Tag: Columbus Day

Department of Education School Updates For October 11-18

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — All public schools will be closed today in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day will also be celebrated on October 11. All public schools will reopen tomorrow. The Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will resume in-person learning on Oct. 12. The campus reverted […]

Puerto Rico Will Host Show’s First Spanish-Language New Year’s Eve Countdown

SAN JUAN — A Spanish-language countdown will be included for the first time in the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” show this year, the Puerto Rico governor announced Thursday. The segment will be broadcast from Puerto Rico, where thousands are expected to gather at the island’s main convention center in the […]

Puerto Rican Man Adds Some Flash And Pizzazz To U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day With Song

SAN JUAN ? Tiny Tim has gone bush. Leaving room for a talented Boriquen man with a ukulele on our neighbor’s island just 100 miles to the north. “Forget Columbus. Today is Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Friendship Day,” Kristian Bob wrote on Twitter today. “Let the celebration begin!” The song has been viewed at least […]