CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Caribbean Writer (TCW) announces a call for submissions for Volume 35 under the 2020 theme: Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past, Imagining a Future.” Submissions that explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora are desired. The Caribbean Writer invites submissions “that explore this theme
NASSAU — The Bahamas Supreme Court sentenced Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard to 90 days in prison and fined him $150,000 for contempt of court in a long-running legal dispute centered around an environmental group’s stolen emails. The pilfered emails belonged to Save the Bays (STB), a non-profit environmental group
In Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel The Lesson, powerful aliens occupy the U.S. Virgin Islands. Turnbull, who grew up on St. Thomas, says he meets many people who have no idea that the territory even exists. “When I first went to Pittsburgh for my undergrad, I would talk to people about the
SAN JUAN — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy men.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — G-Clef Music Academy successfully launched its VI Youth String Orchestra earlier this year. After the summer break, G-Clef has been eager to continue and expand the orchestra with new members, said G-Clef’s James Gumbs. G-Clef is opening up membership through a scholarship opportunity. Interested youths, ages eight to 17,
ATLANTA — “This is me giving you my true authentic self unapologetically,” said Yassin Hall as she stood before those attending her latest book launch before taking the spotlight off of herself to make attendees a part of the conversation. Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Day which falls on October
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands First Lady Yolanda Bryan has partnered with the Department of Education to host the 2019 Shadow A Chef Enrichment Program. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at the Charlotte Amalie High School Auditorium and Cafeteria and on Thursday, August 22, at
CHRISTIANSTED — Our northeast St. Croix port town will come alive with the sound of music tonight when Community Music Inc. puts on its monthly Jazz in the Park concert. The concert will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern.
CHARLESTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched a vigorous summer campaign to market the islands’ unique carnival and festivals. Following the passage of Legislative Act 8153, Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte now has the department actively promoting and managing festival tourism with a busy summer schedule in place
Award-Winning Independent St. Croix Filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz Wins Award In The Dominican Republic
CHRISTIANSTED — Cane Bay Films is pleased to announce that filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz’s recent short film, Soléne won the Special Jury Award at the International Outfest Film Festival, Dominican Republic! Bermúdez-Ruiz stated, “It was truly a great honor to receive this award and we are sincerely grateful to Outfest for