Little League Baseball Returns to St. Croix 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 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 →

Monthly Jazz Event Highlights Local Artists, Supports Education

Dozens of people sat rapt on Saturday at The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMCArts), as they listened to the smooth sounds of local musicians, Eddie Russell and Friends. It’s all part of the Jazz at the Museum concert series offered free every month by CMCArts, and according to the museum’s board chair president,... Continue Reading →

Local Festival Keeps Christmas Tradition Going Hundreds of people came out Saturday to support the 11thannual Coquito Festival at the LaReine Chicken Shack in St. Croix.  According to Angel Diaz, one of the LaReine Chicken Shack’s co-owners, it’s an event that started as a way to give back to the community, and evolved when a suggestion was made to incorporate a... Continue Reading →

St. Croix Initiative To Give Homeless Individuals A Real Christmas

Ten Thousand Helpers of St. Croix, Inc. has been a beacon of light for men who may be homeless or suffer with mental illness. It’s a program that gives those individuals a second chance at life.  Malik Stridiron is the program director for Ten Thousand Helpers, and he’s been working for more than a decade to... Continue Reading →

Local NAMI Chapter to Take More Active Stance in Mental Health Care Advocacy

The issue of mental health has taken a back seat for decades in the Virgin Islands (VI), but recent concerns raised by local residents during the political campaign season brought it to the forefront. Several candidates on St. Croix used their campaigns to focus on mental health, and two of them, Senator-elect Alicia Barnes and Senator-elect... Continue Reading →

Federal Funding Received Critical for Mental Health Services in the VI

Frederiksted Health Care (FHC) in the U.S. Virgin Islands (VI) is one of several hundred community health centers across the nation that was awarded federal funds to address the substance abuse disorders and mental health challenges in the VI Territory.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on its website in June... Continue Reading →

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