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That was Governor Mapp’s message for the annual AgriFest on St. Croix, held February 18-20. “As one of many in our territory who grew up on a family farm, it pains me to see the millions of dollars that leave our islands each year to pay for food that could be produced here in the territory, often with better...
Above: Eighth grade students control the WTJX TV-Channel 12 cameras on the Winston B. Wells ball field. All photos courtesy of Perdita Stapleton. WTJX TV-Channel 12 visited the Julius E .Sprauve School (JESS) on February 14th with a mission. It’s continued goal is to introduce students of the Virgin Islands to the Communications field. They have been visiting schools all over...
ST. THOMAS -- Officials at the Election Systems of the Virgin Islands say fourteen candidates applied for ballot spots Friday for a special election scheduled for April 8. The election is being held to fill a vacant seat in the 32nd Legislature. Eight Democrats, four No Party, one Republican and one member of the Independent Citizens Movement filed petitions...
On Friday, March 3rd, discover, dine, and dance the night away as Mongoose Junction continues its “First Friday” of each month series in Cruz Bay, St. John. Dance to live music and enjoy a wide range of locally made art at the premiere shopping and dining destination in the Virgin Islands. Fueled by creativity, diverse culinary experiences, art and music,...
On Wednesday last week, Public Services Commission Chairman Andy Rutnik (pictured above) chaired a four hour marathon special meeting with two agenda items, both pertaining to the Water and Power Authority.  ST. THOMAS -- Regulators with the Public Services Commission admitted at a recent special meeting they don’t like the results of their latest conflict with the Water and Power...
Above: Team River Runner member Travis Strong approaches the 8 Tuff Miles finish line in Coral Bay. Strong is the first hand cyclist to attempt and complete the race. To Strong's left is Kate Farrington and behind him is Eric Guzman, Team River Runner members. Photo courtesy of Amy Larson. ST. JOHN  -- Close to twelve hundred athletes took on the hills...
Above: Caribbean Dancers perform for the crowd at the 17th Anniversary St. John Arts Festival. Photo by Perdita Stapleton. by Frank Langley This year’s Festival was an outstanding success, starting with Children’s Day on Saturday, with a truly unique and lively 12-piece steel pan band concert, the Love City Pan Dragons, under the direction of Elaine Sprauve, and, in particular, some...
Above: Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett chats with a constituent at a town meeting held Feb. 22 in Cruz Bay. Photo courtesy of Judi Shimel. A few weeks into the start of the 115th Congress, the Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress did what many of her counterparts in the House of Representatives were doing. Stacey Plaskett came back home and...
Third installment of the Tradewinds' “Young Authors” series. Interested in being featured as the next young author, please email stjohntradewinds@gmail.com. By Scout Age: 14 I woke up in a beautiful garden. There were twisting trees with moss growing on them, millions of flowers that looked as if they all had been set according to color, and large stones with glistening crystals growing...
Okay, I’ll admit, this article is not about sustainable energy. But it is about sustainable living. Not in the carbon footprint sense but as in wellness of health sustainable living ! As most of us know, if you do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, and you do not have health insurance through an employer, there are almost no health...
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