This is not about a pop band named Jesus, Martin, Peter and Paul. Instead, it is about four monumental days that come at this time in the church year and have important common threads.

The two-day Bordeaux Farmers Rasta Agricultural and Cultural Vegan Food Fair will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Bordeaux. The fair, under the theme “23 Years of Hardship, Hurricanes & Happiness,” is hosted by Conch Shell Media and We Grow Food Inc., and will feature agricul…

‘Our Sacred Moments’ photography exhibit

Eighty-nine-year-old Joy Ryan and her 38-year-old grandson Brad Ryan enjoyed all the Virgin Islands National Park has to offer this week. The duo set out on boating trips with Palm Tree Charters, Flyaway Charters, and Kekoa; they hiked Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach; and they spotted se…

The Memorial Moravian Church on St. Thomas greeted its new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis, during an installation service at the church on Sunday.

Holy Name Day! On the eighth day of Jesus’s incarnate life, he was circumcised and thereby committed to the Covenant of Abraham as a faithful and faith-filled Jew. And the baby was given the name “Jesus” — which is our English rendering of the Hebrew “Yehshua,” like the English name Joshua.

The Forum presents a Metropolitan Opera screening of Madame Butterfly from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Prior-Jollek Hall on the Antilles School campus on St Thomas.

The party doesn’t stop after the Crucian Christmas Festival Adults’ Parade. Sunday, enjoy Jou’Day, a second daytime J’ouvert from Bassin Triangle to downtown Christiansted beginning at 10 a.m. That night, starting at 8 p.m., Stanleyville Festival Village will host entertainers such as VIO In…

The Crucian Christmas Festival will wrap up this weekend with a frenzy of color, music, dancing and revelry at the Adults’ Parade Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. The parade begins in front of Claude O. Markoe Elementary School and winds its way to the Stanleyville Festival Village.

Before I explain my perspective, let me be clear: This is not only about dance, nor is it a plea to suggest that everyone ought to become trained dancers. It is, however, about the lessons that dance can teach us when we use it as a vehicle to transport messages of discipline, respect, conse…

Through its New Generations Committee, Rotary Club of St. Thomas II worked with 12 third grade students at Lockhart Elementary School to make the holiday season happier for senior citizens at the Ebenezer Gardens Senior Residence. During their December Rotary II EarlyAct Club meeting, the st…

The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce and the V.I. Tourism Department are hosting the annual Miracle on Main Street and Lighted Boat Parade tonight. Downtown stores and restaurants will offer specials throughout the day and stay open through 10 p.m. Plan to come out and enjoy the entir…

Ten practical nursing students from the Raphael O. Wheatley Skill Center Post-Secondary Career & Technical Education Institute Practical Nursing Program were recently pinned and capped at a ceremony held at the Cathedral Church of All Saints on St. Thomas. The ceremony, a tradition in th…

The Forum will present a lecture by Egyptologist Mark Lehner on the latest results in the search for the palace of Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid, at 8 tonight at Antilles School’s Prior Jolleck Hall.

The Christmas Spoken Here Caribbean Christmas market and holiday celebration, an island tradition for more than 20 years, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. George Village Botanical Garden on St. Croix.

Winners from the St. Thomas/St. John Youth Scholastic Chess Club chess tournament, held Saturday at the Lockhart Elementary School, display their trophies. They are, front row from left, second place in the 12 years and under category, Naitik Jhanwar (All Saints Cathedral School); third-plac…

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Melinda Charles was the recipient of an Eagle Rising Award for her leadership and dedication to the Virgin Islands National Guard Association on Saturday.

2019 Beauty & the Beast Triathlon will be held Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The run heads east from Christiansted through the grounds of the Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort. Drawing participants from across the globe, there will be three races will be offered, long distance, sprint an…

The West Indian Co. and the Havensight Merchants Association will hold the 35th annual tree lighting event at 6 tonight with Santa distributing gifts to the first 1,000 children. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., kicks off with a parade featuring the Charlotte Amalie Marching Ha…

The V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy will hold its annual Las Vegas Night, dubbed “A Golden Night Under the Stars,” beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Point on St. Thomas. Plan to stay to the end at 2 a.m. Organizers promise a night of glitz and glamour, ga…

More than 60 high school students recently gathered inside the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium at Charlotte Amalie High School to attend the closing ceremony of the SAT Prep & 1000 Words Challenge.

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service launched a Water Quality Education Program this month, with Charlotte Amalie High School piloting the program intended to educate Virgin Islands youth on the importance of water in our everyday lives, how to properly test water quality and how to fi…

The economic health of our communities and the health of our myriad enterprises depend on a robust Advent season, which is launched in thankfulness (in Harvest and Thanksgiving, not to mention Black Friday) and filled with charitable joy, sharing our God-given abundance.

Churches host fundraiser for Bahamas recovery

It is a norm in many churches to match the deep wisdom of the Holy Evangelists with a dash of irony and, fundamentally, with the “mother wit,” the common wisdom of the day, most often reflected in a well-known hymn.