A combined team representing chefs from some of the Caribbean destinations that were impacted by last September's hurricanes also competed. The team, which included members from Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, won the Tony Mack Spirit of the Competition award.
The reopening comes after a three-year-long renovation process following a devastating fire, further delayed due to hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The Filipino community on St. Croix celebrated the 120th Philippine Independence Day on June 17 with history, music, food, games and recognition of its members for their work in the community.
The expo is an educational event designed to promote disaster resiliency, weather awareness, safety and hurricane preparedness to residents and visitors of the territory. In addition to educational events, the expo will feature music, live performances, raffles, children’s activities and over a dozen exhibitors.
Featuring unique content, on-site interviews and on-the-ground footage shot in the immediate aftermath of the disasters, “Irma & Maria” takes an insider’s look at the consequences of the disasters on peoples’ lives.
It tells the story of an actress who is returning to her Caribbean home on a quest to rekindle her past love with a stand-up paddle female athlete. The film was shot entirely on location on St. Croix.
Activities will include church services, an Open House Workshop, bowling, Bingo, movies, beach day, citizenship day at the Legislature, a Government House cocktail reception and a cultural extravaganza.
The special art exhibit is part of the FFAM (Food, Fashion, Art and Music) Festival that will happen from 6-9 p.m., on Friday, April 20.
Kendra Kent's platform is centered around mental health/wellness awareness especially among her peers and entitled: “The Wounds Unseen.”
The annual Miss University of the Virgin Islands Ambassadorial Competition that will take place on Saturday, April 14, in the St. Croix Educational Complex Gymnasium.