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.

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…

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.

JROTC, Democratic District Committee conduct Smith Bay cleanup

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.

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.

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…

St. Croix singer Nikki Brooks has launched the world premiere of her newest music video, “Sweet So,” and it’s available on all social media platforms.

Former retired University of the Virgin Islands professor Dion E. Phillips has published a new book, titled “Musings of a Caribbean Professor.”

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.

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.