Antilles School usually staggers its first days over the course of a week, but Head of School Liz Morrison decided to set the tone this year with an all-school event that allowed families to start the year together.

What a marvelous coincidence that the 13th Sunday after Pentecost this year comes on the eve of Labor Day, for in the lections for this Sunday, we find much ado about labor and especially laboring zeal, that is, about exulting as we put our shoulders to the proverbial wheel, as a preferred a…

On the weekend of Aug. 19 to 20, Aurora Rodriguez of St. Thomas joined more than 280 children in The Copa Chocolate in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11 competed in the first of a series of ski races that will continue in San Martín de los Andes …

School uniform drive

Before sampling the theological wisdom and divine guidance for daily living to be found in the Revised Common Lectionary’s suggested biblical readings for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, it behooves us to consider briefly the contextualization afforded us in “the other 3:16-17” as well.

The Education Department, State Office of Curriculum and Instruction, advises the public of the rules and regulations regarding home instruction according to Title 12 Virgin Islands Code, Chapter 9, Section 84 and the Virgin Islands Board of Education’s Home Education Policy, amended April 2…

V.I. Carnival Committee relocating office: The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee announces that its office at 2312 Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas, is permanently closed, pending relocation to 34-A-1 Hospital Gade (Mannos Building). To contact the Carnival Committee, call 340-776-3112 or emai…

Five restaurants in Coral Bay have joined forces with the Coral Bay Community Council to demonstrate that there are practical alternatives to single-use plastic and Styrofoam.

Carrine Todman-Lewis was conferred a Doctor of Business Administration degree specializing in Leadership from Walden University. Her research entailed exploring strategies used by tourism and hospitality leaders for crisis preparedness of U.S.-based travel destinations.

Janlyn Hendricks of St. Croix has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Becker College in Worcester, Mass.

Limetree Bay Terminals has awarded scholarships to 17 2017 graduates of Virgin Islands high schools to assist them in their pursuit of a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Green Team recently held an event at Crown Bay on St. Thomas to make signs to gently remind everyone to keep the island beautiful. Signs include phrases like, “Every Litter Bit Hurts,” “Spread Love not Trash” and “Keep our VI Nice.” The Green Team hopes that the signs will be approved by…

Aug.15 is the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, and although the etymology of the word “adore” raises the idea of prayers (in light of the derivation of “ore” in “adore” from the Latin “orare,” meaning “to pray”), many Christians in our post-Reformation era insist should be directed solely to th…

Baha’i Community to host presentation on teachings

Dr. Douglas Belton, back row, fourth from right, and Dr. Ruby Belton, seated left, co-founders of the Physicians and Laypersons Educational Associates of Greater Rochester, N.Y., held a free breast cancer symposium on June 15 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas. Topics included types of breast i…

More than 100 archaeologists will convene on St. Croix on Monday for the 27th biennial Congress of the International Associations for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA).

A working group of Humane Society of St. Thomas and Lucky Paws Foundation board members met on June 29 to jump-start a new collaboration between the two organizations to address the islandwide crisis of animal homelessness.

Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands raised $22,000 at its 18th annual Kayak for Kids event on June 11, thanks to area sponsors, paddlers and volunteers. Kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders navigated from Cane Bay Beach to Fort Frederik Beach on St. Croix. The money they raised w…

Jane E. Tuitt Elementary students got an extra treat at their graduation June 20 when members of the Rotary Sunrise Club and representatives from AT&T presented them with books to encourage them to read over the summer holiday.

Members of the Ulla F. Muller Panatics perform recently at King Airport on St. Thomas. Front row are tenors Jahaida Hanley, Amyia Greaves and A’Jahnique Warner and double tenor Jiovanni Hodge. Second row are Gabriel Simon and T’Moi Lettsome on guitar and Annelise Morciglio and Aliana Herbert…

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Principal Symra Dee Brown and the Ulla F. Muller Elementary School hosted Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty on May 31 for the school’s annual Tourism Day celebration. The special event saw the Muller campus transformed into exciting tourist destinations around St. Thomas.

Local bandmates of the group Lourdes & the Switch, lead singer Lourdes Aquila and bass player Nathan McGlone, tied the knot May 31 on St. Thomas.

Nathan Meersman, All Saints Cathedral School alumnus, earned his bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute on May 13. Nathan has started a full-time position with Pare Corporation at their Rhode Island office as engineer in their Environment…

Career opportunities in technology were widespread as ninth- and 10th-graders at St. Croix Central High School flocked to the school’s gymnasium to explore vocations in the vast expanding field during the first “Connecting Careers Expose” on May 23.

As the 2016-2017 academic year drew to a close, professors, staff and former students of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) bid farewell to its long-serving member, Dion E. Phillips, professor of sociology.

The V.I. Health Department has recognized hearing loss as an area of need in the community and researched and secured, with the assistance of Dr. Wincess Gentius, clinical doctor of audiology, support and resources to provide hearing tests and free hearing aids to individuals unable to afford them.

Middle and high school students in St. Thomas enjoyed a candid conversation with Virgin Islands’ native and talk show host Peter Bailey when he sat down with St. Thomas boxer and celebrity chef Julius Jackson on Bailey’s online talk show, NiteCap LIVE, on May 12 at the Bertha C. Boschulte Mi…

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