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“USVI Ambassadors With Netfa Romain” To Premiere Tonight on WMNS CBSTV2

 

Netfa Romain, right in photo, interviewing Rashawn Ross (trumpet player) of the Dave Matthews Bandfor an upcoming episode of “USVI Ambassadors with Netfa Romain.”

ST. THOMAS—Award winning multimedia journalist, director and producer Netfa Romain has embarked on a journey to explore the talents and success of people from the United States Virgin Islands. USVI Ambassadors with Netfa Romain — is set to premiere on CBSTV2 on Saturday, July 19, and will be hosted by multimedia journalist Netfa Romain for an eight-week run.

An influential voice in U.S. Virgin Islands journalism, Netfa Romain has teamed up with the USVI Department of Tourism to tell stories of U.S. Virgin Islanders who are true ambassadors to the territory. Romain sits down for in-depth interviews with key players from the worlds of business, entertainment, art, and sports who all call the U.S. Virgin Islands home.

“It is my hope that these stories will inspire the young and the young at heart in the territory. All of our interviews are insightful and will show how nice our talented people truly are.” Romain said “This is a passion project that has been in the works for nearly three years, starting first as a small idea to it now becoming a reality. It’s been a great journey telling the stories of our ambassadors.”

The show will also highlight the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Ambassador Program that recognizes and empowers U.S. Virgin Islanders who passionately promote the culture, music, cuisine, natural beauty and hospitality of their island home.

“We started our Tourism Ambassadors program a few years ago to not only connect with Virgin Islanders abroad but also to enlist their support in promoting the Territory,” said Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson Doty. “We are keen to air these vignettes to a larger audience as we showcase the best and brightest of our islands. I am continuously awed and inspired by the things Virgin Islanders are doing and by the pride they have for their home.”

Netfa Romain went on to say “Bringing this project to CBSTV2 is a great homecoming, as I called this station home for 12 years. It is extremely exciting and rewarding. I want to thank Grace Rivera (General Manager at CBSTV2), the management/staff of CBSTV2, and Innovative for this tremendous opportunity. I also want to thank my sponsor the USVI Departement of Toursim for teaming up with me to tell the stories of my fellow U.S. Virgin Islanders who are doing big things abroad and at home.”

USVI Ambassadors with Netfa Romain premieres on Saturday July 19th at 730pm only on CBSTV2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY4N6pFm2lQ&list=UUR96oj6DCakBeuq7tuaaAmw. To learn more about the Ambassador Program log on to www.usviambassadors.com