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UNOFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

PUBLIC NOTICE/MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2014   FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:       Caroline F. Fawkes                            ... Read More »

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70,000 YEAR-OLD AFRICAN SETTLEMENT UNEARTHED

Article created on Sunday, July 20, 2014 During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznań, have discovered the remains of a settlement estimated to 70,000 years old. This find, according to the... Read More »

Politics

Caribbean Elections Will Be Won Or Lost With Social Media, Says Media Strat...

MONTSERRAT/UK (July 7, 2014) -  Two digital media strategists believe that how Caribbean political parties use social media in the coming years will impact their chances at the polls come Election Day. Nerissa Golden of Goldenmedia and Ursula Barzey of Moxee... Read More »

Upcoming Events

1

Worship In Paradise” William McDowell” I Give Myself Away Tour

Saturday September 6, 2014, 7:00PM until,,at the BCB Auditorium, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Hosted by Pastor George Phillips, featuring the St. Thomas/St. John Seventh Day Choir, St. Thomas Assembly Praise Dancers, Psalmist Kishma Raymo and Salvation... Read More »

2

VI IDOL Finale

8th Virgin Islands Idol Finale. The Virgin Islands Biggest Music Competition. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00PM at the the Reichhold Center for the Arts. JUDGES:  Marvin McIntrye (ATL) – Grammy Winning Artist Developer, Sha Money XL (NYC)... Read More »

3

J. Anthony Brown & Company

Comedy show with J. Anthony Brown &... Read More »

4

2014-2015 Season at the St.Thomas/St.John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hou...

You are cordially invited! Reichhold Center for the Arts BUSINESS AFTER HOURS RECEPTION Join us as we launch our 2014-2015 Season at the St.Thomas/St.John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours... Read More »

Artist Introductions
Keimo Therapy

Who’s Keimo and What’s Keimo Therapy?

Keimo Therapy, a multi-versed/ multi-talented producer, songwriter, artist and entrepreneur, has a unique and very distinguishing style of music, which he calls Southern Caribbean. Keimo is... Read More »

Machel Montano & Peter Ottley, Interview after St. John Festival Performance (July 2014)

Machel Montano

July 7, 2014 – Caribbean Cuttie: The King of Soca Machel Montano is seen here  being interviewed by our very own Peter Ottley.... Read More »

Crime
Region

Commentary: Sell or lease St Lucia’s Vigie airport? You jok...

The website centreforaviation.com carried this headline: Brazil To Build More Than 800 New Airports. The short article states that the Brazilian government considers that “Air connectivity is... Read More »

Nevis Race Week to feature three world class sport...

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — September 19 is celebrated as Independence Day on Nevis and, at that time, sports enthusiasts are expected to descend on... Read More »

Virgin Atlantic appoints Andre Bello new Caribbean head

By Caribbean360 Source: Virgin Atlantic appoints Andre Bello new Caribbean... Read More »

Tropical wave approaching Caribbean has potential to de...

By Caribbean360 Source: Tropical wave approaching Caribbean has potential to... Read More »

Former West Indies cricketer charged with incest grante...

By Caribbean360 Source: Former West Indies cricketer charged with incest granted... Read More »

Local

St. Croix man charged with attempted murder after woman says he c...

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – A 34-year-old man remains jailed on attempted murdered and related charges after police said he choked a woman almost to death during the... Read More »

St. Croix teen hurt in shooting Saturday

By Daily News Staff) Police on St. Croix are investigating an incident Saturday in which a 19-year-old man was shot in his arm in the Paradise... Read More »

New property valuations to appear on forthcoming bills

By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – After 14 years of legal battles, legislative fights and delays, V.I. property owners will soon be... Read More »

Obama: Citizenship not a fundamental right for Virgin I...

By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – In a legal brief filed last week, the Obama administration took the position that citizenship is... Read More »

Judge suppresses key evidence in 2012 St. Croix murder ...

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – Chief District Judge Wilma Lewis has issued an order granting in part a motion seeking to suppress... Read More »

Restaurants
Victors New Hideout. This photo of Victor's New Hideout is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Victors New Hideout

Restaurant and Catering Services Visit Victor's New Hideout for authentic Caribbean and American foods. Try the Lobster Montserrat, chunks of lobster served in a creamy sauce. Carnivores... Read More »

Ocean 362 Restaurant

Ocean 362 Restaurant

Gallows Point Resort St. John opened Ocean 362 Restaurant in November 2013 with acclaimed Chef Ramesh Pillai. The restaurant brings contemporary... Read More »

Spoken Word Poetry
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Passed Away Quietly in Her Home

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family: Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST, May 28, 2014. Her family is extremely grateful that her... Read More »

Addie P. Abbott

THE MOVEMENT – A Spoken Word Poetry Film

Shot March – April 2013, "The Movement" is a short documentary about spoken word poetry, as an underground culture. The... Read More »

Spoken Word Poetry THE MALE EGO

Video Directed by Kareem Edouard, WGH Films. The second piece in Urbintel's series of live "poetical explorations". Featuring Akil Dasan,... Read More »

CNN Profile on MK Asante – Part 1

MK Asante

MK Asante is a bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and professor who CNN calls “a master storyteller and major... Read More »

Fashion & Beauty
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Hottest Makeup Trends for 2014

By Ezra Rogers 2013 revolved around having a bold, daring lip color. There were red lips, ombre lips, deep ruby lips and it's not surprising if you even saw black lips now and again.... Read More »

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Dream Guidance: How to Remember More of Your Dream...

