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USVI Folklore To Be Livestreamed at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for Five Weeks

If you and your family are looking for some more enriching activities during this pandemic, five V.I. storytellers will be livestreaming V.I. folklore on Tuesday nights for five weeks, starting Tuesday, May 5.
Westerman heads to Buck Island Reef National Monument on a perfect Caribbean day. (Photo submitted by Llewellyn Westerman)

Llewellyn Westerman Will Come Back Singing and Sailing

Skilled sailor and former Calypso King Llewellyn Westerman will take the helm of his Mongoose 37 trimaran once again. That’s a promise.
Visitors peruse the goods at the 2019 St. John Festival Food Fair. (Source photo by Raven Phillips)

STJ Food Fair Serves Culture, Honors Committee

The 2019 St. John Festival Food Fair attracted residents and visitors to Cruz Bay Sunday for the wide selection of local dishes and crafts on sale. Guests stepping off the ferry were immediately greeted with the smell of fresh fruit and Caribbean cooking, the sounds of music and revelry, and the Love City hospitality and culture.
Newly crowned 2019 Junior Miss St. John Festival Tamyra Bartlette and 2019 Miss St. John Festival Queen Lenisha Richards.

Lenisha Richards Crowned STJ Festival Queen

Lenisha Richards, 18, was crowned the 2019 Miss St. John Festival Queen. Tamyra Bartlette, 13, was crowned Junior Miss St. John Festival and, as the only contenders for their titles, Lemuel Liburd III and Elizabeth Farrell were crowned the 2019 St. John Festival Prince and Princess.
The Viya telephone directory featuring Asta Williams on the cover. (Photo by Chalana Brown)

Asta Williams: Storyteller, Masquerader, STX Culture Bearer

Asta Williams is a St. Croix treasure known for many decades as a master storyteller, masquerader director, dancer and culture bearer. And now she is on the cover of the Viya V.I. phone book. Williams lives her culture all the time.
Alwyn 'Big Al' Baptiste (Contributed photo)

Senators Sing Praise for Four Virgin Island Culture Bearers

The Senate's Culture, Historic Preservation and Agriculture Committee on Friday had senators and testifiers singing. Most V.I. Senate hearings plod along with debates and conflicts, but Friday as senators recognized two island musicians, an educator, and a religious leader, everything was harmony and praise.

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