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File photo shows Gilbert Sprauve in costume for the annual play held to celebrate Emancipation Day in 2018. (Source file photo)

Pandemic Can’t Stop the Carnival: STJ Celebration Goes Virtual

When fiery orange blossoms burst out on flamboyant trees, it’s time for the St. John July 4th Festival. This year the flowers are out on schedule, but other signs are missing.

Virtual Carnival Netting Tourism Big Media Coverage

Revelers are unable to jump up and play mas during the 68th edition of Carnival Virgin Islands on St. Thomas, but the U.S. Virgin Islands is generating “exceptional” media coverage with its virtual Carnival series.

V.I. Division Of Festivals Launches Virtual Carnival

Carnival on St. Thomas may have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Virgin Islanders can still have fun while maintaining social distancing. The Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals launched “Home Wuk,” a series of online social gatherings designed to create a sense of community, camaraderie and a “virtual” Carnival experience.

$2.7 Million for New “Division of Festivals” Surprises Senators

Senators on Thursday pressed officials of the V.I. Tourism Department about the new Division of Festivals and how to increase flights into the territory at a meeting of the Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture Committee.





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