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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...
Special feature for St. John Tradewinds and St. John Source. “Today, corals are in crisis,” according to the Coral Reef Alliance’s summer newsletter. The worldwide outlook is grim: “A startling 75 percent of our coral reefs are threatened or gone.  Rising sea temperatures and increased ocean acidity caused by climate change leave corals vulnerable.” Yet there is one spot in the...
Providers of ferry service from Cruz Bay to downtown Charlotte Amalie say they think travelers will enjoy the amenities of the Edward Wilmot Blyden IV Marine Terminal. Now executives at Varlack Ventures, Inc. and Transportation Services of St. John are preparing the public to come along for the ride. The relocation moves downtown ferry service into a facility managed by the...
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. On Tuesday, August 15th, Indigo Grill, Aqua Bistro, The Thirsty Donkey, Shipwreck Landing, and Pizzabar-in-Paradise – all restaurants in Coral Bay-- are going to go “plastic free” for one day, using only...
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