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

  U.S. Media Contact Caitlin Teahan M Booth Phoine: 212-539-3242 Email: CaitlinT@MBooth.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - INDULGE IN THE FLAVORFUL CUISINE OF THE CARIBBEAN... Read More »

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 community by empowering the youth of the Virgin Islands with knowledge. One of the organization’s... Read More »

BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEETING

THE JOINT BOARD WILL HAVE A SPECIAL JOINT BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBE...

PUBLIC NOTICE/MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE JOINT BOARD WILL HAVE A SPECIAL JOINT BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 & 6 2014 AT 10:00 A.M.  AT THE ELECTIONS SYSTEM OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS & WINDWARD PASSAGE HOTEL Discussions about – General Election... Read More »

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

SENATOR MALONE MOURNS THE PASSING OF MR. ANGEL CORNEIRO

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 upon being advised of his sudden passing on Tuesday after a brief illness. Mr. Corneiro was perhaps best... Read More »

Second National Organization Supports Virgin Islanders' Right to Vote in Presidential Elections

Second National Organization Supports Virgin Islanders’ Right to Vote...

Sen. Malone says V.I. must take advantage of favorable conditions for progress Defending the rights of Virgin Islanders  before the NSCL Executive Committee CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS – As a result of Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone's passionate defense of the right... Read More »

ELECTION SYSTEM OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

ST. CROIX LISTING OF CANDIDATES FOR PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION – 20...

ELECTION SYSTEM OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS - PUBLIC AND PARTY OFFICES IN ST. CROIX Click Image Below to view St. Croix candidates list. FINAL (STX) – Listing of St. Croix Candidates (Election 2014) 8 26 14 ST. CROIX LISTING OF CANDIDATES FOR PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION... Read More »

Upcoming Events

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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VIRGIN ISLANDS NIGHT OUT

Join us at the 27th Annual VIRGIN ISLANDS NIGHT OUT! September 26th – 29th, 2014. Sponsored by The Law Enforcement Planning Commisssion, Inter-Island Parent Coalition for Change, Inc., the Virgin Islands Night Out Committee and the Virgin Islands... Read More »

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Donna Christensen & Basil Ottley St. John Greet & Meet

Donna Christensen & Basil Ottley St. John Greet &... Read More »

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September Events Calendar for Donna Christensen & Basil Ottley

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

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

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

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San Juan VA Regional Office Town Hall Meeting

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

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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 »

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2014 BVI Food Fete

The 2014 BVI Food Fete! This November, join us again as we highlight the exquisite flavors of British Virgin Islands cuisine during our popular BVI Restaurant Week and our second annual Anegada Lobster Festival, where succulent Spiny lobster is served a number of... Read More »

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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 "Pressure"  Nuff respect and love to Digitak... Read More »

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Interview With Female Entertainer SPICE

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

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 »

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Dominica PM addresses opposition criticisms

ROSEAU, Dominica — Ongoing opposition criticisms over the economy and an alleged lack of development in Dominica were addressed on local radio last week by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. At... Read More »

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Professional first class franchise system will rev...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Regional business executive and director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Don Wehby said on Saturday that the... Read More »

Boosting the natural disaster immunity of Caribbean hos...

By Caribbean360 Source: Boosting the natural disaster immunity of Caribbean... Read More »

Henry S. Fraser: The eternal quest for happiness

By Caribbean360 Source: Henry S. Fraser: The eternal quest for... Read More »

Bahamas police chief defends policing plan

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NASSAU, Bahamas — While being careful not to respond directly to Prime Minister Perry Christie’s comment that the Bahamas government needs to... Read More »

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Board nominees up for vote Tuesday

By By Joy Blackburn (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – Luis Hospital soon could be another step closer to having a functioning governing board – something it has been without for more than... Read More »

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CMS decertification could cost Luis $13M

By By JOY BLACKBURN (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – Luis Hospital likely will start to feel the impact of being disqualified from... Read More »

New rabbi wants to help St. Thomians learn about Judais...

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By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – Interim Rabbi Ron Herstik arrived earlier this month and has already hit the ground running,... Read More »

Luis loses Medicare accreditation on Oct. 9

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By By JOY BLACKBURN (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – A federal agency has disqualified Luis Hospital from participating in Medicare effective Oct. 9,... Read More »

St. Croix man gets 15 years for child rape

By By FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff) ST. CROIX – V.I. Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks handed down a 15-year sentenced for a 70-year-old man... Read More »

Restaurants
Buddha Sushi, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Buddha Sushi – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

BUDDHA SUSHI ST. THOMAS VIRGIN ISLANDS WEBSITE: www.buddhasushivi.com PHONE: 340-714-FISH 340-714-3474 LOCATION: Located on... Read More »

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... 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 »

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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

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

BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government said Tuesday. Two people were also missing following... Read More »

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U.S., Arab partners launch first strikes in Syria

By Missy Ryan and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and several Gulf Arab allies have launched air and missile strikes on... Read More »

Giuliani to help fight Noriega’s video game suit

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company’s legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator... Read More »

UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering... Read More »

Australia to prohibit secret service torture

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing... Read More »

Entertainment

Judge maintains camera restrictions in Arias trial

PHOENIX (AP) – A judge in Phoenix is refusing to lift restrictions on camera coverage of the penalty phase of Jodi Arias’ trial. Judge Sherry Stephens of Maricopa County Superior Court... Read More »

‘The Lion King’ earns record box offic...

By MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK (AP) – Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top... Read More »

Second trial in loud music killing set for Monday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jury selection is set for Monday in the second trial of man accused of first-degree murder in the death of a teenager during a... Read More »

Russian, Soviet art displayed at Hilliard Museum

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Two very different exhibits of Russian and Soviet art have opened at the University of Louisiana at... Read More »

‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones&...

By JAKE COYLE NEW YORK (AP) – The young-adult thriller “The Maze Runner” raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting... Read More »

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ELECTION SYSTEM OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

JOINT BOARDS OF ELECTIONS BOARD MEETING NOTICE

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

BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEETING

UNOFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

PUBLIC NOTICE/MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2014   FOR MORE INFORMATION,... Read More »

Congressional Candidate Malone Releases Tax Returns

Shawn-Michael Malone

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

Seaborne Appoints New Director of Business Development ...

Seaborne

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

Sports

USSF, Nike stand by decision to let Solo play

By ESPN.com news services U.S. Soccer defended its decision to let Hope Solo continue to play for the women’s national team despite her arrest for assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew... Read More »

On the clock: MLB to try to pick up the pace

By ESPN.com news services Major League Baseball would like to pick up the pace of games, as commissioner Bud Selig has formed a committee to do... Read More »

Efficient Roma spoil Zdenek Zeman’s return to the...

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By Julian De Martinis AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia played down title talk after their 2-0 win over Cagliari maintained their 100 percent record in Serie A.... Read More »

Guardiola: Paderborn position not a surprise

Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has said he is not surprised by newly-promoted Paderborn’s position at the top of the Bundesliga – the two... Read More »

Broncos’ Harris: Wilson better QB than Luck

By ESPN.com news services Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said Sunday that Russell Wilson is a better quarterback than Andrew Luck. Source: Broncos’... 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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    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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Senate committee passes bill to finance demolition, reconstruction of St. Croix’s Pa...

By By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – The Senate Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation Committee amended and passed a bill Wednesday that will allow the... Read More »

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Longtime St. Croix resident recalls Hugo’s wrath

By Staff Report Editor’s note: Judith Patalidis moved to St. Croix in 1968 to a house in Mary’s Fancy, where she still lives today. Here is her account of her family’s... Read More »

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Epidemiologist declares chikungunya epidemic in V.I.

By By JENNY KANE (Daily News Staff) ST. THOMAS – While the V.I. Health Department stood up to public criticism of its mitigation plan for the spread of chikungunya, a debilitating... Read More »

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Milestone agreement signed for solar generation project in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — WRB Enterprises and Jamaica Public Service (JPS) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) on Thursday, paving the way for JPS purchasing energy from the renewable... Read More »

Trinidad government reassures citizens there are “no suspected or...

By Caribbean360 Source: Trinidad government reassures citizens there are “no suspected or confirmed cases” of... Read More »

US Coast Guard makes another major cocaine haul in the Caribbean ...

By Caribbean360 Source: US Coast Guard makes another major cocaine haul in the Caribbean... Read More »

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S.Sudan mediators urge end to ‘senseless fighting’

Addis Ababa (AFP) – East African mediators seeking to broker peace in South Sudan on Saturday denounced ongoing “senseless fighting” between rival sides in a conflict that... Read More »

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British-Iranian woman still in jail over volleyball game: lawyer

Tehran (AFP) – A 25-year-old British-Iranian woman arrested in June after trying to attend a men’s volleyball match has had her detention extended, still without charge, her... Read More »

Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three Thai men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of more than $7 million planned to circulate the... 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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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... 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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Redskins’ Jackson active vs. former team

By ESPN.com news services Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is active for Sunday’s game against his former team. Source: Redskins’ Jackson active vs. former... Read More »

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Louis van Gaal: Manchester United threw it away at Leicester City

By ESPN staff Bewildered Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said his side had “given the game away” after Leicester scored four goals in just over 20 second-half... Read More »

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Five-star Leicester sink ragged Manchester United after superb co...

By PA Sport Manchester United’s defensive frailties were laid bare in embarrassing fashion as Leicester romped to a 5-3 win over Louis van Gaal’s shellshocked side at Source:... 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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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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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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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 »