Tag: University of the Virgin Islands (UVI)

Marine Conservation Effort Aids Key Fish Species, Study Finds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year marine conservation effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands helped aid the recovery of a fish species important in commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries, a new Oregon State University study found. Red hind, a species of grouper in the Caribbean, historically experienced intense fishing pressure, which led managers to implement progressively […]

NSE Recognizes UVI Exchange Student with Achievement Award

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Heather Bruck, who participated in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program when she attended the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) during the Spring 2022 semester, has been awarded the Bette Worley Student Achievement Award. The award recognizes students who demonstrate the best use of their study away exchange participation and includes […]

Senate Lawmakers Get Update on Status of the Limetree Bay Refinery

CHRISTIANSTED — Members of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, chaired by Senator Kenneth “Kenny” Gittens, convened in a meeting at the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room in Golden Rock. Lawmakers were updated on the status of Limetree Bay Refinery (LBR), its recent sale, ownership, and activities at the refinery site.Regarding the sale of […]

UVI Hosts Marine Debris Curriculum Workshops for 37 USVI Educators 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted two educator workshops to demonstrate hands-on, interactive lessons from the newly released USVI Marine Debris Curriculum. The curriculum includes 12 lessons for middle and high school students and highlights marine debris composition and abundance, sources and transport, impacts, and solutions. It also spotlights 16 locally […]

UVI Graduate Awarded Prestigious Public Health Fellowship

Program provides an opportunity to participate in the policy process at the federal level  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Berlina Wallace-Berube, a three-time alumna of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), has been named to the 2022-23 cohort of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows.  Wallace-Berube was selected following a national competition among highly […]

Former USVI Governor Charles W. Turnbull Dies On U.S. Mainland He Was 87

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles W. Turnbull died this morning while receiving medical treatment on the U.S. mainland. He was 87. Turnbull, a historian by trade, was elected governor as a Democrat He went on to serve for two consecutive four-year terms, beginning his tenure in January of 1999. Prior to […]

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 […]

Body Of Missing Woman Found Near Botanical Garden On St. Thomas: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A body of a missing woman was discovered in St. Thomas on Friday afternoon after a woman landscaping near Crown Mountain smelled a “foul odor.” A concerned citizen called 911 at 2:57 p.m. Friday, and reported that while cutting grass on a private road in Crown and Hawk, she smelled a foul […]

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 […]