On Sunday, Nov. 6, dozens of colorful standup paddle boards lined the Maho Beach, ready for action. Standing in their brightly colored jerseys adorned with the logos of more than a dozen sponsoring local businesses’ logos, 43 competitors lined up, knee-deep in the water.
On two recent public school holidays, the Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) held its second Environmental Justice youth event entitled “Too Much Trash: What Do We Do?” at the Guy H. Benjamin Community Center in Coral Bay. About 25 high school students participated from the Junior ROTC Program at Eudora Kean High School and Gifft Hill School.
The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area sign-up for fiscal year 2017 EQIP funding is now open. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them install and implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land.
Dr. Gilbert A. Sprauve, chairman of the 1733 St. John African Revolution Commemorative Committee, has issued a call for persons interested in attending the annual event, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25.
The Virgin Islands Society of Certified Public Accountants (VISCPA) will present two minority accounting scholarships for $2,000 each to University of the Virgin Islands accounting majors at its 2016 annual membership meeting on Friday, Nov. 4.
The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) in collaboration with others will conduct workshops on basic employment including Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) the Ticket to Work Program, the Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).
Each year, Friends of V.I. National Park hosts a standup paddleboard race called Paddle the Park at Maho Bay early in November. This year marks the 4th annual event and will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6.
For the second consecutive year, AT&T is contributing $28,000 to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) to provide local teacher grants in the 2016-2017 school year for the purpose of promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the territory.
The Nigel O. Hodge Foundation will celebrate its 20th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Fat Turtle in the Yacht Haven Grande courtyard.
The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will host the 13th annual Voices That Count (VTC) policy forum. This year’s theme is “Nothing About Us, Without Us.”