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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...
THE LOVE CITY PAN DRAGON – CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES? By Elaine Penn, Board President St. John’s small but beloved only steel band is in imminent danger of being lost to the Virgin Islands fiscal crisis. I am reaching out with our story to try to forestall this calamity. The Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra has been a year-round presence on...
Left: Kaitlyn, Frank and Tammy Cummings at EPA's office in New York representing C.O.R.E. Right: Harith Wickrema accepting award for the lsland Green Living Association with Lisa Herbst and Mark Lichtenstein. On May 19, two of my Fish Bay neighbors, Frank Cummings and Harith Wickrema, were in lower Manhattan to receive Environmental Champion Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s...
Kevin Schnell and Maya Matthews-Sterling, owners of Caribbean Solar Company, have been named the 2017 Virgin Islands Small Business Person(s) of the Year. The letter of congratulations from SBA Administrator Linda McMahon to Stanfield says, in part, “your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your employees and community have helped you build an outstanding business that has strengthened your ...
The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) is holding a composting seminar on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 6pm at Indigo Grill in Coral Bay. Dr. Dave Minner of Gifft Hill School/Iowa State University(ISU), and his EARTH program interns from ISU will lead an hour-long tutorial on how to compost, the nuances of composting (you don’t want too much or...
June 2nd is Mongoose Junction’s Final “First Friday” Event Of The Season, featuring the Love City Pan Dragons. ST JOHN, USVI, May 29, 2017 - This Friday, June 2nd, the Mongoose Junction Merchants Association presents the final “First Friday” arts & culture event of the season. The event will feature live music, unique artists & art exhibits, cultural performances, sale...
Special feature for St. John Tradewinds and the St. John Source. Photo courtesy of Save Coral Bay. An article in the Virgin Islands Daily News on May 8 regarding an application by the Yacht Club at Summer’s End to build a marina in Coral Bay momentarily sent pulses racing among those who have followed the proposed project’s roller-coaster history. The headline “Army Corps...
Matthew Mays of St. Croix swam and ran to victory over St. John Olympian Rex Tillius Sunday at Hawksnest Beach. (photos by Judi Shimel) HAWKSNEST BEACH -- It wasn’t long after the staff and volunteers at Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park put up the “Finish” banner when the surf began to churn from the east. Good Hope/Country Day...
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