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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.
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.
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.
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.