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"Listen to Headlines in Focus" with Judi Shimel of CT News. Weekend news brought to you by Focusvi.com, WSTA Radio 1340 AM - Lucky 13, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Headlines in Focus – October 4, 2014 Posted: October 4,... Read More »

President Obama: What You Need to Know About Ebola

President Obama: What You Need to Know About Ebola

"I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government. We are going to be able to manage this particular situation, but we have to look... Read More »

Decision 2014

Join us in St. Thomas on October 14th and 15th for The Decision 2014 Candid...

Click here for live video: http://focusvi.com/?page_id=805. Join us in St. Thomas on October 14th and 15th for The Decision 2014 Candidates Forum, with questions, discussions and opinions from USVI Senatorial Candidates, Candidates for Delegate to Congress,... Read More »

Upcoming Events


Dzul Dance: Mexico Maya – 03/21/2015 @ 7:00 pm

Dzul Dance fuses contemporary dance with aerial arts, contortion and acrobatics as a means to communicate indigenous pre- Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture. Reviewers describe the company as: “acrobatic wizardry,” “remarkable elasticity,”... Read More »


Spencer’s Theater of Illusion – 03/07/2015 @ 7:00 pm – 03/08/2015 @ ...

For over a decade Spencer’s Theater of Illusion has been mesmerizing and mystifying audiences with mind-bending illusions. An amazing stage presence and unbelievable tricks have propelled Spencer to become one of the premiere illusionists, ranked among some of... Read More »


Kirk Franklin: A Gospel Explosion – 02/07/2015 @ 8:00 pm

An American gospel musician, choir director, and author who for the past 2 decades has bridged the gap between gospel and other musical genres. With nine Grammy Awards and 39 Stellar Awards, Kirk Franklin is undoubtedly a gospel and contemporary music powerhouse. He... Read More »


Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – 01/17/2015 @ 8:00 pm

A ten-time Grammy winner, Edmonds’ impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships has propelled the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world. As a writer, producer and singer, “Babyface” has earned more than 125... Read More »


An Evening with Natalie Cole – 11/01/2014 @ 8:00 pm

Natalie Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as an R&B artist with the hits “This Will Be,” “Inseparable,” and “Our Love.” In the 1990s, she re-recorded standards by her father, the incomparable Nat King Cole.... Read More »



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the American Cancer Society invite the St. Thomas/St. John community to join in the fight against breast cancer by registering for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) 3 – Mile walk on Sunday,... Read More »


Tessanne Chin/ Pressure – 10/18/2014 @ 8:00 pm

Two of the Caribbean’s hottest artists kick off the season. Jamaican singing sensation Tessanne Chin took America and the world by storm when she triumphed over dozens of contestants to be crowned winner of NBC’s mega-hit singing competition “The... Read More »


Join us in St. Thomas on October 14th and 15th for The Decision 2014 Candidate D...

Join us in St. Thomas on October 14th and 15th for The Decision 2014 Candidate Debates, with questions, discussions and opinions from USVI Senatorial Candidates, Candidates for Delegate to Congress, Candidates for Lieutenant Governor and... Read More »


September Events Calendar for Donna Christensen & Basil Ottley

Events Calendar for Donna Christensen & Basil Ottley, September 17 – 21,... Read More »


Jahman’s Earthday Bash / Jump For Joy Album Release Party

​ Jahman's Earthday Bash / Jump For Joy Album Release Party Return to... Read More »


San Juan VA Regional Office Town Hall Meeting

San Juan VA Regional Office Town Hall... Read More »


2014 I AM BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN Natural Hair Care, Health and Wellness Workshop &#...

JOIN US COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND IN THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS 2014 I AM BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN Natural Hair Care, Health and Wellness Workshop & Exposition! St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Miss Naturalista is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual I AM... Read More »

CT News

Headlines in Focus – October 18, 2014

Headlines in Focus – October 18, 2014:  "Listen to Headlines in Focus" with Judi Shimel of CT News. Weekend news brought to you by Focusvi.com, WSTA Radio 1340 AM... Read More »

Headlines in Focus" with Judi Shimel of CT News.

Headlines in Focus – October 4, 2014

Headlines in Focus - October 4, 2014:  "Listen to Headlines in Focus" with Judi Shimel of CT News. Weekend news brought to... Read More »

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Press Conference At Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay

Arthur Wylie and Rollins Family Commit $90 Million To Produce Epi...

Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, Rose Hall Estate, and the creator of the $650 million Final Destination franchise will bring the legendary story of the White Witch of Rose Hall to the... Read More »

Spectrum Band Featuring Pressure

New Tune by the Spectrum Band Featuring Pressure

The Spectrum Band is happy to present its OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for "Home" (Remix) featuring "The Fox" and... Read More »

Interview With Female Entertainer SPICE

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By Caribbean E-Magazine "Su Dushi" [DUSHI (doo-she) means sweetheart in our local DUTCH CARIBBEAN tongue, papiamento/u] invaded my good... Read More »

Jah Vinci Debuts Album – Ghetto Born

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By Caribbean E-Magazine “Ghetto Born”, the socially critical and exceptional debut album, by the internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae... Read More »

Who’s Keimo and What’s Keimo Therapy?

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... Read More »

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Dangerous hurricane Gonzalo very near Bermuda

MIAMI, USA — Hurricane Gonzalo, a dangerous category three storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, closed in on Bermuda on Friday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. According to... Read More »

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Exotic St Lucian designer launches in US

NEW YORK, USA — Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Alliance, has announced the formation of Anitanja LLC, a New York headquartered company... Read More »

Caribbean women recommit to advocating for diversity

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Advocates for lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in the Caribbean have been encouraged to commit to enhance their advocacy... Read More »

Bermuda begins to feel the effects of powerful Hurrican...

By Caribbean360 Source: Bermuda begins to feel the effects of powerful Hurricane... Read More »

Jamaica and Trinidad issue travel bans to and from Ebol...

By Caribbean360 Source: Jamaica and Trinidad issue travel bans to and from Ebola affected African... Read More »

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Break-in at St. Croix elementary school leads to early dismissal ...

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – Classes at Alexander Henderson Elementary School were dismissed early Friday after students and staff complained about skin irritation and... Read More »

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Pressure to debut new video alongside reggae docum...

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – On Sunday, Frederiksted will come alive as I Grade Records and History, Culture and... Read More »

Marsh-Monsanto sues government over suspension from St....

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By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections member Wilma Marsh-Monsanto has filed a lawsuit... Read More »

Judge sentences 2 men to 57 months in deadly immigrant ...

By By JENNY KANE (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – Defense attorneys pushed for minimum sentences for both men convicted of helping smuggle more than... Read More »

Sunshine Foundation offers low-cost spay/neuter clinic ...

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By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – The Sunshine Foundation once again is working with Sugar Mill Veterinary Hospital in observance of... Read More »


The British Virgin Islands’ First Ever BVI Food Fete Kicks Off Th...

  U.S. Media Contact Caitlin Teahan M... Read More »

Buddha Sushi, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Buddha Sushi – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands


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 »

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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 »

Island Style
Virgin Islands Short Story Writing Contest

Virgin Islands Short Story Writing Contest

 St. Croix, VI ———– Cultural Conquest Association Inc. (CCA) is an organization composed of a group of young professionals eager to make a difference in this... Read More »


African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora: ...

LONDON (July 23, 2014) – The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora (AACDD) Bargehouse Festival celebrating its... Read More »

Chilean Beef Stew Recipe (one pot meal)

Cazuela de Vaca (Beef and Pumpkin Stew)

Chile has a distinctive cuisine, one in which the influences of Europe and indigenous traditions are both prominent.  Chile is known for its fantastic seafood, grilled meats, stews and... Read More »

Tregenza A. Roach, Senator

Friday’s Lunch Soiree – October 17, 20...

Friday's Lunch Soiree – October 17, 2014 – Tregenza A. Roach, Senator, Headquarters... Read More »

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... Read More »

USVI Culinary Team Brings Home Gold

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...

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... 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 »

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Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique’s national elections commission said Monday that vote counting in the country’s northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with... Read More »

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Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesian president

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s new president on Monday, facing the challenges... Read More »

Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes over as Indonesia&#...

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By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s Joko Widodo took over as president of the world’s third-largest democracy on Monday with... Read More »

UN: Iraq has executed 60 people this year

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014, a United Nations report said Sunday, expressing concern that... Read More »

Golovkin stops Rubio in 2nd, defends WBA title

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CARSON, California (AP) — Gennady Golovkin stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round Saturday night, defending his WBA middleweight title with his... Read More »


On the road to find the world’s funniest person

By JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES (AP) – It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at their highest when Los Angeles comedy entrepreneur Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world... Read More »

Blu-ray horror: Walking Dead, Godzilla, The Origin...

By Joseph Szadkowski Halloween is near and in the spirit of this scary celebration of witches, ghosts, ghouls and goblins, let’s take a look... Read More »

Report: Nashville songwriter Paul Craft dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76. The Tennessean reported... Read More »

Opelika native takes broadcast talents to ESPN

By SARA FALLIGANT OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – More than 2,000 miles and two time zones away from her native Opelika, broadcaster Jordan Whitley has put down... Read More »

Paris sculpture removed after vandals strike

PARIS (AP) – A controversial green art installation on Paris’ tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight. The... Read More »


FCCA Conference & Trade Show Helps Attendees Target Cruise L...

