table, or donate items to be sold at CBCC’s table. Craft and food vendors are also welcome. Email cbccstuffdepot@…

Rhyme & Lime’s monthly poetry night is set for Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Bajo El Sol Art Gallery in Mongoose Junction. To sign up to present at the event, message Rhyme & Lime STJ on Facebook or email rhymeandlime@gmail.com. Presenters can read original poetry or works by other poets. A l…