Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor of medicine at Yale University, is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 national Herbert W. Nickens Award for her career work.
The Virgin Islands Department of Education honored its 2017 VI State Teacher of the Year, Dinah Browne, a St. Croix Central High School English teacher, at a special ceremony held Friday, Jan. 27, at Government House on St. Croix.
Richard Doumeng, managing director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, will be honored with the Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association's (USVI-HTA) Award of Excellence at the annual Tommy Star Awards Gala. This major black tie event will take place on Nov. 5 at the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort.
When the doors of the National Museum of African-American History & Culture opened at 10 a.m., Sept. 24, in Washington, D.C., the work of two prominent Virgin Islanders will be highlighted in its halls: the first black U.S. Navy bandmaster, Alton Augustus Adams of St. Thomas, and the only known free black silversmith, Peter Bentzon of St. Croix.
The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 24. Virgin Islander Alton A. Adams will be represented.
Alani Henneman-Todman has been appointed the new Director of Communications for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism (DOT). Formerly manager for media and travel industry relations for St. Thomas and St. John, she will assume her new role immediately.
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Benjamin F. Kraft as the new director of major gifts. He is charged with garnering gifts and donations of $10,000 or more.
The Ten Sleepless Knights Production, under the directorship of Eugene Doc Petersen, has taken “A Virgin Islands Cultural Expose` and Extravaganza” on tour to Copenhagen, Denmark.
AARP has named Troy A. De Chabert-Schuster – a distinguished member of the community, entrepreneur and educator in the Virgin Islands for more than 17 years – to be the state director for AARP in the V.I., effective Aug. 15.
Pageant veteran Esonica Veira will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the inaugural Miss Regal International, which will be held in Antigua in August, where she will compete against over 50 other delegates from around the world.