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 21st annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show opened today, gathering about 1,000 cruise... Read More »



PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 2, 2014: Joint Boards of Elections Board Meeting Notice Please be... Read More »







Congressional Candidate Malone Releases Tax Returns

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


Kings’ Voynov charged with domestic violence

By ESPN.com news services Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the... Read More »

Bears’ Long: Wrong to cast blame on fans

By Michael C. Wright Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long criticized fans at Soldier Field for booing Sunday as the team trotted into the locker room down... Read More »

Galatasaray fined ¬50,000 for flares, Arsenal case drop...

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By PA Sport Galatasaray have been fined 50,000 euros for setting off/ throwing of flares and missiles during their Champions League match with Arsenal on Oct.... Read More »

Will Mario Balotelli prove to be a success at Liverpool...

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Source: Will Mario Balotelli prove to be a success at... Read More »

Manning breaks Favre’s all-time TD pass mark

By Jeff Legwold Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his 509th career touchdown Sunday, breaking Brett Favre’s league record. Source:... Read More »

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    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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    Heart Disease in Women

    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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BVI-USVI Friendship Day celebrates common territorial ties

ST THOMAS, USVI — The Greater Virgin Islands are gearing up for this year’s BVI-USVI Friendship Day celebrations under the theme, “Ole Tyme Tings ~ Celebrating the Ties... Read More »

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Commentary: New York Times to Obama: End senseless embargo on Cub...

The Editorial Board of the New York Times made news on Saturday, when it published a special editorial calling on President Obama to “End the US Embargo on Cuba:” Scanning a map... Read More »

World Champion Alex Meyer to headline Barbados Open Water Festiva...

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Public Finance Authority OKs $13M loan to WICO for second phase of cruise ship dock renov...

By By JENNY KANE (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – The increasing heft of cruise ships is pushing the West Indian Company to pump millions of dollars into dock renovations. After... Read More »

Public Works: New ferries will be running by month’s end

By By JENNY KANE (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – Before the end of the month. That is the new timeline for when the territory’s new ferries, together costing more than $7... Read More »

V.I. returns to normal after brush with Hurricane Gonzalo

By By JENNY KANE (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – All was back to normal Tuesday morning after what turned out to be just a brush with Hurricane Gonzalo. Because the territory was... Read More »

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Calm urged after disputed Mozambique poll

Maputo (AFP) – International observers urged Mozambique’s opposition Renamo party to pursue its electoral grievances by peaceful and legal means Friday, amid fears of post-vote... Read More »

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Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo bearing down on Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Gonzalo bore down on this tiny British territory early Friday, threatening to batter Bermuda with dangerous winds and life-threatening... Read More »

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Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal began hearing the first genocide case against the country’s brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday, another step... 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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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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Lt. Governor Francis Meets with USAA to Discuss Expansion of Insurance Products Offered in...

Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis, who serves as the territory’s Commissioner of Insurance, announced today that he has reached out to USAA after receiving numerous inquiries... Read More »

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Roy Hodgson says Wayne Rooney would make a good manager

By PA sport Roy Hodgson would love to see Wayne Rooney go into management after he hangs up his boots. Providing he avoids injury, Rooney will become the ninth player in Source: Roy... Read More »

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Louis Van Gaal says no player’s place guaranteed at Man Uni...

By PA Sport Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists no players can expect to walk straight back into his side. United have been hampered by injuries throughout Source: Louis Van... Read More »

Oscar, Fabregas secure Chelsea win at Crystal Palace in game of t...

By PA Sport Oscar and Cesc Fabregas scored sublime goals as Premier League leaders Chelsea overcame troublesome obstacles in winning a fiery derby with Crystal Palace 2-1 Source: Oscar,... Read More »

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Excavations at Affad 23. Image: M. Osypińska


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... Read More »

Relationships: Why Do Some People Attract People Who Can’t ...

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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Romney Williams Age 77 of Hill Street, St. Croix, Died on September 17, 2014

Romney  Williams of Hill Street, St. Croix, died on September 17, 2014. He was 77 years old. Mr. Williams is survived by his former wife, Bernadine Williams; daughters: Ionie... Read More »

Mr. Corneiro (center), his daughter, Rochelle, and Sen. Malone at the 2014 Carnival race named in his honor


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands (August 27, 2014) – The territory lost one of its premier sportsmen with the death of Mr. Angel Corneiro, said Senate President Shawn Michael Malone... 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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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 »

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Sejah Farm, St. Croix

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