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African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora: Call for Artists Entries ...

LONDON (July 23, 2014) – The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora (AACDD) Bargehouse Festival celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, announces a call for more entries to its Past/Present/Future exhibition and accompanying series of events that... Read More »

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Seaborne Appoints New Director of Business Development and Marketing

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Gary Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne Airlines, announced the appointment of airline industry veteran Hector "Tato" Montanez as the regional carrier's new Director of Marketing and Sales.... 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, Florida June 28 through July 2. This is the first time the team has taken home an overall gold medal, demonstrating they are not only the best at their... 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 »

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Jamaican Fashion Line Patwa Apparel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for 201...

By Caribbean E-Magazine Patwa Apparel is preparing to produce its 2015 fashion line and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help to produce the samples.   According to the CEO of Patwa Apparel LTD, Heneka Watkis-Porter, the campaign aims to raise US$10,500 which... Read More »

Upcoming Events

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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 »

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British Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival

THEME:  60 years of Cultural Display and Appreciation. VI Festival 2014: Our Diamond Jubilee Celebration.  SOLGAN:  60 Years of Celebrations With Cultural Class. VI Festival 2014 – Let's Play Mass A celebration of our... Read More »

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HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR

THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, HOSPITALS, HUMAN SERVICES AND VETERAN'S AFFAIRS HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR Saturday, July 26, 2014 Emancipation Garden Time: 9am to 1pm Screenings will include HIV, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose... Read More »

Artist Introductions
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Interview with Dominican Gospel Singer Canta Krystal

By Caribbean E-Magazine “The whole purpose is not to mix in, or blend in, the whole idea is to revolutionize and expand.” Canta Krystal Wauw……... Read More »

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,... Read More »

Machel Montano

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

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

International Soca Diva Rudy

INTERNATIONAL SOCA DIVA RUDY HIT SINGLE 2014 CARNIVAL

HEAT WAVE – LATEST HIT SINGLE FROM RUDY Toiya Isaac, better known by her stage name Rudy, is the 2013-2014 reigning Virgin Islands Groovy... Read More »

Introducing Tanya Asaki

Tanya Asaki

Coming straight out of Big Ship Recording Studio, Tanya Asaki makes a bold statement with her new song, “I Love You... Read More »

Crime

Police find car still running, man dead in Tutu roadway

By Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – The identity of a man fatally shot at noon Sunday on St. Thomas has not been released by police. Responding to calls to 911, officers were dispatched to... Read More »

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Biggs wants court to amend his sentence

By By JENNY KANE (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – District Judge Curtis Gomez on Thursday cut short an evidentiary hearing called by former... Read More »

Region

Two wounded in yet another St Vincent shooting incident

By Caribbean360 Source: Two wounded in yet another St Vincent shooting... Read More »

Former Dominica national cricketer dies in road ac...

By Caribbean360 Source: Former Dominica national cricketer dies in road... Read More »

Tropical Depression Two stirs up quiet 2014 Atlantic Hu...

By Caribbean360 Source: Tropical Depression Two stirs up quiet 2014 Atlantic Hurricane... Read More »

Commentary: Two countries I love

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Make no mistake about it, the two countries I love most are Canada, my adopted homeland which has done a lot to expand my horizons and improve my quality of... Read More »

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts in Jamaica

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the... Read More »

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Man killed in daytime shooting as he drove along Queen Mary High...

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – The territory tallied its 26th homicide Monday afternoon when an Estate Grove Place man was shot to death on Queen Mary Highway in Lower... Read More »

Customs agents ID man with outstanding warrant at ...

By Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – A 37-year old man trying to board a flight at Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix was arrested Saturday on an... Read More »

Gov. calls for second special session in 2 weeks

By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – Despite a request from the Legislature to push the date back, Gov. John deJongh Jr. is sticking... Read More »

St. Thomas jurist to oversee St. Croix murder trial sta...

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – Jury selection and trial is scheduled to begin today in the V.I. Superior Court case where 26-year... Read More »

WAPA files feed-in tariff petition

By By JENNY KANE (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – The V.I. Water and Power Authority has filed a petition for a feed-in tariff rate to comply with the... 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
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Starfish Market

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

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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 »

Collard Greens The Caribbean Way With Chris De La Rosa

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Chris De La Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com shares his recipe for making collard greens, with Caribbean flavors. This tasty way of cooking vegetarian collard greens... Read More »

World

U.N. launches inquiry into Israeli violations in Gaza

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Wednesday to launch an international inquiry into violations that may have been committed during Israel’s latest... Read More »

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Bank of England boss says UK closer to higher rate...

