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Friday, April 3, 2020

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Caribbean Writer Now Accepting Submissions for Volume 35

The Caribbean Writer is calling for submissions for Volume 35 under the 2020 theme: “Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past, Imagining a Future.”

The Caribbean Writer Announces Volume 33 Prize Winners

The Caribbean Writer has announced the prize winners for its Volume 33 edition. Winners in the various categories include the following.

Weezy Awards Fundraiser Set for January 14

This year’s event will be held from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Sand Castle on the Beach, Frederiksted.

Complex H.S. Art and Drama Students Tour NYC, Plan Release of Cultural Calendar

St. Croix Educational Complex High School art and drama students participating in the school’s Virgin Islands Cultural Contributors Calendar Project enjoyed a record 2019 with an educational and inspiring trip to New York City.
Tanya-Marie Singh testifies before the Senate in 2016. (File photo)

WTJX is Now on Dish Network

Dish customers will get their first big treat in January when WTJX broadcasts the festival parades live on Jan. 3 and 4 as it celebrates music, culture and pageantry.

Marine Toys for Tots and HTA Distribute Over $79,000 in Toys to Local Children

The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association and St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association along with the Puerto Rico branch of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation distributed toys to nearly 2,500 children.

Reading Challenge Fun Day Celebrates Students’ Summer Reading Success

St. Croix students who completed the 11th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge in September were treated to a fun day at the Agriculture Fair Grounds on Dec. 7, where Juanita Gardine K-8 School was announced as the school with the most books read.

Street Level VI Donates Money to G-Clef’s VI Youth String Orchestra

Students, ages 8 to 17 and from both public and private schools, are eligible to join this new music education program.

Sen. Jackson Remembers Tradition Bearer, Calypsonian Lord Blakie

Senator Myron D. Jackson remembers Carnival icon Kenneth “Lord Blakie” Blake and his contributions to Virgin Islands history and music.

Division of Cultural Education to Hold Pop-Up Workshop on Dec. 13

According to Division of Cultural Education Director Valrica Bryson, the workshop will “engage both our students and the community to learn the various dance art forms of the Virgin Islands.”

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