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St. Croix’s We Deh Yah Cultural Dancers Perform in Denmark for 100th Anniversary of Danish West Indian Society

The We Deh Yah Cultural Dancers of St. Croix took an exciting trip to Denmark last month.  The purpose of the trip was to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Danish West...

Jumping the Pier Starts the Summer for St. Croix Students

Every place has their own graduation celebrations… the quintessential one people picture is throwing the square academic caps you wear with traditional graduation gowns.  But on...

Caribbean Dance Company Celebrates 40 Years at Memorial Day Weekend Recitals

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The Caribbean Dance Company of the Virgin Islands (aka The Caribbean Dance School) celebrated 40 years of “preserving culture through dance” this weekend.  They hosted a...

19th Annual Children’s Color Run in Christiansted Draws Hundreds of Runners

The Virgin Islands Pace Runners hosted the 19th Annual Children’s Color Run early Friday evening.  The event was the start of a Jump-Up, hosted by the Christiansted Retail and...

St. Croix to Host Its Last Ironman Triathlon this Sunday

A chapter of St. Croix history is coming to a close.  This Sunday, May 7, 2017, the island will host its final Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, which offers 35 qualifying slots for the...

St. Thomas Celebrates Carnival

Despite torrential rains, carnival was celebrated on St. Thomas this weekend. While formalities began much earlier in the month with the Carnival Prince and Princess Selection Show...

St. Croix in the Eyes of A Frequent Visitor

  Thanks to my Dad, Jack Smith, (not pictured!) for contributing this post.  And for taking me to the beach often growing up.  So began my love of island life!   I love...

Holi Festival of Colors Celebrated on St. Croix

Recently a diverse group of families celebrated the annual Holi Festival on St. Croix at Cramer’s Park.  This year it was held on Sunday, March 12 in the late morning.  The...

Ziggy’s Hosts 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest

Ziggy’s Island Market, a popular gas station / convenience store / kitchen and tavern on St. Croix’s east end, hosted its 8th Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest on Sunday....

Virgin Islands Food Tours Impart Local Cuisine, History

I recently had the pleasure of taking a Virgin Islands Food Tour led by Anquanette Gaspard.  The tours are a newer option on St. Croix, which started last year.  Gaspard is the...