Gov. Charles W. Turnbull was one of the honorees as well as the keynote speaker at a ceremony Thursday, honoring long time staff and professors at UVI. Kirk Grybowski captured the event.
"Carnival is coming and the floupes and troupes are busy, busy, busy," writes Kirk Grybowski. "Glitter, glitter everywhere. No glue on the shelves of local merchants. Seamstresses bent over sewing machines. Carpenters nailing up Carnival booths. And the very air crackling with excitement."
On the occassion of the 29th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration, Sen. Adlah "Fonice" Donastorg says everyday should be treated as earth day. Here is the full text of his earth day release.
Professional politicians could take a lesson from the campaign for Student Government Association president and vice president that concluded Wednesday night on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands: Conduct a civil and informative campaign, and the people will come out to vote.
"Since my commitment made March 24, I have raised $350 for Kidscope Inc.," writes artist Doreen Walsh. "In honor of April being National Child Abuse Awareness month, I am extending that commitment through the month." She also invited the governor, lieutenant governor and senators to match and/or double her "meager gift."
It is infuriating, writes Richard Brown, that with the recent rash of rapes and child abuse in our community, there is such a deafening silence from the community -- from its elected leaders, its judges, its clergy, its media, its business and labor leaders, its civic and service organizations and its citizenry.
Despite some disappointments and misunderstandings surrounding the upcoming Sinbad Soul Music Festival, it will still be a boon to the islands, a hotel official said Thursday.
Emergency managers met Wednesday on the airstrip to welcome the lead element of the U.S. Airforce Hurricane Hunters. The modified WC130H Hercules flew in from its home in Biloxi, Miss., via Jamaica. The Hurricane Hunters are on an orientation flight prior to any outbreak of identified hurricane weather.
For three nights diners at Alexander's Cafe in Frenchtown will miss the old familiar photos of Austria. They have been replaced by the unique works of two local artists, who showed their work in St. Thomas for the first time in April. A reception will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22 at Alexander's.
For three more nights two local artists, who showed their work in St. Thomas for the first time in April, will have work hanging for public view. And it will be where they work, too. A reception will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22 at Alexander's Cafe in Frenchtown