"If you could remember and understand more of your nightly dreams, you would be more likely to avoid a bad marriage choice, recognize when... Read More »

Island Style
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Low-Calorie Sweetener Facts

What are low calorie sweeteners? Are they safe to use? Today’s nutrition tip concludes the diabetes awareness series with this confusing topic. According to the American Diabetes... Read More »

2014 USVI Culinary Team - From Left USVI Hotel and Tourism Association President Lisa Hamilton, Chef Taj Siwatu, Chef Ron Duprat, Junior Chef Danika Joseph, Chef Gary Klinefelter, Chef George S...

USVI Culinary Team Brings Home Gold

Congratulations to the USVI Culinary Team which took gold overall in the 2014 Taste of the Caribbean competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami,... Read More »

Starfish Market

Starfish Market St. John

Starfish Market is St. John’s largest grocery supermarket. They carry thousands of food items including a full deli and meat department, fresh produce... Read More »

Plaza Extra

Plaza Extra St. Croix

Largest supermarket on St. Thomas. Wide selection of products and services. Bakery & Pizza Pharmacy Fresh! Gift... Read More »

Plaza Extra

Plaza Extra St. Croix

Largest supermarket on St. Croix. Wide selection of products and services. Bakery & Pizza Pharmacy Fresh! Gift... Read More »

World
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Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia’s capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their... Read More »

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Thousands of armed rebels flood Yemen capital

Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the... Read More »

China’s latest bus fire kills 1, injures 19

BEIJING (AP) — China’s state media say a public bus in an eastern city has caught fire, killing one person and injuring 19. Source: China’s... Read More »

Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT

TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp isn’t exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he’s big... Read More »

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

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CHICAGO (AP) — Police reports point to a troubled relationship between a suburban Chicago woman and the daughter accused in her killing on the Indonesian... Read More »

Entertainment

US officials: Video shows American’s beheading

By LARA JAKES and BRADLEY KLAPPER WASHINGTON (AP) – A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the... Read More »

Agent: Cunningham plans to sue accuser

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The agent for free-agent forward Dante Cunningham says his client plans to file a civil lawsuit... Read More »

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

By RALPH D. RUSSO BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league’s new 13-year media rights... Read More »

Jackie Chan’s son detained in Beijing drug bust

BEIJING (AP) – Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan’s actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest... Read More »

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson set for DC Comics...

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between... Read More »

Business
Shawn-Michael Malone

Congressional Candidate Malone Releases Tax Returns

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS – Congressional Candidate Shawn-Michael Malone released his tax returns to the media Friday and said all those seeking a seat in the United States... Read More »

Seaborne

Seaborne Appoints New Director of Business Develop...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Gary Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne Airlines,... Read More »

Gubernatorial Candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt Announces ...

U.S. Virgin Islands Gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DEANNA BLYDEN July 9, 2014 (340) 776-7772  St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – Today, U.S. Virgin Islands... Read More »

Malone Campaign Files Complaint with FEC and the Justic...

Shawn-Michael Malone

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS – The Malone for Congress Campaign has filed an official complaint with the Federal Election Commission and the United... Read More »

Financial

Personal Financial Matters

The Focus VI Financial Section is Coming Soon! Financial news and personal financial advice on retirement planning, college saving, taxes, mortgages,... Read More »

Sports

Former Titan Shaw announces ALS diagnosis

By Paul Kuharsky Former Tennessee Titans linebacker and special teamer Tim Shaw revealed Tuesday in a video on the team’s website that he has ALS. Source: Former Titan Shaw announces ALS... Read More »

Cowboys rise 36 percent to $3.2B, top Forbes list

By ESPN.com The Dallas Cowboys haven’t made the playoffs since 2009, yet somehow Jerry Jones’ team has once again risen in value... Read More »

Selig reiterates Athletics need new ballpark

By Associated Press Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him... Read More »

Alvarez joins UFC after vacating Bellator belt

By Brett Okamoto Lightweight mixed martial artist Eddie Alvarez is joining the UFC. Source: Alvarez joins UFC after vacating Bellator... Read More »

Sources: Moore, Bertuzzi settle out of court

By Katie Strang Former NHL player Steve Moore’s long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks apparently has ended with the... Read More »

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    Awareness among women about their No. 1 killer is increasing. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, a fact that just a few years ago, most women did not know.... Read More »

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    Good News with Alex Randall

    On Air at the Top of the News Tuesday, June 17, 2014  Good Morning Virgin Islands. This is Alex Randall and I have good news on WSTA 1340 AM Radio, brought to you... Read More »

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Aruba opposition boycotts tripartite parliamentary meeting

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — A tripartite meeting of the parliaments of Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten was due to start on Monday in St Maarten but was not likely to count on the... Read More »

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Commentary: Ten-Point Reparations Plan: Not so flawed

On August 5, 2014, I-Witness News presented an opinion piece entitled Ten-Point Reparations Plan Seriously Flawed, by Michael Dingwall. I found his thoughts very interesting but also not... Read More »

Canada updates travel warning on Chikungunya virus in the Caribbe...

