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CREATIVE CHEF: Nandi Furet of St. Thomas showed she had the right stuff when it comes to culinary creations. Furet, a senior at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, got top honors at the 2017 Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami. MIAMI — Ivanna Eudora

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WHITE ELEPHANT: UVI’s Gillian Marcelle is in New York City trying to draw attention to the few advantages of the empty Research and Technology Park in St. Croix. NEW YORK — The University of the Virgin Islands is beating the bush in the Big Apple trying to attract attention to

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FRIENDLY FENCING: Nzingha Prescod, U.S. Olympic fencer WILL NOT be at the event this summer. But one day your son or daughter might be just as successful as she is at fencing. Prescod was the first African-American woman to win an individual medal at the Senior World Championships. Daryl Homer

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MOOT COURT COMPETITION: The questions and answers are moot (debatable) for the future attorneys who participated in the 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Virgin Islands Bar Association, Westlaw and Viya. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot

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SETTING THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS: Ivanna Eudora Kean Principal Stefan Jurgen gives introductory remarks at the first Math Bowl held Monday, May 12 in the school’s library.     CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The CAHS math wizards emerged as winners in the first St. Thomas-St. John District High School Math Bowl, held Friday, May

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UVI MAKING MARINE STRIDES: UVI Marine Center recently documented its 100th turtle in the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Science and the VI Sea Turtle Project (VISTP) documented their 100th sea turtle last month, hitting a major milestone for

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GOV. MAPP: “The freeness is just beginning … for me, that is!” Kenneth Mapp famously said “The freeness is over,” before Hurricane Marilyn struck during the Schneider-Mapp adminstration. As Republicans, the pair campaigned on a message that if the territory suffered a catastrophic loss … proud Virgin Islanders would not

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TOO SEXY FOR HIS/HER SHIRT? Filipino “men” are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands to teach underage boys and become role models for our impressionable youths, instructing them in the questionable ways of  an uncivilized part of Asia and their permissive, anti-Christian Asian culture … but not Caribbean culture …

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SHOW TIME: Deputy Education Superintendent Faith Dane George Boone introduces the students on stage. FREDERIKSTED — Steel bands from public and parochial schools on St. Croix showcased their musical talents at the Department of Education Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education’s annual Steel Pan Exposition held April 22 at the

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SCHOOL ON LOCKDOWN: Alfredo Andrews Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a safety measure when gunfire broke out at a nearby housing project. FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix elementary school was placed on lockdown Monday due to the proximity of gunfire coming from a local housing project nearby, the

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