Help For Mental Health Is Available

  The United States Virgin Islands (USVI)is a melting pot with its diverse people and rich culture.  But like many other places, it too has its challenges.  One of those challenges, is mental health and the limited resources available to those needing help.  Currently, the Virgin Islands’ Department of Healthserves as the main government agency... Continue Reading →

Police Training Will Aid VI’s Mental Health System

The mental health system in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI)has its challenges. One of these include a lack of facilities for people with behavioral issues.  Recently, local lawmakers have been shining the light on the inadequacies of the local mental health system, which sometimes includes police response to people experiencing behavioral episodes. USVI Deputy Police Commissioner... Continue Reading →

It’s Slow Going, But Mental Health Is Moving Forward

Members of the Virgin Islands’ community affected by the lack of mental health care services in the Territory want to see improvements to the system, and one local resident is hopeful that that change is on the way.  St. Croix resident “Jen” says her brother is doing okay right now, but that wasn’t always the... Continue Reading →

Through Her Non-Profit, Virginia Clairmont Strives to Keep Her Town Clean

Virginia Clairmont has been on a mission to clean the streets of Frederiksted....literally.  For the last several years through her non-profit, Clean Sweep Frederiksted, she has galvanized hundreds of volunteers to action, to clean up the St. Croix town of Frederiksted, one corner at a time. For the Earth Day recognitions in April, Clairmont has... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Top Priority for Lawmakers; Forum Draws Advocates, Community

ST. CROIX – Dozens of people attended a mental health forum Thursday, hosted by two freshman senators from the St. Croix district who have vowed to make mental health a priority during their terms. Senator Allison deGazon and Senator Oakland Benta, chair of the senate committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services, offered the town... Continue Reading →

Emmanuella Perez-Cassius On Helping Today’s Youth

https://youtu.be/kLnbJGdyNBA Emmanuella Perez-Cassius has always loved working with children.  She has four of her own, and she will tell anyone that being a mother has defined her calling to help young people.  “You know I started really early in motherhood, and at first I didn’t embrace it, but once I embraced motherhood, it gave me... Continue Reading →

Little League Baseball Returns to St. Croix

https://youtu.be/UQjqMagKYi0 Little League Baseball returned to St. Croix on Saturday when the Elmo Plaskett Little League Eastorganization kicked off Opening Day with a parade and three games.   Dozens of people lined the streets to see the Little League teams walk from Fort Christiansvaernto the David C. Canegata Ball Parkto see baseball and softball played on... Continue Reading →

Ultimate Frisbee Popular In VI

https://youtu.be/F94cuTKwdNM Ultimate frisbee is not your typical sport.  According to a study done by author Gerald Griggs, it’s considered an alternative or lifestyle sport.  But in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the sport has gained in popularity in recent years, and the USVI joins many across the nation, and even internationally, in supporting the sport.... Continue Reading →

Rotary, Leatherback Partner To Fundraise For Education

Fourteen teams competed on March 9 in the first ever Play for a Purposekickball tournament hosted by Rotary Mid-Isle St. Croix, and sponsored by the Leatherback Brewing Company. “This is one of our fundraisers, and it’s a kickball tournament,”said Rotary Mid-Isle president Joe Caruso.  “Our club’s never held one of these before so it’s going... Continue Reading →

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