The St. John Land Conservancy announced the election of three new board members and the addition of an administrative assistant as part of its continued revitalization as a nonprofit organization.
The distribution of U.S. Agriculture Department commodities planned for today on St. Croix has been postponed to 7 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Croix Educational Complex High School, the Education Department announced Friday.
V.I. Water and Power operations crews will repair a leaking service line Sunday in the area of the former Shauma service station near the Sunny Isle intersection on St. Croix, WAPA said Friday.
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.
ST. JOHN — The Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts & Literacy Workshop is looking for six workshop leaders who must have at least 1,200 hours of training with NEGUS Education World Specialists or a bachelor’s in child development.
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.
The Division of Corporations and Trademarks of the Lt. Governor’s Office will conduct a series of virtual information meetings starting this month and wrapping up in June, Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach announced Tuesday.
Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach is reminding property owners that the deadline to apply for property tax credits against their 2021 property tax bills is March 5.
The Public Works Department is alerting St. Croix residents that Carlton Road remains closed because of ongoing upgrades. The road work starts at 8:30 a.m. daily and stops at 3:30 p.m.
Ten years ago, Ihsan Munir was urged by his wife to give his friends and family bottles of his homemade spices as Christmas gifts. Now, Munir runs a prospering retail business that distributes his spices to the Virgin Islands, Guam, the continental United States and Japan.
St. Croix Educational Complex High School art and drama students are set to release the fourth annual Virgin Islands Cultural Contributors Calendar before the end of January.
ST. THOMAS — Eight students from area high schools will be honored by The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas during its annual tradition of honoring the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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…
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.
To wrap up the United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands “Stuff the Bus” project, the “Bus Stop” school supply delivery program was rolled out to all public elementary schools territorywide.
In years that, to my aging eyes and perception, have seemed to fly by, I have attended high school reunions, then college reunions and after that, various graduate school reunions, always in the same hurried succession.
Children were thrilled and their parents were high-spirited as they brainstormed on projects and solving puzzles at the second annual back-to-school Night at the Library last month, sponsored by the Education Department and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Librar…
Health Department hosts ‘walkability’ town hall: The Health Department will host a “Walkability Town Hall Meeting” on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the D.C. Canegata Multi-Recreational Center on St. Croix. The purpose of the meeting is to get the public’s input on areas that can be improve…
In Genesis 37 we read how Jacob’s favored son Joseph was sold by his jealous brothers into slavery — first to descendants of Ishmael (co-descendants of the brothers’ great-grandfather Abraham), and then, in turn, to the captain of the Egyptian palace guard.
The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association recognized 35 students for their dedication to tourism and hospitality during a ceremony and luncheon marking the close of the association’s summer employment program on July 28 at Windward Passage Hotel on St. Thomas.
Diageo USVI, the St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association and the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce awarded $15,000 in scholarship funds to four local students on Aug. 2 at the Captain Morgan Visitor Center on St. Croix.
St. Thomas resident Christopher Cilliers, a 2017 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and a member of the Antillies School Class of 2013, was recently presented with the Silver Congressional Medal by V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett. Cilliers earned his Silver Medal throu…
The Virgin Islands Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized supportive military employers during its annual award and recognition dinner.
As many of you know, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ supersedes when its fixed date, Aug. 6, falls on a Sunday. Hence my singular focus this week on the Transfiguration — an event and theological point of departure, of such importance, it appears in the three synoptic accoun…
Virgin Islands students are participating in the 2017 STEMPREP Project at the University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, this summer.
Children’s book, film fest: The third annual Children’s Book and Film Fest will take place on Fridays, through Aug. 18, at Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Movies start at 7 p.m. Friday will feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; Aug. 11, Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”; and …
Rotaract Club of St. Thomas II members Jamecha Herman, from left, Shamari Skelton, Julien Smith Jr., Director Akil King, Jevanna Augustine and Dante Morton are all smiles even after working in the hot sun reinforcing the club’s motto of having fun through service. The club members lent a nee…
The American Cancer Society USVI extends its deepest gratitude to residents, businesses, organizations and government agencies, for their participation and support of its two Relay For Life events held May 20-21 at Canegata Ball Park, St. Croix and on June 24-25 at Addelita Cancryn Junior Hi…
St. Thomas Reformed Church, corner of Crystal and Nye, will hold a worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday. Join them for July’s final Broadway-themed worship service, “Godspell.” Activity time is available for children under 10. Nursery is available for children under 3. All are welcome. Contact D…
The theological lessons associated with the eighth Sunday After Pentecost are so plentiful, they defy facile assignment to a few over-arching themes. Accordingly, I offer a “grab bag” of a half-dozen heterogeneous lessons among the many in the lections recommended for this Sunday. And yes, t…
On Oct. 21 and 22, Virgin Islands Baha’is will join more than 6 million members of their faith in celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the glory of God, founder of their faith.
A three-day gathering aimed at highlighting the damage caused by single-use disposable plastics and making positive change toward plastic-free living, begins Thursday on St. John.
Charlotte Amalie High School student Ll’xelle Tyson is joining other outstanding high school students from across the nation in a career development opportunity, the National Youth Leadenhip Forum: Law & CSI, an Envision program that began Sunday and runs through Friday in Washington, D.C.