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Deer munching in a garden. Photo by Amy Roberts. Whitetail deer were brought to the Virgin Islands from the US mainland more than once, and when a St. Thomas family imported deer to their Lameshure property on St. John in the 1920’s, they were looking to provide hunters with a steady source of sport and meat. They had no idea...
Antilles grads Nina Maccio and twins John and Laura Decker. Photo by Judi Shimel.  ST. THOMAS -- An early admission student to the University of the Virgin Islands went to the head of the class at his high school graduation ceremony Sunday. The shining moment for St. John’s Derrick Thomas Jr. was one of the highlights of a weekend filled with...
ST. THOMAS -- As the school year winds down, the Department of Education and the Office of the Governor are inviting students in Grades K through 6 to rev up their reading habits. The 9th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge celebrates its launch with kick off events planned for St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. This year’s program runs from June...
Special feature for St. John Tradewinds and the St. John Source. Pictured above: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church feeds more than 100 homeless, less fortunate and whoever needs a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Photo courtesy of OLMC. “Oh no, here comes another one,” said the retired nurse as she caught her first glimpse of the man walking in Cruz Bay...
St. Thomas-St. John Elections Board Chairman Arturo Watlington Jr. leads June 8 meeting which included an update to the April fire in Cruz Bay. ST. THOMAS -- Six weeks after a fire at the old St. John elections office, members of the district elections board said they want to prevent any more problems. At a scheduled meeting held Thursday, Elections...
Artist Katia Moltisanti with Knox and Ollie's owners, Casie Summers and David Stone at the June 3 opening of Moltisanti's "Tropical Sounds" exhibit opening. Photos by Yelena Rogers Photography. St. John, VI - Italian born artist and local St. John resident, Katia Moltisanti, is thrilled to announce her newest art exhibit, titled “Tropical Sounds” which will run from June 3rd through August 3rd at Knox & Ollie’s, located at the...
Alan and Magda Smith at the St. John Historical Society's All Ah We -St. John Families event in March 2017. Photos by Amy Roberts. St. John, VI—Magda M. Smith, former Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Humanities Council, announces the publication of her book Never Had A Lesson In My Life, Albert E. Daniel, Dean of Virgin Islands Painting and Sculpture. Daniel...
Photo courtesy of University of Virgin Islands. Researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands say they met a major milestone when they tagged their 100th sea turtle earlier this year. Scientists working with UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Science (CMES) and the VI Sea Turtle Project (VISTP) documented their find in their own back yard at Brewer's Bay. Marine scientists...
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor recently announced the issuance of 2017 property tax bills. Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter said bills are being issued to all property owners on record as of January 1, 2017. The estimated total value of the Property Tax Bills issued is $54 million. Potter is encouraging property owners who have not paid prior tax year bills are...
The Gifft Hill School welcomes the Virgin Islands community to celebrate the graduating Class of 2017. Commencement will be held on June 16th, 2017 at 5pm on the Trayser Field located at the Upper Campus of Gifft Hill School. Thirteen students will be crossing the field to receive their diplomas and continue on in their educational careers.  The class will...
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