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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 generally happier people to be around after a good nights sleep. When our sleep is disturbed on the other hand even the most basic daily activities... Read More »

Protection Tips during the cold and flu season

Mother Nature’s Medicine Cabinet for Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is looming on the horizon and as the saying goes, "The best offense is a good defense!" With so many variations of the flu virus and "common cold" at large, even the best vaccinations and due diligence may not protect you and your family from becoming... Read More »

2017 St. Thomas Carnival USVI

2017 St. Thomas Carnival Announcements

"A Centennial Commemoration for Our 65 Carnival Celebration!" For more information about V.I. Carnival 2017, contact the Carnival Committee's office at 340-776-3112 or visit www.vicarnival.com  VI Carnival 2017 Schedule Join us April 1 – April 29 for... Read More »

Upcoming Events

STIR Day 1 by Ingrid Aber

STIR 2017, St. Thomas International Regatta

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 22 – 26, 2017 STIR 2017, St. Thomas International Regatta St. Thomas Yacht […]

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PlayingRing

Playing Ring: Tea Meeting

Reichhold brings back its award winning series with a focus on how our communities evolved […]

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2017 VI Carnival

2017 Virgin Islands Carnival

"A Centennial Commemoration for Our 65 Carnival Celebration!" It’s time again for the Virgin Islands […]

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Artist Introductions
Jamaican Singer Jack Radics Kicking Off His 2017 Tour

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

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

2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch

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

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

Smooth Sailing by Menace | Flow 2016 Party Monarch

2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch

Contestant: Menace  One of the most exciting events of the 2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch was held at the Antigua Recreation... Read More »

Can’t Explain by Tian Winter | Flow 2016 Party Mo...

Contestant: Tian Winter  One of the most exciting events of the 2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch was held at the Antigua Recreation... 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 »

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

GOVERNOR MAPP’S 2017 STATE OF THE TERRITORY ADDRESS

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

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

Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal

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... 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 »

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 »

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 treatment, or... 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 »

Jabari “Jahman” Carrington

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

Byron Bash

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

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 C...

Online Music Marketing Strategies: How Helping Others Can Help You

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... 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 »

The passing of Shirlene C. Farrell-Aduna

Passing of Shirlene C. Farrell-Aduna

With deepest regrets, we announce the passing of Shirlene Farrell-Aduna. She passed away June 3, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, after a courageous... 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

Renovations planned for UAS Ketchikan maritime facilities

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Construction is expected to start later this year on a nearly $6 million overhaul of University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan’s Regional Maritime and Career... Read More »

Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars Russian singer Samoi...

The European Broadcasting Union, which founded Eurovision, says it is “deeply disappointed”. Source: Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars... Read More »

Chicago planetarium hosts event based on ‘Hidden ...

CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago museum and planetarium are teaming up to host three days of events inspired by the stories portrayed in the Oscar-nominated... Read More »

US TV host Tomi Lahren ‘suspended over pro-choice...

Tomi Lahren told the government to “stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well”. Source: US TV host Tomi Lahren ‘suspended... Read More »

Silver tells NBA team owners to take note of rest issue

By TIM REYNOLDS MIAMI (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league’s board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are... Read More »

Sports

Irfan Fandi fits role of Singapore national defender – Sund...

By ESPN staff Dez Corkhill and John Wilkinson preview Singapore’s upcoming matches against Afghanistan and Bahrain. Singapore coach Varadaraju Sundramoorthy reveals his hopes for the team... Read More »

Singapore’s Khairul Nizam vows to mend ̵...

By ESPN staff Dez Corkhill and John Wilkinson preview Singapore’s upcoming matches against Afghanistan and Bahrain. Home United forward... Read More »

Bastian Schweinsteiger set to join Chicago Fire from Ma...

By ESPN staff Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to be the latest big name to join Major League Soccer. World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger has joined Major... Read More »

Roma in good shape, despite UEL exit

After another disappointing European exit, Gab Marcotti examines the current state of Roma. Source: Roma in good shape, despite UEL... Read More »

Orlando City 2-1 Philadelphia: Via MLS

A Cyle Larin brace gave Orlando City their second-straight win to start the 2017 season, edging a stingy Union side. Source: Orlando City 2-1 Philadelphia:... Read More »

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OAS Companies ask for Judicial Recovery

The group will sell assets to pay off debts and capitalize on their core business, heavy construction SAO PAULO, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OAS Group has filed this... Read More »

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 »

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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 »

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St Lucia Government and Opposition At Odds Over Controversial Development

By Caribbean360 The post St Lucia Government and Opposition At Odds Over Controversial Development appeared first on Caribbean360. Source: St Lucia Government and Opposition At Odds Over... Read More »

CONCERT REVIEW: Cher MGM National Harbor more show than concert

By Eric Althoff “What’s your grandmother doing tonight?” With that, Cher, now 70, launched into the heart of her show at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Friday... Read More »

Dame Vera Lynn: The Forces’ Sweetheart turns 100

As Dame Vera Lynn turns 100, BBC News looks back at the life of the Forces’ Sweetheart. Source: Dame Vera Lynn: The Forces’ Sweetheart turns... Read More »

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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 »

“Bam Bam Ville” by MiMi

"Bam Bam Ville" by MiMi Press play below to listen to Bam Bam Ville by Mimi. http://focusvi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Bam-Bam-Ville.mp3 Sang by... Read More »

Dev – “My Story”

Dev – "My Story"  Press play below to listen to "My Story" by Dev. http://focusvi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/My-Story.mp3 A Utopia Mega... 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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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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Face to Face With Addie Ottley.

Face to Face is a weekly interactive program that focuses on the events that affect the Virgin Islands community. Enjoy candid conversations about news, politics and arts and... Read More »

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 AM Radio.

Headlines in Focus

"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 »

Keimo Therapy

Who’s Keimo and What’s Keimo Therapy?

Keimo Therapy, a multi-versed/ multi-talented producer, songwriter, artist and entrepreneur, has a unique and very distinguishing style of music, which he calls Southern Caribbean. Keimo... Read More »

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70,000 YEAR-OLD AFRICAN SETTLEMENT UNEARTHED

Article created on Sunday, July 20, 2014 During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznań, have... Read More »

Relationships: Why Do Some People Attract People Who Can’t ...

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 »

OPEN LETTER: Human and land rights violation against the Garifuna...

To: Honorable Janice Schakowsky and Members of Congress The Garifuna Nation, which is comprised of about thirty Garifuna organizations from the countries of “Yurumein”... Read More »

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Morneau Shepell accelerates growth in the Caribbean and South America

By CaribPRWire Source: Morneau Shepell accelerates growth in the Caribbean and South... Read More »

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In conflicts, faith leaders must often stay above

If faith leaders take sides in a conflict, do they give up any possible role as a trusted mediator? The North African country, which had a budding democracy in 2011 after ousting dictator... 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 »

Ruby Dee

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

La Reine Farmer’s Market

  Features a variety of vegetables, fruits, plants, prepared sauces and other goodies from farmers across the island. Location: Mid Island at the La Reine Intersection... Read More »

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The Focus VI Financial Section is Coming Soon! Financial news and personal financial advice on retirement planning, college saving, taxes, mortgages, autos, real estate, investing and... Read More »

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Heart Disease in Women

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 »