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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, August 3, 2020


FirstBank Appoints Valdamier Collens New USVI Regional Executive

In this position, Val Collens will be in charge of spearheading and continuing FirstBank’s strategic growth in its USVI business operations on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

Dr. Carina Felix Beginning in V.I.’s STEMPREP Project Reaches Goal to Become Physician

Dr. Carina Felix is a new intern in the general surgery department at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She began her journey during the summers of her high school years at the St. Croix Educational Complex.

St. Croix ESL Teacher Is Featured Educator of the Month

Hennemann, who has been teaching for 28 years, said her approach to teaching English learners is to first build their self-esteem. On St. Croix, English learners historically come from Spanish, French Creole, Tagalog, Arabic and Serbian backgrounds.

The Caribbean Writer Chooses Winners of Literary Prizes

The Caribbean Writer, nestled within the University of the Virgin Islands College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, has announced the prize winners for its Volume 32 edition. Winners in the various categories are as follows:

Chef Taj Siwatu Wins Trophies at National Buffalo Wing Contest

Chef Taj Siwatu, owner of Buddha Sushi Sake Bar & Grill, won first place in the “Creative Sweet Wing” category and third place for “Best of Show” at the 18th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Community Engagement Award Given to UVI Exchange Student

The now rising senior, a psychology major who left UVI for Alabama State University for the Spring 2019 semester, is lauded by the NSE program coordinators for her exemplary performance.

D’Amour Performs Outstandingly at World Youth Archery Championships

D’Amour set a USVI overall record for a WA36 round and set the record for a Junior WA36 round with a 325 out of 360..

Carnival Cruise Line, Officials and WICO Honor V.I. Heroes

Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan Jr. were homored recently for rescuing a wheelchair-bound cruise passenger who accidentally fell off the WICO dock on St. Thomas last week.

V.I. Archers Continue to Impress at National/ International Competitions

During the three-day competition, Crucian Bruce Arnold became the first Virgin Islander to qualify for the U.S. Open, and he set a personal best score across 144 arrows.

Former PSC Head Johan Clendenin Gives Electrifying Speech at Summit

Chairman Emeritus Commissioner Johan Clendenin, the former head of the V.I. Public Services Commission, has won the coveted title of "Most Electrifying Speech," while attending the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners Policy Summit.





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