8:08 am - Tuesday June 27, 2017

USVI Shines at CHIEF and Taste of the Caribbean

MIAMI, FLORIDA (June 8, 2017) – USVI Hotel & Tourism Association President Lisa Hamilton was named Caribbean Association Executive of the Year during the June 2 opening of the third annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum in Miami, Florida. “This was an unexpected... Read More »

St. John Festival 2017

FESTIVAL & CULTURAL ORGANIZATION OF ST. JOHN, INC. PRESENTS St. John Festival 2017 Schedule of Events Festival Village Honoree: Robert O’Connor, Jr. Festival Food Fair Honoree: Karen L. Samuel Festival Parade Grand Marshal: Cooper Penn FESTIVAL THEME: The Present and... Read More »

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2017 St. John Festival

Join us at this year's St. John Festival 2017! St John’s Festival and Carnival season […]

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8th Annual Fashionista US Virgin Islands

8th Annual Fashionista – Fashion, Hair & Music

Every year IQ Global Events Group hosts one the biggest fashion events in St. Thomas […]

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Benny Demus

Benny D

Benny D (Demus): International SuperStar, Super Producer, DJ, Entertainer, Actor & Phenom. CEO of SuperVillain Beats. Konvict Muzik Member. Akon's Official DJ, Music Director &... Read More »

Ky-Mani Marley

Ky-Mani was born in Falmouth, Jamaica, but at the age of nine, he relocated to the inner-city of Miami . During his youth, Ky-Mani... Read More »

Hmmm…Food For Thought: A Year of Devotion and Sus...

Author Michael U. Anthony

Author Michael U. Anthony spent ten years sharing his gifts of faith and teaching through radio ministry. Now, he’s collected his inspired reflections... Read More »

Jamaican Singer Jack Radics Kicking Off His 2017 ‘...

Jamaican Singer Jack Radics Kicking Off His 2017 Tour

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2017 / PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Platinum selling Jamaican recording artist Jack Radics will take his Watershed Tour to... Read More »

PROOF by Claudetter “CP Peters | Flow 2016 Party ...

2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch

Contestant:  Claudetter "CP Peters One of the most exciting events of the 2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch was held at the... Read More »

Restaurants

Richard Doumeng and Colleagues Recognized at Tommy Star Awards an...

  Managing Director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Richard Doumeng and eight exceptional individuals employed in the tourism industry were honored Nov. 5 at the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and... Read More »

Buddha Sushi, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Buddha Sushi – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

BUDDHA SUSHI ST. THOMAS VIRGIN... Read More »

Bulletin Board

2017 BVI NATIONAL CULINARY TEAM PREPARES TO REPRESENT THE TERRITO...

After a year of territory-wide pre-competition practice dinners, the 2016/2017 BVI National Culinary Team is ready to represent the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and compete at the upcoming Taste of... Read More »

GOVERNOR MAPP’S 2017 STATE OF THE TERRITORY ...

LIVE STREAMING  –  JANUARY 30, 2017 32nd Legislature of the US Virgin Islands Governor Mapp to deliver the State of... Read More »

Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal

Austin "Babe" Monsanto Marine Terminal, St. Thomas, US Virgin isIands

The Austin "Babe" Monsanto Marine Terminal, located in Crown Bay, is one of two cruise ship ports in St. Thomas. It has two docks, which can... Read More »

CRUISE SHIP VIEW FROM WSTA

  LIVE WEB CAM FOOTAGE!   WSTA Crown Bay – St. Thomas Web Cam Courtesy of Melvin Foy Cruise Ship View From... Read More »

Love Jones – The Musical

LOVE JONES - THE MUSICAL

A Stage Adaptation of One of the Greatest Urban Films of All Time Starring: Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Dave Hollister... Read More »

Spoken Word Poetry

Ernestine Johnson Performs ‘The Average Black Girl’ o...

Ernestine Johnson is a compelling actress, performance poet and event host. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Ernestine, or  EJ as some call her started acting at ten... Read More »

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Passed Away Quietly in Her Home

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family: Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST, May... Read More »

THE MOVEMENT – A Spoken Word Poetry Film

Addie P. Abbott

Shot March – April 2013, "The Movement" is a short documentary about spoken word poetry, as an underground culture. The documentary is... Read More »

Spoken Word Poetry THE MALE EGO

Video Directed by Kareem Edouard, WGH Films. The second piece in Urbintel's series of live "poetical explorations". Featuring Akil Dasan,... Read More »

Fashion & Beauty
Louis Vuitton Perfumes - Mexico

Louis Vuitton Perfumes – A Fragrance Legacy

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Louis Vuitton House is getting ready to explore a new territory: that of perfumes. Though unprecedented and firmly anchored... Read More »

Capricorn

Capricorn and Essential Oils

Capricorn, 10th sign of the zodiac falls approximately between December 22- January 20. Symbolized by the Goat, Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth... Read More »

