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Positive Nelson steps up to the counter of a farm tienda staffed by Shelli Brin Olive, Nicole Schuster and her daughter. (Elisa McKay photo)

St. Croix Foundation Partners to Launch ‘Farm Tienda’

The St. Croix Foundation and the Coca Cola Company launched Farm-Tienda in partnership with local farmers on Friday at the Ann Abramson Pier in Frederiksted. The project supports the agriculture sector on St. Croix by granting eligible farmers a durable and moveable “farm stand” for the expansion of their local business.
Matt Landau of the Vacation Rental Show speaks with Abigail Hendricks of St. John about the island's recovery after the 2017 hurricanes. (Image from The Vacation Rental Show)

Online Vacation Rental Show Showcases St. John

The latest episode of "The Vacation Rental Show," a series streamed in partnership with hotel booking giant Booking.com, showcases the beaches, sights, sounds, food and culture of St. John, hoping to entice some more visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Flambo Combo Performs in San Juan

On Saturday evening, the melodic sounds of the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Flambo Combo cultural ensemble delighted those who gathered to listen to the outdoor jam session in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Volunteers Sherry-Ann Francis, Shena Esannason, and Alice Krall talk to Gift Hill School students about careers. (Amy Roberts photo)

Junior Achievement Uses Games to Teach Financial Literacy

What’s the difference between a debit card and a credit card? Every seventh-grade student who attends public school should now know the answer to that question, thanks to a program titled “Economics for Success” sponsored by Junior Achievement Virgin Islands.
viNGN Chief Information Officer Daryl Wade, left, pores over a map with lead field technician Celestino White Jr.

viNGN’s Post-Storm Hotspots Are Staying to ‘Bridge Digital Divide’

Roughly 20 months after the 2017 hurricanes, viNGN has 15 free hotspots around the territory, each with up to one gigabyte of shared bandwidth. Each hotspot serves users in the thousands daily, and the tens of thousands in a week.
Kim Lyons in 2016 with some of her batik work. (File photo)

‘Stitches & Time’ – Incarcerated Women Tell Their Stories

A new book offers a glimpse of life for women behind bars in the U.S. Virgin Islands. "Stitches & Time" is a collection of stories written by four female inmates of the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

Burst Water Main Injects Sediments Into Charlotte Amalie Harbor

A burst 2-foot high pressure drinking water main right at the waterfront of Charlotte Amalie temporarily caused cloudy water in the harbor. Widespread rumors of a sewer spill are untrue.
Firefighter Bruce Rhymer supports a “patient” while rappelling down the side of Schneider Hospital during a rope rescue exercise.

V.I. Firefighters Get Specialized Rope Rescue Training

Last week, 16 members of the Virgin Islands Fire Service received just that, scaling the walls of Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas as part of a week-long course in technical rope rescue.
Dr. Ashlee Lillis spoke Thursday about coral restoration efforts on St. Croix. (Anne Slafia photo)

STX Becoming an Innovation Hub for Coral Restoration

With coral reefs on the decline in tropical regions worldwide, The Nature Conservancy has established a program to amp-up restoration, conservation, and research in the Caribbean and is making St. Croix a “coral innovation hub.”
Model Natasha Sinanan is a swirl of color in the High Fashion category Sunday in the St. Croix Style Fashion Week finale. (Linda Morland photo)

Model Competition Concludes STX Fashion Week

A total of 18 models competing in five different categories strutted the runway Sunday in the sixth annual V.I. Model of the Year Competition,...

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