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Tag Archives: USVI

  1. “Rum facing devastating double whammy” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Earnings and employment generated by the rum industry in 14 CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic (collectively CARIFORUM) are under siege and the entire industry could be severely diminished in a few years unless the governments of these countries take swift action. In previous commentaries, I have drawn attention to the devastating effect on CARIFORUM […]

    November 3, 2012Business, EditorialNo comments
  2. Seaborne Airlines to Increase Capacity to the USVI: Salutes the Government Retirement System of the Virgin Islands

    Seaborne Airlines, the regional carrier based in St. Croix, USVI, today announced its capacity plans to and from the US Virgin Islands (USVI) for Spring, 2013 and beyond. Starting in February 2013 Seaborne plans to introduce new equipment to the USVI on select flights – the 34-seat Saab turboprop – to both Cyril E. King […]

    October 30, 2012Political, TravelNo comments
  3. USVI elected as CTO Chair; Commissioner Nicholson-Doty elected unopposed

    The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) has been elected as chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) with Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty’s election at the CTO’s Annual General Meeting. In keeping with the CTO constitution, Deputy Commissioner Chantal Figueroa has been appointed by Commissioner Nicholson-Doty to head the CTO Board of Directors. Five vice […]

    October 13, 2012TravelNo comments
  4. US Virgin Islands’ MMA venue hosts Barbadian Fighter in Major Tournament

    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champion Renaldo Stuart from Barbados’ Lion’s Den training camp will be making his de bout bout at the International MMA in St Thomas USV on 28 July 2012. The young sensation is a product of top local coach Vincent Smith, was able to place his name in the reckoning when he submitted […]

    July 17, 2012Martial ArtsNo comments
  5. Cape Air Spreads its Wings in the Caribbean: Service between St. Croix and Vieques returns 1st July 2012

    Cape Air’s Caribbean presence has expanded with the start of service between St. Croix, USVI and Vieques, Puerto Rico. Cape Air will operate daily service between the destinations. Fares for flights start at $70 USD each way. Originally, the service, which ran from December 11, 2011 through May 7, 2012, was slated to be seasonal […]

    June 29, 2012Business, TravelNo comments
  6. VIPD Assists Nevis Police in Search for Missing Teen

    Two Virgin Islands Police Department K9 officers and their dog returned to St Croix after three days on the Caribbean island of Nevis where they assisted their police in looking for a missing teenager. Although the missing teen was not recovered, St. Croix Chief of Police Christopher Howell said the operation revealed key evidence that […]

    May 28, 2012Crime, TechnologyNo comments
  7. Searches all over Church Ground yield nothing, but case of missing teen will remain open, Nevisian Police assure residents

    Police on Nevis say that although they have made no headway in the disappearance of 17 year-old Dylon Clarke of Church Ground, the case will not be closed and they will continue to work on it indefinitely. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and Head of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Nevis Division […]

    May 25, 2012CrimeNo comments
  8. Bajan Doing Big Things for MMA: Renaldo Stuart, Barbados Representative in St Thomas USVI

    Bajan Doing Big Things; Congratulations! A Star in the French Arena

    March 16, 2012Martial Arts, Photo GalleryNo comments

    For the second year, in the English-speaking Caribbean, over 35 exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, original limited edition prints and new media exploring the cultural traditions of the Caribbean will be exhibited at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, located at Two Mile Hill, St Michael. The Caribbean Fine Art (“CaFA”) Fair opens Wednesday, March […]

    December 9, 2011Culture, Painting, ReviewNo comments
  10. Highlights of the 2011 Virgin Islands Fashion Week in St.Thomas USVI

    SOME OF THE DESIGNERS THIS YEAR… • Marcia Lindey – DeSantos Guyana • Cooyah Ja/Miami • Judith Rawlins “Brown Sugar Designs” St.Kitts • Sonia Noel “Mariska’s Design” Guyana • Osun Design Queens New York • Kozby World Nigeria • Queen Esther “Kuumba Designs” St. Lucia • Donnette Brotherson “Donj’ Moda House” Guyana • John Ashford […]

    November 1, 2011Cinema, Culture, Events, Fashion, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Caribbean Media Exchange Gears Up For 10 Year-Anniversary Talks In St. Thomas

    Movers and shakers of the media, tourism, government and civil society are preparing to examine the linkages between effective communication and wealth creation in the region’s most important industry. Leading regional and international journalists and editors will interact with business leaders, hospitality officials, development specialists, youth delegates and government representatives for the 10-year anniversary of […]

    October 23, 2011Featured, TravelNo comments
  12. The Caribbean Writer – Volume 26 Call for Submissions: Deadline, November 2011

    The Caribbean Writer is an international, referred, literary journal with a Caribbean focus. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central in the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. Submit poems, short stories, personal essays, and one-act plays. Maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3500 words […]

    October 16, 2011BooksNo comments
  13. The Caribbean Writer publishes its milestone 25th Anniversary issue dedicated to Haiti/Ayiti.

    The Caribbean Writer is going places, and Volume 25 will take readers to Haiti, originally known as Ayiti, land of high mountains. Opal Palmer Adisa, the editor, decided to focus this special, silver anniversary issue on Haiti for two reasons: first, to pay homage to their survival of the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country […]

    July 30, 2011Featured, Nature, NewsNo comments
  14. Puerto Rico Invites Caribbean Neighbors to Talk Electrical Interconnection International Conference Discusses the Caribbean Grid May 5th-7th, Turabo University

    The environmental and economic viability of connecting several Caribbean power systems is the subject of the conference Electrical Interconnection of the Caribbean. The Conference will take place on May 5th-7th at Turabo University in Gurabo, with guests from all over the Basin as well as speakers from other continents who will share their interconnection success […]

    April 8, 2011Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  15. Lovers Rock Legend Beres Hammond Will Headline Peace Concert on St. Croix

    Shawn Baptiste, CEO of CIGA Promotions, announced today that lovers rock legend, Beres Hammond will headline the “How Can We Ease the Pain Peace Concert” slated for October 23, 2010 at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Hammond, a staple on the international music scene for more than 30 years, […]

    August 5, 2010Music1 comment

    The sound of a bass guitar echoes across the crowd and a Rasta man stands in front of a mic belting out wails of adversity, struggle, liberation and triumph. It could be any Reggae band but its 1974 and the world is about to hear the infectious sound of Bob Marley and The Wailers. Reggae […]

    July 3, 2010MusicNo comments