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PROUD CHEF: Ralph Motta of St. Croix at the competition in Miami. In the photograph is Motta’s passion fruit pan-seared yellowtail snapper with sweet plantain purée, cilantro mash potato, cilantro lime shrimp, and scotch bonnet glaze with roasted coconut. MIAMI – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces its first territorial summer camp, “Adventure at Your Library.” The “Adventure at Your Library” Summer camp is designed to foster and promote a great appreciation for libraries in its participants, while offering them an unforgettable experience in nature and their

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  OBITUARY NOTICE: Anne-Marie Danet of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp, on behalf of the Government and people of the United States Virgin Islands, extended profound condolences to the family and friends of Anne-Marie Danet, commonly known as the “Sunshine Lady.” She was 92 at the time

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Official portraits of former Gov. Roy Schneider and former Gov. Charles Turnbull, the fifth and sixth elected chief executives of the United States Virgin Islands, respectively, were unveiled to the public Monday during a ceremony at Government House, St. Croix. The portraits painted by local artist Shansi

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, 2018.  The chosen theme for 2018 is “Hyper-connected museums:  New approaches, new public,” according to DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry. According to the International Council of Museums, the objective of International

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has engaged St. Croix cultural preservationist Julio Encarnacion III to catalog and manage the territory’s priceless collection of antique artifacts and paintings. Governor Kenneth Mapp announced the appointment of the Chief Conservator on Tuesday in a letter to Senate President Myron Jackson,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The “indomitable spirit of the people of the territory was unmistakable” as Virgin Islanders and visitors filled the downtown streets of St. Thomas on Friday for the 2018 Carnival Children’s Parade and on Saturday for this year’s Carnival Adult’s Parade. Despite the challenges of recovering from back-to-back

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islanders from home and abroad, along with visitors to the territory, filled Emancipation Garden for the 66th annual food fair held every Wednesday of Carnival week. The arts and crafts and the food were especially sweet after very challenging months for the four islands. Governor Kenneth

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Join us as we celebrate the fortitude and buoyancy of the University of the Virgin Islands. UVI celebrates its tenacity in our troupe presentation called “The Beauty of Resilience.” Our presentation salutes the herculean efforts and contributions the University of the Virgin Islands has exhibited in the

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COPENHAGEN — A Trinidad and Tobago artist has made history by collaborating to create the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark. Tobago-born, St. Croix-based artist, La Vaughn Belle, collaborated with Copenhagen-based Jeannette Ehlers, to create “I Am Queen Mary,” a tribute to Mary Thomas, a 19th-century freedom fighter who

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