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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, at 7:00 PM.  Tonight’s address to include the USVI’s critical financial... Read More »

UWI Research Days Targets Regularising ECG Tests for Student-Athletes

UWI Research Days Targets Regularising ECG Tests for Student-Athletes

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 staging slated for February 1-3 on the grounds of the Mona Campus, will reveal the latest... Read More »

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 »

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 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 »

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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
HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY

HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY

Every February 14th, across the Virgin Islands, the entire United States and many other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of Saint... Read More »

Richard Doumeng and Colleagues Recognized at Tommy...

  Managing Director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Richard Doumeng and eight exceptional individuals employed in the tourism industry were... Read More »

Buddha Sushi – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Buddha Sushi, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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

Victors New Hideout

Victors New Hideout. This photo of Victor's New Hideout is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Restaurant and Catering Services Visit Victor's New Hideout for authentic Caribbean and American foods. Try the Lobster Montserrat, chunks of lobster... Read More »

Ocean 362 Restaurant

Ocean 362 Restaurant

Gallows Point Resort St. John opened Ocean 362 Restaurant in November 2013 with acclaimed Chef Ramesh Pillai. The restaurant brings contemporary American... Read More »

Bulletin Board
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 »

CRUISE SHIP VIEW FROM WSTA

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

Passing of Shirlene C. Farrell-Aduna

The 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 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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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 »

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... 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 »

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 »

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

Wheaton’s Cantigny Park, museums undergoing renovation

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) – Cantigny Park outside Chicago, once the private estate of a former publisher of the Chicago Tribune, will be getting a face lift over the next five years. Executive... Read More »

How special effects helped create Dr Strange’...

How to create special effects worthy of an Oscar nomination, by one of the creators of Dr Strange’s worlds Source: How special effects helped... Read More »

The Latest: Judge blocks law on posting actors’ a...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Latest on a ruling to block a California law that allows entertainment professionals to force a website to remove their ages.... Read More »

Naomie Harris: What getting an OBE means to me

The actress explains why she feels being ennobled by the Queen sends out a “powerful” statement. Source: Naomie Harris: What getting an OBE means... Read More »

Baseball’s Hall of Fame to honor ‘The Simps...

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – Baseball’s Hall of Fame will honor “The Simpsons” on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the... Read More »

Sports

Europa League round of 16 draw: when is it and at what time?

By ESPN staff The draw is due to take place from around 12.00 GMT, 7 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 24. The first legs will take place on March 9, with the return ties seven days later. The draw for the... Read More »

Any hope for Sutton against Arsenal?

With Lincoln City capturing the imagination in the FA Cup, the FC panel look to see if Sutton United can emulate them. Source: Any hope for Sutton... Read More »

FA Cup quarterfinal draw: When is it and at what time?

By PA Sport The FA Cup fifth-round draw will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at around 6.15 p.m. GMT, 1.15 p.m. ET. Ties to be played the weekend of March... 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 »

Become a Sponsor of USVI Horse Races

Become a Sponsor of USVI Horse Races

THEY’RE OFF & RUNNING Dear Horse Race Sponsor:   PEO Productions presents Live Radio and Video Streaming of Virgin Islands... Read More »

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  • USVI Summer Sports Camp Report

    June 30th through July 25th, 2014:  The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation is making applications available now for the 2014 Annual Summer Sports Camps coming up June 30th... 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 »

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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Giving Oceans a Break Could Generate US$83 Billion in Additional Benefits for Fisheries

By Caribbean360 The post Giving Oceans a Break Could Generate US$83 Billion in Additional Benefits for Fisheries appeared first on Caribbean360. Source: Giving Oceans a Break Could... Read More »

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has dementia

He forgot the words to classic songs and appeared physically unstable at concerts last weekend. Source: David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has... Read More »

New Zealand judge upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

By NICK PERRY WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his... 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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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 »

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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Face to Face with Addie Ottley

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 »

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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"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 »

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 »

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

Machel Montano

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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Excavations at Affad 23. Image: M. Osypińska

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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Marine Le Pen is latest French politician embroiled in fraud allegations.

A Friday email from the European Union’s anti-fraud group claimed that two of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s employees received salaries as European Parliament... 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 »