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The Virgin Islands Unity Day Group has submitted a letter and flyer to Tradewinds regarding the Property Tax Hearing to be held by the Committee of Finance on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:00am in the Cleone Creque Legislative Conference Room on St. John. The protest will take place Tuesday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in front of...
Pictured above: Julius E. Sprauve School students smile for the camera. St. John Tradewinds photo.  As you walk the streets of Cruz Bay, have you noticed how much conversation in Spanish you hear?  Have you wondered how many Spanish speakers now live on the island? Here’s a surprising fact: Of the 285 children currently enrolled in grades K-8 at the Julius E....
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that scholarship applications are now available for the 2017-2018 school year. This year’s $2,500 annual award is offered to a qualifying St. John female whose family or self has resided on St. John for five years or more and who plans to attend or is attending an accredited college or...
Pictured above: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards shares the challenges of policing St. John with a group of residents on March 29. Island Administer Camille Paris Jr. Organized the talk as a town meeting. Photo by Judi Shimel. CRUZ BAY -- Quality of life matters dominated talks held at a recent town meeting with members of the public and police in Cruz...
Pictured above: Janet Cook-Rutnik's artwork. Images courtesy of Bajo El Sol Gallery. On Friday, April 7, at 6pm the Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction, St. John will be hosting the opening of its transfer centennial reflection exhibition “100 Years of ...” Mongoose Junction’s monthly “First Friday” art & music event will be occurring the same...
ST. THOMAS - A plea deal was reached in District Court, St. Thomas, in the case involving misuse of a restricted pesticide. A top executive of Terminix International, representing the franchise in the U.S. Virgin Islands, accepted responsibility by pleading guilty before a federal judge. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez accepted the guilty pleas from Thomas Campbell, Vice President and...
ST. JOHN -- The special election for a seat in the 32nd Legislature is officially under way. It began March 29 on the third floor at the Marketplace. Early voting has been around in the Virgin Islands since 2014. It caught on slowly on St. John, but on the second day of voting St. John this week poll judge Gwen...
Well, here's a sticky situation. After a year of work and spending money to hire a consultant, the findings of a year long rate investigation on ferry ticket prices was presented to the Public Services Commission. The panel of four regulators split their vote when it came time to okay the findings. What now? Photo by Judi Shimel. ST. THOMAS --...
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...
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