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Remembering U.S. Naval Musician Ogese T. McKay on Memorial Day

U.S. Navy musician Ogese Theophilus McKay always swore that if he ever had children, he would be the best father he could be. His daughter says that’s exactly what he was.

Man Abducted in Downtown Frederiksted

A man was abducted Wednesday from Frederiksted and taken to various ATMs on St. Croix to withdraw money for his captors before he was released with minor injuries, the V.I. Police Department reported.
From left, Delegate Stacey Plaskett, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor, Police Corporal Uston Cornelius, St. Croix Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe, and Sspecial assistant to the Chief of Police Lieutenant Walton Jack, Jr. stand in front of the VIPD’s Mobile Command Unit with the food donated by actress Naturi Naughton. (Image courtesy of Delegate Stacey Plaskett's office)

Delegate, Actor and Restaurant Team Up to Serve Meals to VIPD...

Officers of the V.I. Police Department’s St. Croix District were recently beneficiaries of 100 plates of food, donated by actress Naturi Naughton of “Power.”
Naturi Naughton (Submitted photo)

Crucian-Rooted ‘Power’ Star Naturi Naughton Steps Up for Big Island

Naturi Naughton, a singer-actress who stars on “Power,” a popular TV crime drama, is lending a hand to some 100 families and four local nonprofits on St. Croix, bringing her philanthropy to the big island.
With people keeping at home to avoid the pandemic, those who hanker – for isntance – for dinner from the Crucian restaurant Smoke can call on Island Direct. (Submitted photo)

Island Direct Delivers to STX and the Caribbean

When you’re sitting at home craving a delicious meal, who do you call for a delivery? That was the recurring lament of Tarek Bahou and his wife, Anna, and the answer found them launching a new business.
Jennie Ogden, left, editor of GoToStCroix.com, and Wendy Solomon, owner of the website, in their downtown Christiansted office. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

GoToStCroix Celebrates 20 Years as a Window to the Big Island

GoToStCroix has been promoting the destination of the big island since 1999. This business continues moving folks in the right direction via its website, blog, pocket map and web cam – even in times of social distancing and COVID-19.

All Cruise Lines Hit Pause, Inflicting Blow to USVI Economy

Days after the new coronavirus epidemic led both Princess Cruises and Viking Cruises to halt all cruise operations until May, all other cruise lines have followed suit.
At a news conference where the territory street naming project was discussed, Shayla Solomon introduces Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, SIA Director Chris George and director of Corporations and Trademarks Denise Johannes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Street Naming Moving Forward; Street Signs Coming

Streets in Frederiksted and Charlotte Amalie have been named or renamed, and within the next year and a half it is possible that street signs will pop up throughout the territory, the director of Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach’s Street Addressing Initiative said.
Frandelle Gerard, executive director of CHANT. (Photo by Juliana Berry)

‘Voices of the Streets’ Highlights CHANT’s February Activities

Iyaba Ibo Mandingo will present his dramatized monologue, “Voices of the Streets,” this weekend at the Dorsch Center in downtown Frederiksted, a highlight of February activities for Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism.

Clean Sweep to Plant Seeds for More Local Produce in Frederiksted

On Jan. 21, Clean Sweep Frederiksted will launch the Urban Garden Workforce Development program, a free program that promises to teach participants the fundamentals of urban gardening and farming.

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