Island Style
UWI Research Days Targets Regularising ECG Tests for Student-Athletes

UWI Research Days Targets Regularising ECG Tests for Student-Athl...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KINGSTON, Jamaica: In light of recent cardiac mishaps with young Jamaican student-athletes, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona’s Research Days 2017... Read More »

black seed oil

Black Seed Oil, The Ultimate Fountain of Youth

Good sleep is vital for our health and happiness. We automatically look and feel at our best, are more productive in our everyday tasks and... Read More »

2016 BVI Emancipation Festival

Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE 2016 BVI Emancipation Festival

PRESS RELEASE | 29 JULY 2016 – 3:27PM Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE 2016 BVI Emancipation Festival 29th July,... Read More »

Jabari “Jahman” Carrington

Artist:  Jabari "Jahman" Carrington Genre:  Reggae Hometown:  St. Thomas, VI Record Label:  Splatter House... Read More »

THE ORIGINS OF J’OUVERT

J'ouvert is a large street party during Carnival in the eastern Caribbean region. J'ouvert is a contraction of... Read More »

Health
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TOP 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Resolution: the act or process of resolving: as a: the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones, b: the act of answering: solving, and c: the act of determining. The new year is upon... Read More »

Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

By Laurel Abell  |   Submitted On July 27, 2016 Whether consuming it, using it as a topical... Read More »

Inner Balance Colon & Hydrotherapy Center

Inner Balance Colon & Hydrotherapy Center

Greetings All and Happy New Year! Inner Balance will be open for service on the weekend, Friday Feb 17th-Monday Feb 20th, if you would like to get... Read More »

Prince Rogers Nelson, Dead at 57

Prince Rogers Nelson

  Post By D. A. Collins-Nears April 21, 2016: What a lost. Prince Rogers Nelson, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016, was arguably one... Read More »

Fabian Is Not A Marley

Fabian Is Not A Marley - DNA Don't Lie

DNA TESTS PROVIDE THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A series of DNA tests prove definitively that... Read More »

Cuisine
Chilean Beef Stew Recipe (one pot meal)

Cazuela de Vaca (Beef and Pumpkin Stew)

Chile has a distinctive cuisine, one in which the influences of Europe and indigenous traditions are both prominent.  Chile is known for its fantastic seafood, grilled meats, stews and... Read More »

Low-Calorie Sweetener Facts

What are low calorie sweeteners? Are they safe to use? Today’s nutrition tip concludes the diabetes awareness series with this confusing... Read More »

Starfish Market

Starfish Market is St. John’s largest grocery supermarket. They carry thousands of food items including a full deli and meat department, fresh produce... Read More »

Collard Greens The Caribbean Way With Chris De La Rosa

Chris De La Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com shares his recipe for making collard greens, with Caribbean flavors. This tasty way of cooking vegetarian collard greens... Read More »

Peas & Rice Jamaican Style

Chris De La Rosa

Recipe for making tasty Jamaican style rice and peas or peas and rice as it's also known as in Jamaica. Rice and peas is truly one of the more delicious... Read More »

Entertainment

Gaga on gay pride: It’s a time to shine light on equality

By MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK (AP) – Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of gay rights, says pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. “This weekend is a time for us all to reflect... Read More »

Teenage boy from Mumbai slum dances way to NY ball...

By MANISH MEHTA MUMBAI, India (AP) – The son of a welder from this city’s slums had a dream few Indians dared to dream – to... Read More »

Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward,...

The band were absorbing, challenging and just a little bit political on the Pyramid Stage. Source: Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward, but... Read More »

Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant at nationa...

By PAT GRAHAM SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Alysia Montano took two laps at nationals while pregnant with her first child. It was only fair she do the... Read More »

Johnny Depp hints at Trump ‘assassination’

“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” the star asks fans at Glastonbury. Source: Johnny Depp hints at Trump... Read More »

Sports

Russia’s Confed Cup showing doesn’t suggest future Wo...

By Mark Ogden, Senior Football Writer <photo caption="Russia gave it their best at the Confederations Cup but the hosts just lacked the quality to compete with the world's Source:... Read More »

Man United’s Michael Carrick open to playing...

By ESPN staff Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he could keep playing as long as his former teammate Ryan Giggs, who retired at age... Read More »

Brazil international Lucas Lima agrees deal to join Bar...

By Samuel Marsden Brazil international midfielder Lucas Lima will join Barcelona in January Source: Brazil international Lucas Lima agrees deal to join... Read More »

OnScene: ESPN FC’s Confederations Cup updates fro...

