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Berea Hammond and the Harmony House Band

Beres Hammond Live

  Beres Hammond Live With Harmony House Band Saturday – February 18, 2017 9:00 PM At The Caribe Home Center, St. Croix, Across From Sunny Isle Beres Hammond LiveClick here for event details . . .   Beres Hammond Biography Beres Hammond (born Hugh... Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 us – resolutions of every shape and size seem to come out of the woodwork: dieting, exercising... Read More »

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NORTH SOUTH NET, INC. AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HOTEL & ...

North South Net, Inc. (NSN), an international custom publishing company, just announced it has entered into a partnership with the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association to develop an upscale destination magazine for the hotels and resorts on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. NSN... Read More »

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A Spiritual Festival With Fred Hammond

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Beres Hammond Live

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2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch

PROOF by Claudetter “CP Peters | Flow 2016 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 Antigua Recreation Grounds on Saturday July... Read More »

2016 Carnival in Antigua, the Flow Party Monarch

Smooth Sailing by Menace | Flow 2016 Party Monarch

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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 »

Anita Antoinette Named Musical Ambassador for Celebrati...

Anita Antoinette Named Musical Ambassador for Celebration of June National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2016

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), the nation’s leading Caribbean American advocacy and development organization, is pleased to announce... Read More »

Restaurants

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

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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 can accommodate three cruise ships... Read More »

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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

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Passing of Shirlene C. Farrell-Aduna

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

Jabari “Jahman” Carrington

Artist:  Jabari "Jahman" Carrington Genre:  Reggae Hometown:  St. Thomas, VI Record Label:  Splatter House Records   One of the most prominent... 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... 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 »

Four Things that Kill Your Chances for Music Career Suc...

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... Read More »

Health
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Prince Rogers Nelson, Dead at 57

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

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Fabian Is Not A Marley

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Human Parasites Cause Acne, Pimples, Blackheads & ...

Acne can be stopped. ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Most acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads are caused by parasites... Read More »

Healer Allan Haynes

 Allan Haynes followed in the footsteps of his grandfather in St. Thomas and became a healer. Haynes was never officially taught by his family,... Read More »

Why Organ Donation Is Important and What Kind of Organs...

Our body is made up of many organs that perform very specific functions. These organs are systems of cells and tissues that are assigned specific tasks... 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

Brit Awards: David Bowie, Skepta and Craig David scoop nomination...

David Bowie, Skepta and Craig David all scoop nominations for the 2017 Brit Awards. Source: Brit Awards: David Bowie, Skepta and Craig David scoop... Read More »

Embiid sparks 76ers to 1st 3-game win streak in 3 ...

By DAN GELSTON PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joel Embiid scored 24 points, blocked three shots and led the Philadelphia 76ers to their third straight... Read More »

SEAN PAUL KEEPS IT “LIT” WITH NO LIE VIDEO RELEASE

By Zaneek Wright Recording artiste Sean Paul on stage recently Multi-platinum artiste Sean Paul stays on top of his musical game with a new music video... Read More »

China overtakes US in screens but cinemas sit empty

By LOUISE WATT ZHUOLU TOWN, China (AP) – The brightly-decorated 3-D cinema in this town outside Beijing is showing the latest Chinese and Hollywood... Read More »

Chellavich Scores Big With IFE TOP 10 Voting Programme

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Sports

Crystal Palace lining up Patrice Evra move; Bayern to swoop for N...

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Manchester United set to pip Chelsea to MonacoR...

By ESPN staff If Man United do sign Tiemoue Bakayoko this month, Paul Mariner thinks his role initially will be as a squad player. The winter... Read More »

Bournemouth may want John Terry on loan; Palace to sell...

By ESPN staff Antonio Conte insists John Terry did not deserve to be sent off vs. Peterborough and suggests Chelsea may appeal. The winter transfer window is... Read More »

Man United, Man City eye up Spurs full-back duo Walker,...

By ESPN staff Craig Burley digs into the latest January transfer rumours with Ivan Rakitic’s link to Man City headlining. The winter transfer window... Read More »

Manchester City linked with move for Barcelona midfield...

By ESPN staff The FC crew evaluate Memphis Depay’s struggles with Manchester United and concerns about his lifestyle off the pitch. Ivan... Read More »

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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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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 »

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Gastro Outbreak In Guyana Sends Health Officials Investigating

By Caribbean360 The post Gastro Outbreak In Guyana Sends Health Officials Investigating appeared first on Caribbean360. Source: Gastro Outbreak In Guyana Sends Health Officials... Read More »

BBC iPlayer will aim to be ‘number one’ online TV ser...

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New Year, New Music from Lex-A-Million with Hot Dancehall Track &...

By Caribbean Entertainment Magazine Carving a name for himself in the dancehall arena by delivering feel good music that make you dance, St.Mary, Jamaica nativeLex-A-Million is kicking... Read More »

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“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 »

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     This riddim portrays various scenarios and lifestyles within the carnival atmosphere.      Everyone likes to party, everyone likes to fete.... Read More »

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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 »

Chewing Gum for Weight Control

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Did you know that chewing a piece of sugar-free gum may improve your dental health? Good dental health begins not only with what you eat, but... Read More »

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Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Which chocolate is healthier, milk chocolate or dark chocolate? If your answer is dark chocolate, then you are correct. During processing,... Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

Machel Montano & Peter Ottley, Interview after St. John Festival Performance (July 2014)

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July 7, 2014 – Caribbean Cuttie: The King of Soca Machel Montano is seen here  being interviewed by our very own Peter Ottley. He’s the CEO of Peter Ottley Enterprises,... 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...

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Morneau Shepell accelerates growth in the Caribbean and South America

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US blacklists Putin ally, alleged Litvinenko killers

The United States on Monday blacklisted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reputed top enforcer and the prime suspects in the murder of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London a decade... 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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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

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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

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