Category: Education News

UVI To Celebrate Earth Day With Mangrove Cleanup On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As part of a larger effort to reduce marine debris in the territory, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is organizing the fifth Great Mangrove Cleanup along the mangrove shoreline in Vessup Bay, St. Thomas. The event is scheduled for April 2, 2022, in celebration of Earth Day observed on April […]

Caribbean Students Apply To Tennessee State For Grant Program

NASHVILLE, Tennessee— More than 200 graduating high school students from the Caribbean have applied to Tennessee State University under a tuition assistance grant program, the school said. The applicants are from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean nations, the university said in a news release. High school graduates must have a minimum 3.25 grade […]

Moderate 4.5 Earthquake Recorded Between Antigua and Guadeloupe Today

BASSE-TERRE — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck near Guadeloupe this morning. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Center said it occurred about 8:41 a.m. today at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the UWI Seismic Research Center, the quake hit: 55 miles northeast of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. 65 miles east-southeast of […]

8th Grader At Sion Farm Parochial School Wins 49th Annual Territorial Spelling Bee

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Education congratulates Shadya Coureur, 8th grade, Free Will Baptist Christian School, winner of the 49th Annual Territorial Spelling Bee held on March 24 at the Free Will Baptist Christian School on St. Croix. Shadya won the 17-round competition by correctly spelling the word “bumptious.” She will represent the […]

USVI Taking Steps Towards Greater Self Determination Through A New Constitution

As project director of a U.S. Department of the Interior grant devoted toward capacity building to increase constitutional development and self-determination, I have the historic responsibility to stimulate greater awareness, civic consciousness, and political will to improve self-government. The U.S. Virgin Islands is in the throes of political transition. As attentive residents may know already, […]

UVI Opens New Dance Studio On St. Croix, Offers Free Dance Workshops March 24-26

FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted a grand opening celebration for its long-awaited dance studio today.   Featuring a sprung dance floor and equipped to enable streaming services for virtual or hybrid dance classes, the new dance studio is another highlight of the University’s dance program, which introduced its Bachelor of Fine […]

Talk Today On Dietary History, Cultural Food Traditions of Ancestral Native Virgin Islanders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The DPNR Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, as part of its V.I. Cultural Month Series, will host a presentation and follow-up discussion on the Dietary History and Cultural Food Traditions of Ancestral Native Virgin Islanders by Gail Shulterbrandt-Rivera, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the historic Lutheran Chapel in the courtyard […]

UVI Hosts Free Dance Workshops This Week 

FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a series of dance workshops this week led by visiting international dance artists Jelon Vieira and Dyane Harvey. UVI students and dance enthusiasts throughout the Territory are invited to attend sessions March 24-26, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix in the […]

‘I Am D. Hamilton Jackson’ Student Artwork On Display At Youth Art Month Exhibit

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that in celebration of Virgin Islands History Month and Youth ArtMonth, the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (DLAM) and the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Cultural Education will host an exclusive exhibition of the […]

Curating A Captivating Caribbean Jewelry Collection

Caribbean jewelry has a rich history and significance, as is symbolized by an anecdote featuring a Trinidadian woman and famed Nova Scotia missionary, Sarah Morton. When Morton was taken by the beauty of the bracelets of the Trinidadian woman from Princes Town, she asked her if she could buy one. The woman answered that unless she […]