By ESPN staff ESPN FC is “OnScene” in Russia for the Confederations Cup.  With <a Source: OnScene: ESPN FC’s Confederations Cup... Read More »

ST. THOMAS HORSE RACING

St. Thomas Horse Racing, U.S. Virgin Islands. WSTA 1340 AM Radio and Live Streaming on www.focusvi.com

  Listen LiveVideo StreamingRacing ScheduleHosts & Sponsors Listen Live To WSTA RADIO 1340... Read More »

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Four Things that Kill Your Chances for Music Career Success

What do you believe is the number one thing that musicians are doing to ruin their chances at succeeding in the music industry? Is it: not practicing their instrument enough? Not putting... Read More »

Andre Ottley

Passing of Andre Romanus Ottley

We announce the passing of Andre Romanus Ottley who died on November 3, 2014. Andre is survived by his: Children:  Anthony Ottley and Andrea Ottley... Read More »

Mentoring Through the Arts of Music Workshops

Mentoring Through the Arts of Music Workshops

Dion Parson and team will be spending two weeks in St. Thomas mentoring and hosting workshops.  The first week,November 5-9 will feature former MTAM students Kai Richardson and... Read More »

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Blue Jays hold on for 7-5 win over Rangers after 6-run 1st

By STEPHEN HAWKINS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Darwin Barney’s two-run homer capped a six-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays held on for a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers... Read More »

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How Trump’s New Policies Could Affect A Major Hotel Group’s Expan...

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Fully Bad Riddim

Fully Bad Riddim  Clean Versions Below Fully Bad... Read More »

Mysta Lyon – Go Down Low

Mysta Lyon – Go Down Low      Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 22, 2015———- While Fay-Ann Lyons may have started the ball rolling ahead of... Read More »

Sky Movement Studio and ZigBoi Music presents the Hush Riddim

Sky Movement Studio and ZigBoi Music presents the Hush Riddim      Sky Movement Studio and ZigBoi Music presents the HUSH RIDDIM.        The... Read More »

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Food Safety

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, RD Do you know how to prevent bacteria from growing in your kitchen? Today, I have some food safety tips from the American Dietetic Association... Read More »

Foods that Help Fight Colds

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R If your typical daily routine includes skipping meals, indulging in high-fat or high-sugar foods, and lots of coffee, you are setting yourself... Read More »

Weight Loss Safety

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Every year millions of Americans, even Virgin Islanders, spend billions of dollars on weight loss diet plans, books, programs, pills, and... Read More »

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Byron Bash- #Which #Team #Run #It?

Byron Bash

Music from Byron Bash. Byron Bash is a Soca/Reggae Artist from the US Virgin Islands. For more music and information contact (340) 998-6206 or... Read More »

Online Music Marketing Strategies: How Helping Others Can Help You

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Online music marketing strategies can be tough, but sometimes, the best way to get by is by helping others. The best relationships, especially when it comes to business,... Read More »

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Morneau Shepell accelerates growth in the Caribbean and South America

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Congratulations on your much deserved honor of Teacher of the Year.

Karen Scarbriel Teacher of the Year

Congratulations on your much deserved honor of Teacher of the Year. We are so very proud of you. You have been a beacon of inspiration, knowledge, education and hope to so many... Read More »

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"Listen to Headlines in Focus" with Judi Shimel of CT News. Weekend news brought to you by Focusvi.com, WSTA Radio 1340 AM – Lucky 13, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin... Read More »

Virgin Islands Short Story Writing Contest

Virgin Islands Short Story Writing Contest

 St. Croix, VI ———– Cultural Conquest Association Inc. (CCA) is an organization composed of a group of young professionals eager to make a difference in... Read More »

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Relationships: Why Do Some People Attract People Who Can’t Love Them?

While some people will only know what it feels like to be with someone who can love them, there are going to be other people who only know what it feels like to be with someone who... Read More »

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Awareness among women about their No. 1 killer is increasing. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, a fact that just a few years ago, most women did not know.... Read More »

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Block this cervical-cancer causing virus More than half of all sexually active people get a genital infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives, but most... Read More »

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Romney Williams Age 77 of Hill Street, St. Croix, Died on September 17, 2014

Romney  Williams of Hill Street, St. Croix, died on September 17, 2014. He was 77 years old. Mr. Williams is survived by his former wife, Bernadine Williams; daughters: Ionie... Read More »

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Music icon James “Jamesie” Brewster Dies

We are said to announce the passing of Quelbe music icon James “Jamesie” Brewster. Brewster has performed throughout the region and the world – making multiple... Read More »

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Ruby Dee, Actress and Civil Rights Activist Dies at 91

National Public Radio Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age... Read More »

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Ridge to Reef Farm, St. Croix

Ridge to Reef Farm

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA ) program is an innovative per-season weekly buy-in share system, in which consumers receive a box of organic produce each week during each 12... Read More »

RA’s Sonrise & Daughter Stand Farm, St. Croix

RA’s Sonrise & Daughter Stand Farm

Location: Corner of Rte 72 & Rte 69 (by Annaly Farm) Farm Stand Hours: Telephone: (340) 332-0039 Produce can also be purchased... Read More »

La Reine Farmer’s Market, St. Croix, Virgin Fresh Honey

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