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Thursday, March 30, 2017
The St. John Singers, now in its 35th year, will hold a spring concert on Friday, April 7th at 7:30 pm at the Bethany Moravian Church. The program includes several spirituals, classical works (Mozart, Dvorâk, Caccini), a composition by a Virgin Islander, and a set of folk songs from Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. Guest artists will be the Sound Tapestry...
So why doesn’t the one on St. John? Baobab trees are viewed as strong, spiritual presences – but they can also be sexy and fertile. In its native Africa this type of baobab (Adansonia digitata) is known as the Tree of Life. It can retain water in its pulpy bark, and during dry periods it is an attractive hub of...
Photos courtesy of Evan Jones, GHS Class of 2017. The 31st Annual Gifft Hill School Gala was a carnival-themed evening affair at The Westin on Saturday, March 11. Once again, Gifft Hill School teachers, students, volunteers and St. John community gathered together to raise funds for the school’s Scholarship Fund.  This year marked the most successful year in the gala’s...
Board of Education member Kyza Callwood makes a point during a March 18 meeting held in the Julius E. Sprauve School cafetorium. Pictured above: (left to right) Arah Lockhart Callwood, Terrence Joseph, Unknown, Nandi Sekou, Wynona Hendricks; Forward, right -- Debra Gottlieb. Photo by Judi Shimel. CRUZ BAY -- The top executive at the Board of Education said she wants to...
Troy deChabert Schuster AARP VI State Director Recently, members of Congress introduced a bill designed to allow insurance companies to create a scale that would charge older workers five times what other consumers pay for the same health insurance policy. Supporters of the bill call it “age rating.” They can call it whatever they want, but the truth is it’s an...
Pictured above: Lorelai Monsanta appeared in character at the March 14 event hosted by the St. John Historical Society. The event, "All Ah We, St. John Families" featured photos, artifacts and documents that told the tale of St. John people and their lives from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Photo above courtesy of Judi Shimel. GUINEA GUT -- The...
Pictured above: An outdoor classroom surrounded by natural beauty set the scene for the last day of the 2017 Annaberg Folk Life Festival. Photo by Judi Shimel. ANNABERG -- The abundant rain that fell on St. John at the end of February didn’t bode well for the annual Black History Month celebration at Annaberg. Heavy clouds shielded held back the...
Bajo El Sol Gallery at Mongoose Junction will be hosting a book launch for the debut poetry collection of BVI writer, lecturer and editor Richard Georges on Saturday, March 25. Georges’ book, “Make Us All Islands,” was recently listed by the Trinidad Guardian as one of four Caribbean books to look out for in 2017. The event starts at 6 pm....
Over six years ago a plan for the Coral Bay Community Garden Project was announced. A ground breaking ceremony was held. Two acres of land behind the Coral Bay Agriculture Center on King Hill Road was parsed into quarter acre plots and granted to seven Virgin Island residents. Since then, the recipients of the land grants have signed leases...
The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission has released its schedule of official events to date. The listing includes a series of events from March 24th to April 2nd, covering the entire Territory. For more information, please contact James O'Bryan Jr., Asst. Executive Director at 340-774-8784 or Executive Director, Kevin Jackson at 340-772-1000. March 24, 2017 Fort Fete -- Ft. Christian Re-Opening in Charlotte...
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