76.5 F
Cruz Bay
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Thu February 21, 2019 12:44 AM
From left, Glenn Parris on guitar, Mario Thomas on bass, drummer Ipa Williams, Blakness and Ozzie Bowen on keyboard perform at the 48th annual Agriculture Fair.

Reggae Jazz Singer ‘Blakness’ Comes Home to Perform at Ag Fair

Emogen “Blakness” Creese is the singer fairgoers were listening to on Sunday and Monday afternoons under the big tent at the 48th annual Agriculture Fair. Creese has been singing from age 3 and professionally since she was 12 years old. 'Like so many black singers, I got my start in the church,' she said.
The USVI men's basketball team, which will host Brazil on Thursday and Chile on Saturday at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas. (Submitted photo)

Men’s Basketball Hosts Pair of International Squads

Two top international basketball teams will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands this week to face off against the Virgin Islands Men’s Basketball team in games that will help determine qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup.
Concept drawing of proposed hotel at Yacht Haven Grande presented to the V.I. Legislature in 2018. (V.I. Legislature image)

Analysis: Another Way to Finance Yacht Haven Hotel?

There is reason to think a hotel would be good for the Yacht Haven Grande area. And if it really is a viable project, lenders should be up for lending $10 million secured by the hotel's future tax revenues. Plus, changes made to the Tax Increment Financing law last year make it easier for a developer to use the program.
Antonino Cucchiara shows a general idea of what the UVI satellite he intends to launch will look like. (sap photo)

K-12 to UVI to the Stars and Beyond

Antonino Cucchiara and David Morris would be happy to be able to guide and transport students from their desks at the territory’s elementary, middle and high schools to the physics program at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Carnival Glory will dock in Frederiksted Tuesday. (Photo provided by Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Returns to St. Croix Tuesday

Carnival, the world's largest cruise company, will return to St. Croix Tuesday when Carnival Glory docks at Frederiksted, and that's a "huge deal" for the island, according to Tourism Commissioner designee Joseph Boschulte.
Richard Hughes of FEMA listens as Julien Henley talks about accessibility during the Magens Bay Authority board meeting.

Magens Bay Intends to Utilize Free Help to ‘Ramp Up’ the Park

For those fortunate enough to not be disabled, going to the beach is idiomatically a walk in the park. Not so for Virgin Islands resident Julien Henley, who has been wheelchair-dependent for the last 10 years. Watching Henley get from his car to the Magens Bay Authority Board meeting in shed four on Friday illuminated the challenge of such a simple activity.
USVI Weather Forecast

FEATURED REAL ESTATE

  Brokered by   Holiday Homes of St. John  
  • Status:Expired
  • Type:Residential
  • Beds:5
  • Baths:5
  • MLS#:18-40
  • Year Built:1996
  • Square Footage:10,300
  • Lot Acres:.659 acre

STORY SERIES - BUDGET CRISIS

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

STAY CONNECTED

4,671FansLike
3,137FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Load more

Connect with us!