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Bajo El Sol to Host Tami Navarro Signing Newly Published Book Followed by Discussion, Q&A

“Virgin Capital: Race, Gender, and Financialization in the U.S. Virgin Islands" examines the cultural impact and historical significance of the Economic Development Commission in the USVI.

Miss UVI Reigns Supreme at National College Queens Competition

University of the Virgin Islands student ambassador Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming was crowned Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame 2021-2022 on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Atlanta, Ga.

UVI Communication Student Recognized at White House Press Briefing

George Francis joined other student journalists from 21 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a virtual White House briefing.

CAHS Senior Meah Moss Attends National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing

At the conference on nursing, Moss engaged herself in a nine-day curriculum-based leadership development program, which focused on being able to develop the skills necessary to provide high-quality patient‐centered health care.

Akyra Joseph Wins Bronze Medal at AAU Junior Olympics in Texas

Joseph finished 4th with a personal record for her multi-event score of 2490 earning her a Bronze Medal and All-American honors.

V.I. Student Awarded Aviation Scholarship to Train at RedTail Flight Academy

Anthony Gilbert, VI Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (VICTAI) member, was provided with an offer to join the RedTail Flight Academy inaugural class to begin on Sept. 8. The scholarship is worth $115,000.

USVI Democratic Party Elects Cecil R. Benjamin as Chairman

Benjamin said, “This is about fairness, economic development and community progress. We must change the way our party relates to the community.”

Highway Renamed at Ceremony to Honor Judy M. Gomez Esq.

The Judy M. Gomez Highway, formerly named the Charles Harwood Highway, is located in the Contant area on St. Thomas. The former educator, legislator and attorney gave a compelling and heartfelt speech,.

Archer D’Amour Ranks 4th in the World, Will Represent the USVI in Tokyo

Nicholas D’Amour will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, this month, competing in the men’s recurve archery individual competition.

Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund Announces Winners for 2021

The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund has announced that Jada Jarvis and Lila Uzzell are the two winners of their grants for 2021. They will each receive $2,500 to further their goals for higher education.

VI Children’s Museum Highlights ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ Videos Online

Virgin Islanders all over the world can watch the Cultural Ambassador videos on the museum's YouTube Channel or Facebook.

D’Amour Wins Silver Medal at Grand Prix of Spain

He has been training with the Spanish Olympic Archery Team and received an invitation from the Royal Spanish Archery Federation (RFETA) to participate in the Grand Prix of Spain this weekend in Madrid, Spain.

Virgin Islander Is One of the Tennis Channel’s Top 10 Coaches in America

The first round of voting occurred from March 29 to April 11. The final round of voting occurred from April 19 through May 2. The results will not be known until May 11.

VING CWO 4 Mervin Mills Honored With 2020 Visionary Voice Award

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center honored Virgin Islands National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills with the 2020 Visionary Voice Award, April 30.

Jackeima Flemming Wins Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2021-2022 Title

Jackeima Flemming was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands at the 41st Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Virtual Competition held on Saturday, April 24.

V.I. Track and Field Youth Olympian David Walter Dies at 28

Walter competed in the first ever Youth Olympic Games that were held in 2010 in Singapore, running in the 400 meters.

Nicholas D’Amour Wins Silver Medal at European Grand Prix in Turkey

Nicholas D’Amour took home a silver medal. He competed in the men’s Olympic Recurve Division along with 107 other athletes in his division.

Tennis Channel Names John A. Richards III One of America’s Top Coaches

A national honor has been bestowed to a Virgin Islander by the Tennis Channel, which chose John A. Richards III as one of the 50 best tennis coaches in America.

Tiphanie Yanique’s New Novel Is ‘Monster in the Middle’

Tiphanie Yanique’s new novel, “Monster in the Middle,” takes the reader on a generational love journey that spans some of America’s most perilous moments.

Virgin Islands Medical Society Honors Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar

The Virgin Islands Medical Society has honored Tai Hunte-Caesar M.D. with its Physician Recognition Award for her leadership and commitment as a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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