Category: Education News

UVI Students Get $48K In 13D Business Launch Competition 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) student entrepreneurs were awarded $48,000 at the annual 13D Entrepreneurship Business Launch Competition held virtually on May 6, providing them with valuable start-up funds to pursue their business ventures.  Christopher McDonald earned $24,000 for his MappIt! Geographic Information System (GIS) business start-up, and an additional $24,000 was awarded to Mitchell Turnbull and his teammate Walter Morris for their Cash N’Crypto ATM business idea. The 13D Competition is designed to eliminate the obstacle of financing for UVI student entrepreneurs […]

UVI Hosts USVI-BVI Mangrove Restoration Learning Exchange

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) hosted a mangrove restoration learning exchange with individuals from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLCC) in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The exchange is the first of two that will bring researchers and students together in the U.S. Virgin Islands and […]

CHS Graduates 156 Students In Modular Gymnasium At Kingshill Campus Today

KINGSHILL — St. Croix’s Central High School held it’s graduation ceremony at the Sprung Gymnasium today. One hundred fifty-six graduates received their diplomas in front a boisterous crowd of family, friends and loved ones. Congratulations to the M.V.P. Class of 2022: “Momentous, Versatile and Prestigious!

Bryan Congratulates Complex Grads, Will Miss Ceremony To Testify Before Congress

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan extended his congratulations to the St. Croix Educational Complex Class of 2022 graduates and expressed his regrets for having to miss the ceremony because he has been called to testify before Congress at the same time the graduation is scheduled. Governor Bryan was called to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Natural […]

Wayne James Premieres Cuba Movie While Challenging Conviction, Battling Blindness

UNION CITY — “Going…Going…Gone: The Grandeur of Golden-Age Cuba,” a film by fashion designer and former St. Croix Senator Wayne James, premiered at New Jersey’s prestigious Musto Cultural Center. The public screening of the three-part docufilm was officially hosted by Union City’s mayor Brian P. Stack and the city’s Board of Commissioners. Union City is […]

Tamia Grant Crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE Tamia Grant, a junior at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), has been crowned the 42nd Miss UVI.  Reigning Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming crowned her successor at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Presentation and Coronation, which was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, on St. Croix.  “I feel truly blessed to have been […]

St. Thomas American Federation of Teachers Protest Working Conditions In The Schools

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the St. Thomas-St. John American Federation of Teachers Local Union 1825 held a march Wednesday from Emancipation Gardens to the Earle B. Ottley Legislature Building to protest poor working conditions in the public schools. “Teachers, students and supporters came out to express their concerns regarding the unsafe and unhealthy conditions […]

Concerned Scientists Probe Sea Urchin Deaths In Caribbean

SAN JUAN (AP) — Sea urchins are dying across the Caribbean at a pace scientists say could rival a mass die-off that last occurred in 1983, alarming many who warn the trend could further decimate already frail coral reefs in the region. Dive shops first began reporting the deaths in February, perplexing scientists and worrying […]

Entrepreneurs Learn The Importance of Separating Personal and Business Finances

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Many small businesses begin as a personal venture or idea that is tied to the personal finances of an entrepreneur. But once that enterprise starts to grow, it is important for business owners to understand the benefits of keeping their personal and commercial finances separate.  To help female entrepreneurs in the Virgin […]

Why Choose a Digital Marketing Major in 2022?

The role of digital marketing skills cannot be underestimated these days, as even large corporations are turning to social media to deliver their marketing campaigns and seal important business deals. Using it all from YouTube and Instagram to personal blogs and interactive multimedia solutions, digital marketing is a constantly evolving field. It means that an […]