This year’s St. Thomas Carnival theme is: “Illuminating our Culture for the World to See, St. Thomas Carnival 2023.” Carnival Village opens Monday evening April 24th with Kelly “Pupa Kelly” Charleswell reigning over his Musical Arena.
Remembering Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV
The Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV Marine Terminal is in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Formerly known as Tortola Wharf, this facility — named for a beloved local employee — is a hub for ferry service between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and between St. Thomas, St. Croix, and Puerto Rico.
Remembering V.I. Governor Melvin H. Evans (1917 – 1984)
The people of the Virgin Islands have the power to elect a governor every four years and also send a delegate to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his long career, Dr. Melvin Herbert Evans served in both roles.
A Nostalgic Look At Antilles Air Boats
Nautical scenes of the V. I. often include seaplanes. These days, Seaborne Airlines provides flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix. But island-hopping service dates back to 1963 when famed aviator Charles F. “Charlie” Blair, Jr. started Antilles Air Boats.
A Sure Bet for Fun: The Parrot Club in Cruz Bay
Located near the St. John ferry dock in Wharfside Village, The Parrot Club offers fun-filled gaming entertainment. Party with friends in a nightlife setting or escape the sun to enjoy cool air-conditioned comfort — a perfect place to enjoy tropical “Fun-Shine!”
Mongoose Junction, A St. John Shopping “Must”
So much more than a shopping center in the tropics, when it comes to everything from shopping, browsing and dining — to discovering unique art galleries in a storied setting — Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay is an absolute “must see” on St. John.
Spotlight on USVI Hotel & Tourism Association
Flamboyan Resort is a proud member of USVIHTA,a forward-thinking non-profit that “… serves as the unifying organization for hotels, guest houses, inns, condominiums, campgrounds and other tourism related business in the St. Thomas-St. John district of the United States Virgin Islands.”
Cruzan Rum – Deeply Rooted in VI History
Known locally as “The Rum of the Islands,” Cruzan Rum is rooted deep in St. Croix. Since the early 17th century, islanders have been adept at producing molasses and rum. Founded in 1760, the Cruzan tradition has been carried on by eight generations of the Nelthropp family at Estate Diamond.
ST. THOMAS CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF CARNIVAL IN THE VI
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the U.S. Virgin Islands announced the 70th edition of “Carnival Virgin Islands” on St. Thomas will be held from April 27 to May 1, 2022. This year’s theme is “A New Cultural Roogadoo for Carnival 2022.
Remembering Civil Rights Leader Rothschild Francis
Born on St. Thomas in 1891 when the island was part of the Danish West Indies, Rothschild “Polly” Francis was a councilman, civil rights activist. and labor leader. Through his publication, “The Emancipator,” he openly denounced injustices on Virgin Islanders by those in power.
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