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ENIGHED -- Walk through the doors of Starfish Market these days and, if you haven’t been around for awhile, prepare for a surprise. A whole new view awaits you. The produce section looks twice as big. Shelves rising high overhead, banks of shiny glass coolers everywhere. What happened? A major expansion said manager Nedra Ephraim. Supermarket owners went big and brought...
Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter reminds the public that 2017 Property Tax bills that have been issued to all property owners on record as of January 1, 2017 will become delinquent if not paid by August 30, 2017. A Public Notice of Delinquency for all delinquent properties will be published before October 30, 2017, and a new set of public auctions in...
St. John, USVI - Registration is open for the 18th Annual Love City Triathlon & Aquathlon taking place from Maho Bay on Sunday, September 3rd at 7:00AM. The $35 entry fee per athlete ($30 for youth age 14-17) includes a finisher’s award, on-course support, a beach picnic and awards three-deep. This year, relay teams are permitted for both the Triathlon...
ST. THOMAS, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education, Office of the Insular Superintendent, St. Thomas-St. John District, will host its 7th Annual Parent Conference themed, “Parent Engagement: Maximizing Every Child’s Potential” on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas. The one-day event is free and open to all parents and guardians with students enrolled in...
Students and parents got a chance to hone their paper plane making skills in Gifft Hill School’s atrium on August 12. Class of 2015 alumna Makeda Dawson hosted the First Flight Competition for ages 6-8 and 9-12, and awarded prizes to participants who got their plane to fly the farthest. The event aimed to “spur the interest of aviation...
Invest 91 L has become Tropical Depression Nine earlier today as it continues to trek westward toward the Lesser Antilles at 17 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. The National Weather Service is forecasting the weather system will remain well south of the US Virgin Islands, with no effects anticipated except for locally higher...
In support of children who are preparing to go back to school and in recognition of National Immunization Month, the V.I. Department of Health (DOH) will host the 2nd Annual Free Immunization Back-to-School event. DOH will be providing free immunizations — for the uninsured and those who have Medicaid — to all children, K-12. The usual $15 administrative fee will...
CRUZ BAY --  The second weekend of October promises three days of team spirit, competition and fun on St. John as the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation hosts a Youth Sports Festival. Organizers say they plan to host two tournaments, a tennis clinic and showcase emerging boxers between Oct. 6 - 9. Baseball, basketball, tennis and boxing contests will...
Updated. See Editor's Note. ST. JOHN, USVI - Virgin Islands National Park announces the temporary closure of the Maho Bay Beach parking lot for resurfacing improvements, from September 5, 2017 to November 15, 2017. Maho Beach is a busy and frequently visited area of the park with limited parking capacity. Resurfacing will improve vehicle and pedestrian safety and traffic flow in...
Last month, Plastic-Free Island: St. John kicked off its first-ever Summit on St. John. Read the July 28 Tradewinds' article here. Across 2 and a 1/2 days and evenings, more than 100 individuals (in addition to our own Working Group) attended one or more Summit sessions or related awareness activities involving 15 presentations made at seven different local venues. Collectively, they...
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