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Prominent Virgin Islanders Included in Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

When the doors of the National Museum of African-American History & Culture opened at 10 a.m., Sept. 24, in Washington, D.C., the work of two prominent Virgin Islanders will be highlighted in its halls: the first black U.S. Navy bandmaster, Alton Augustus Adams of St. Thomas, and the only known free black silversmith, Peter Bentzon of St. Croix.

Alton A. Adams Sr. to Be Part of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be well represented when President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 24. Virgin Islander Alton A. Adams will be represented.

Tourism Appoints Alani Henneman-Todman as New Director of Communications

Alani Henneman-Todman has been appointed the new Director of Communications for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism (DOT). Formerly manager for media and travel industry relations for St. Thomas and St. John, she will assume her new role immediately.

The Forum Announces New Executive Director

The Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class artists and events to St. Thomas, has announced the selection of Nga M. Engeman as...

UVI Appoints Benjamin Kraft to Serve as Major Gifts Director

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Benjamin F. Kraft as the new director of major gifts. He is charged with garnering gifts and donations of $10,000 or more.

V.I. Entertainers Are Touring Denmark

The Ten Sleepless Knights Production, under the directorship of Eugene Doc Petersen, has taken “A Virgin Islands Cultural Expose` and Extravaganza” on tour to Copenhagen, Denmark.

AARP VI Appoints De Chabert-Schuster to Be State Director

AARP has named Troy A. De Chabert-Schuster – a distinguished member of the community, entrepreneur and educator in the Virgin Islands for more than 17 years – to be the state director for AARP in the V.I., effective Aug. 15.

Esonica Veira, Miss Regal International USVI 2016, to Compete in Antiqua

Pageant veteran Esonica Veira will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the inaugural Miss Regal International, which will be held in Antigua in August, where she will compete against over 50 other delegates from around the world.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Lucien Downes

Lucien Downes is a budding artist who recently moved back to St. Croix to make his mark in the creative arts and to build momentum for his home to become a “hub for the art world.”

On Island Profile: Trotman Takes Transportation Up Another Tier

Perry Trotman was still a newcomer in the taxi and tour business when he received the highest local honor from the tourism industry, the Tommy Star Award, in 2011. Now, he's planning to expand his enterprise and branch into new territory.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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Well deserved! Congratulations! thanks to Mr. Irvin "Brownie" Brown for good memories.

Congratulations!!! So Well Deserved!👏👏🎉🍾👏👏 Very Best Wishes!!

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