A chance encounter more than 50 years ago has led to an opportunity for young students today to further their education. The story of the Noble Samuel scholarship, soon to be offered through the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, began when a couple came to St. John for a stay at the C…

Sing St. John’s St. John Recovery Choir and Ocama! Children’s Select Choir are now open for registration. Recovery Choir classes begin Oct. 11 and Ocama! classes begin Oct. 14. All classes will be held virtually and require an internet connection. To sign up, visit www.singstjohn.com.

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ST. CROIX — As she has done for the last few years, Virgin Islands soca sensation Nikki Brooks is releasing her newest song in time for her birthday at the end of this month.

ST. THOMAS — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority is advising the public that the Crown Mountain bin site will reopen for disposal of household waste Monday.

Watching the brutal video of George Floyd’s murder, Pastor Charles L. Brown Jr. was enraged like never before, compelling him to first write a sermon and soon after, a self-published book, delving into the spiritual aspect of police brutality with “From Scapegoats to Lambs: How God’s Word Sp…

Dream library contest

ST. CROIX — The Senate Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Chambers has been cancelled, according to Senator Kurt Vialet’s office.

ST. CROIX — The Charles A. Seales Fire Station in Grove Place has temporarily closed in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, according to a V.I. Fire Service press release.

ST. THOMAS — The Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library in Estate Tutu will be closed today due to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announced Thursday.

Virgin Islander Dykisha Potter is one of two recipients of the 2021 Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship from the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute. The fellowship program was created in collaboration with the mayor’s office and other community leaders to educate, train …

Educators across the British Virgin Islands were encouraged to keep inspiring each other as they move forward into the new academic school year at their annual Teachers Professional Day last week.

New Day Workshop offering restaurant training program

Run for a cause at the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s 37th annual Women Race, to be held virtually Sunday through August 29. The week-long event will offer a special free registration for girls ages 13 and under.

University Bound, a program through the University of the Virgin Islands which offers academic courses and tutoring for high school students, continues its work of providing skills to help USVI youth succeed academically despite the disrupted flow of education in the classrooms throughout th…

Akayah Rodriquez is the 2021 recipient of the Nigel O. Hodge Foundation Scholarship. A graduate of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and an honor student, she will attend the University of the Virgin Islands nursing program. She hopes to become a registered nurse and later, a nurse administrator.

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A volunteer with the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park-funded Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program strolled Maho Bay on Sunday morning searching for signs of new life — telltale crawl marks and a disturbed area of sand near the tree line indicating a female sea turtle had come …

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has awarded more than $336,000 in summer program grants to 25 USVI organizations to support a variety of programs serving children and older youth throughout the territory through a variety of funds, fiscal sponsorships and grants. Grants ranged…

Gifft Hill School has added new dimension to its board of trustees by welcoming an ancestral St. Johnian and a well-known real estate agent to the team. The new board members are Gershwain Sprauve, a highly respected businessman with an extensive professional background and roots in the terr…

Island musicians Bo and Lauren Magnie are well-known on the restaurant and weddings circuit, Lauren’s smooth, sweet voice accompanied by her guitar and her husband’s multi-instrumental talents.

ST. THOMAS — Joseph Gomez Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Roselyn Samuel-Hodge and her daughter Janelle recently traveled to Orlando, Fla., during an all-expenses paid trip for two to Disney World, courtesy of local radio and television personality Rashidi Clenance, owner of ViVid Stre…

ST. THOMAS — The St. Thomas Reformed Church will host Dion Parson and friends for a Jazz Vesper Service on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

This Saturday at Bajo El Sol Gallery, Carla Sewer is going to open up in a big way. She’ll be signing and reading excerpts from the first edition of her just-released memoir, “Child of the U.S. Virgin Islands,” and revealing paintings of a character she’s conceptualized called The Black Mermaid.

A chance social media encounter and a foray into a new field have resulted in nearly $2,000 being raised for Coral Bay’s Carolina Corral, which has been caring for animals since 1993 that are injured or no longer wanted by their owners.

Members of the Charlotte Amalie High School JROTC Leadership Academic Bowl team Nishana Charles, left, Ai’Leeziana Da’Loni Caceres, Jeb Dieudonne and captain Shaudae Richardson visited V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett while in Washington, D.C., last week for the College Option Found…

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” In the Seminary that I attended, the Latins said that it was useless to preach the Gospel to physically hungry people; they had to be fed first before listening.

Pucker up and enjoy a fresh cold lemonade at the Juju & Cece’s Lemonades and Treats Freco and Lemonade event Saturday at Cultured Naturals Body Care in Christiansted, St. Croix, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capt. Rasheed Fleming brings the barge Todd G into Red Hook while V.I. Sports, Parks and Recreation Department campers enjoy the ride. The St. John youngsters saw a V.I. Fire Service engine in action aboard the Big Red Barge Company’s vessel and joined Fleming in the pilot house as he motore…

Five Virgin Islands models from the Faces of Gemini Modeling Institute are competing this week at the International Model and Talent Association Conference. Usually held in New York, this year’s competition is being staged in Orlando, Fla.

When Sherman Browne returned home last month to deliver his message of empowerment to young St. John men, it brought his journey full circle and gave him a level of fulfillment he had yet to experience. Now, Browne is taking his mission — via his AIMHigh Empowerment Institute — international…

Ribbons for a Cure, Inc., a local cancer non-profit organization, has launched a financial assistance program to provide a one-time assistance for cancer-related prescription medication, diagnostic testing or CT scans to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The Rotary Club of St. Croix West appointed 11 new members to the board of directors for the 2021-2022 Rotary year this month. Newly installed President Dr. Alicia Churaman and her executive board members were given the charge to continue to uphold the ideals, objectives, and vision of the r…

Frederiksberg Records has re-released “Mocko Jumbie EP,” which features original music by the late Virgin Islands musician and mocko jumbie Hugo Moolenaar. The EP, tracks from his two albums that have been out of print for 35 years, is available on vinyl or digitally at frederilsbergrecords.…