For multi-faceted local musician Gylchris Sprauve, creating a song that commemorated this year’s Centennial Transfer Day while still honoring the complex nature of the territory’s move from Danish to U.S. ownership was a “mixed bag of emotion.”
Since 2001, when restaurateurs Kelly Odum and Katherine Pugliese started A Taste of St. Croix to showcase the island’s cuisine, the event has expanded to a week of events along with the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience.
The Moravian Church in Denmark and several Danish citizens have released a statement apologizing for the atrocities of slavery in the Virgin Islands, as its former territory marks one hundred years under the American flag. Denmark however has not apologized.
St. Croix elementary schools will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Tuesday March 28 for monthly job-embedded professional development for teachers. Junior high schools and high schools on St. Croix will have their turn Thursday March 30.
In celebration of the U.S. Virgin Islands centennial, advanced art students in public and private schools were challenged to design flags for a centennial exhibit at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted.
Former police captain Enrique Saldana was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Friday night, minutes after a jury found him guilty of killing his wife almost three years ago, according to the V.I. Department of Justice.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday for former Police Chief Lawrence A. Griffith, Sr. The services will be preceded by a public viewing at the VIPD Richard N. Callwood Command on Friday evening.