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Bush Tea Man Victor Hall cures everything from colds to arthritis, with the power of local plants.St. Johnian Victor Hall has held numerous positions throughout his life—from hotel security to gas station attendant—but his most impressive work revolves around curing ailments with local plants. Hall is now known as the “bush tea man,” but there was a time when...
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Robin Mountain, apiculture extension associate at Kentucky State University, works a bee hive in St. Thomas.As part of the Univerity of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) ongoing effort to improve sustainable agriculture in the Virgin Islands, beekeeping offers a unique opportunity for local farmers. A number of diseases that plague stateside bees don’t exist in the V.I., and the year-round...
If you would like to submit your own Letter to the Editor, click here. Teach Your Children WellTradewinds:Our innocence is lost. David Geiger is gone, and the island we live on has morphed from the beauty and grace of a uniquely loving and tolerant community into the worst of our imaginable nightmares. Dave was and will always be...
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The popular Coral Bay bar and restaurant Island Blues was the scene of a shooting on Tuesday night, December 6, while a large crowd was gathered to hear guitarist Max Cabello.A patron at Island Blues Restaurant was shot while sitting at the crowded bar on Tuesday night, December 6, and although V.I. Police Department officials are investigating the incident...
Renell Lettsome, who is accused of the October 29 murder of David Geiger and the attempted murder of his teenage son, pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Thursday, December 8, the same day that his younger brother was arrested for attempted murder. Lettsome, 21, appeared before Superior Court Judge Rhys Hodge and pleaded not guilty to all...
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Work proceeds on the 48 approved Grande Bay condominiums.The road to completion of the Grande Bay Resort has been a bumpy one for developer Bay Isle Associates, LLLP. The company has faced public outcry, a lawsuit and now it faces yet another hurdle – the company’s request to re-zone a 0.28-acre parcel from W-1 to R-4 was vetoed...
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A $10,000 reward sign is posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for arson at Meada's Plaza. Meada's Plaza was set ablaze during the early morning hours of September 2 in the wake of a a reported rape on the island's East End, which many dubbed a hate crime. The tensions resulted...
It is a “very good possibility” that Seaborne Airlines will establish plane service on St. John, but officials say not to expect anything until at least March 2006, according to the airline’s vice president of sales and services. “We lost some new captains to normal attrition and it is always challenging to just find new captains,” said...
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The spirit of Quelbe music was evident on Saturday afternoon, December 3, as musician Olaf “Bronco” Hendricks suddenly joined Koko and the Sunshine Band by blowing across the top of his bottle of water, providing additional sound to the band’s performance. The band was playing as part of the Quelbe Traveling Exhibit and Colloquium, which stopped at the St....
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Nursing Pioneer Myrah Keating SmithMyrah Keating Smith’s name is familiar to St. Johnians who know of the health care clinic named for her in honor of her devotion and care of the community of St. John. Keating-Smith was recently honored again by being inducted into the Virgin Islands Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 3, along with 13...
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