The Bank of England needs to start hiking record-low interest rates in the coming months, governor Mark Carney indicated on Wednesday, adding that... Read More »

Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near... Read More »

Queen’s horse fails drug test

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A horse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace... Read More »

Ortega calls attack on supporters in Nicaragua a “...

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President Daniel Ortega on Monday slammed as a “massacre” an attack on his political supporters that killed five people and left 28 more hurt.... Read More »

Entertainment

Pilot’s arrest escalates Oahu aerial ads battle

HONOLULU (AP) – A pilot has been arrested for flying an advertising banner over Oahu. Towing advertising banners in the sky has been an escalating issue in recent weeks, with a company... Read More »

Tulsa men’s soccer game against UConn broadc...

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Tulsa men’s October soccer match against UConn will be broadcast live on NSCAATV.com . The National Soccer... Read More »

Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

By slwpvs FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts... Read More »

Imax, Shanghai Film to open 19 screens in China

HONG KONG (AP) – Imax and China’s biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world’s No. 2... Read More »

Guilt-Free Caribbean Chocolate Truffles

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By Caribbean E-Magazine I f channelling your inner Jamie Oliverappeals and you’d like to surprise your guests with a meal that is as... Read More »

Business
U.S. Virgin Islands Gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt

Gubernatorial Candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt Announces Filing of ...

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

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

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

SWISS HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL RECEIVES EXEQUATUR

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By caribbeanriddums@gmail.com (Allison Budree-Paul) Bridgetown,... 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 »

Be Careful What You Call an Older Applicant

By Mary Greenwood Calling an older applicant a derogatory name can be age discrimination and grounds for a complaint or... Read More »

Sports

Report: Pouncey could miss half the season

By James Walker The Miami Dolphins could be without Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey longer than anticipated. Source: Report: Pouncey could miss half the... Read More »

Rights group blasts Giants’ hiring of Tyree

By Mike Mazzeo The Human Rights Campaign blasted the New York Giants’ hiring of David Tyree in a statement Tuesday. Tyree, who was hired as... Read More »

Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love trade push

By Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to... Read More »

Dungy clarifies comments on Rams’ Sam

By ESPN.com news services Tony Dungy clarified remarks he made regarding Michael Sam, saying the openly gay linebacker “absolutely” deserves the... Read More »

Jones’ 2 homers power Orioles past Angels

By Associated Press Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles... 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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Jamaica drought conditions expected to get worse – minister

By Caribbean360 Source: Jamaica drought conditions expected to get worse –... Read More »

Barbados Labour Party to lead anti-tax march Thursday

By Caribbean360 Source: Barbados Labour Party to lead anti-tax march... Read More »

Letter: The fooling floods

Over time, the early populations started to develop special strategies that led to a transformation in the quality of human life. Rather than constantly wandering in search of food, people... Read More »

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Israelis destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza offensive

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli bulldozers demolished more than a dozen tunnels Saturday in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian authorities reported intensified airstrikes and... Read More »

Emirates calls for airlines summit on MH17 ‘outrage’

By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – The head of one of the world’s largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a... Read More »

Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police in Paris

Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in Paris on Saturday as they defied a ban on a planned rally against violence in the Gaza strip. A Reuters photographer said demonstrators in... Read More »

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DeJongh calls for special Senate session to OK Crown Bay dredging

By Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – Gov. John deJongh Jr. issued a statement Friday night calling for a second special session of the 30th Legislature to convene in as many weeks. In... Read More »

N.Y. jury finds 3 St. Croix men guilty of conspiracy to possess c...

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – A District Court jury in the Southern District of New York deliberated for less than three hours on Thursday before returning... Read More »

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Event showcases locally grown produce, locally made products

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – Farmers and vendors across the territory are preparing to put their local products on sale as the Agriculture Department hosts its... 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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Estonia pulls plug on Steven Seagal over praise for Putin

By Jessica Chasmar The Baltic nation of Estonia has yanked an invitation for Steven Seagal to headline at blues festival “Augustibluus,” because of the American action... Read More »

AP-MD–Mid-Atlantic News Digest,ADVISORY, MD

The afternoon/evening supervisor is Kasey Jones. The Washington metropolitan office can be reached at 202-641-9660 and the Baltimore office at 410-837-8315. Expanded AP content, beyond... Read More »

Detroit’s J Dilla included in Smithsonian museum

DETROIT (AP) – A new Smithsonian museum will incorporate music production equipment owned by the late Detroit hip-hop artist James Yancey, known as J Dilla. MLive.com reports... 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 »