By Caribbean360 Source: Canada updates travel warning on Chikungunya virus in the... Read More »

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HOVENSA sales process deadline passes as both parties agree to 15-day extension

By By JOY BLACKBURN (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – The end of the sales process period for the HOVENSA refinery – the date that is laid out in an agreement between the V.I.... Read More »

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Waste Management tells Senate that government refuses to release ...

By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – V.I. Waste Management Authority officials told senators Thursday that the central government is refusing to release $6.8 million... Read More »

PFA approves lease for new dive shop at King’s Alley Hotel

By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – The space in the front of King’s Alley Hotel, which always was intended to be a restaurant, soon will become a dive... Read More »

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Bayern gets German Cup defense off to good start

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich opened its German Cup defense with a 4-1 win at third-division side Preussen Muenster on Sunday. Source: Bayern gets German Cup defense off to good... Read More »

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S Williams, Federer advance to Cincinnati finals

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams came back to advance to the Western & Southern Open final Saturday as Roger Federer moved into position for his sixth title in the... Read More »

Liberia opens 2nd Ebola center in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, while two... Read More »

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Chocolates & Health

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Which chocolate is healthier, milk chocolate or dark chocolate? If your answer is dark chocolate, then you are correct. During processing,... Read More »

Does Good Cholesterol Really Exist?

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R HDL > Good LDL > Bad Is there such a thing as good cholesterol and bad cholesterol? Does Good Cholesterol Really... Read More »

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Inner Balance Colon & Hydrotherapy Center

Greetings and Happy Summer! Summer is a time for relaxation, vacation and travel for most. Hope everyone is enjoying this fun time of the year and drinking lots of... Read More »

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Relationships: Why Do Some People Attract People Who Can’t Love Them?

While some people will only know what it feels like to be with someone who can love them, there are going to be other people who only know what it feels like to be with someone who... Read More »

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ECLAC Predicts Latin America and the Caribbean will Grow by 2.7% ...

Latin American and Caribbean countries will grow an average of 2.7% in 2014 due to limited dynamism of the region's principal economies, according to new projections from... Read More »

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OPEN LETTER: Human and land rights violation against the Garifuna...

To: Honorable Janice Schakowsky and Members of Congress The Garifuna Nation, which is comprised of about thirty Garifuna organizations from the countries of “Yurumein”... Read More »

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Soul in the Sun comes to Montego Bay

By Headline Entertainment The quintessential tourist destination in the Caribbean is now home to another huge music festival. Come October, Montego Bay will play host to another such... Read More »

Jamaica prime minister speaks out on controversial death of priso...

By Caribbean360 Source: Jamaica prime minister speaks out on controversial death of... Read More »

Review: R&B singer Tank unbalanced on ‘Stronger’

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Tank, “Stronger” (Atlantic Records) Tank made a mark in R&B over the years for earnestly pouring his heart out on ballads such as “Maybe I... Read More »

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Sejah Farm

Sejah Farm was established in 1998, and is owned and operated by Dale and Yvette Browne. They are founders of the Virgin Islands Farmers Cooperative, Inc., which was organized for the... Read More »

Ridge to Reef Farm, St. Croix

Ridge to Reef Farm

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA ) program is an innovative per-season weekly buy-in share system, in which consumers receive a box of organic produce each week during each 12... Read More »

RA’s Sonrise & Daughter Stand Farm, St. Croix

RA’s Sonrise & Daughter Stand Farm

Location: Corner of Rte 72 & Rte 69 (by Annaly Farm) Farm Stand Hours: Telephone: (340) 332-0039 Produce can also be purchased... Read More »

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Music icon James “Jamesie” Brewster Dies

We are said to announce the passing of Quelbe music icon James “Jamesie” Brewster. Brewster has performed throughout the region and the world – making multiple... Read More »

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Alberto Bruno-Vega, Former WAPA Executive Dies

June 19, 2014 – With sadness, we report the passing of Alberto Bruno-Vega , who is the executive director of the water and power authority from 1989 to 1995 and again from 2002... Read More »

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Ruby Dee, Actress and Civil Rights Activist Dies at 91

National Public Radio Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age... Read More »

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Barbecue and Food Safety

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) estimates that each year outside cooking grills cause more than 6,000 fires, over five fatalities, more than 170 injuries, and $35 million in property... Read More »