In This Issue…
THE FRUIT BOWL — A FAVORITE SINCE 1975
ENJOY ST. THOMAS CARNIVAL FESTIVITIES FOR 2023
Welcome to the
“Springtime in Paradise” Edition of
VI News ’n Views
In this issue of Coconut Post, a bright spotlight shines on Carnival 2023 where the theme is, “Illuminating our Culture for the World to See, St. Thomas Carnival 2023.”
Beginning on April 24th, Carnival Village features six evenings in a row filled with free local and international musical performances, as well as 30 colorful booths selling food and drinks, along with family-friendly rides, games, and festivities. Reigning over Carnival Village this year is Kelly “Pupa Kelly” Charleswell. You can read more about this fascinating local musician — and all the 71st Carnival has to offer — in this online publication.
The Coconut Post “Springtime in Paradise” edition also is showcasing the decades-long contributions The Fruit Bowl has been making to our island community. Family owned and operated since 1975, this unique enterprise not only carries the freshest fruits and vegetables in paradise; the business is equally well known for giving part time jobs to young students and encouraging them to succeed in all they do.
Since 1982, The Fruit Bowl has sponsored the annual “Women’s Jogger Jam,” the largest running event on St. Thomas. The annual event benefits The St. Thomas Family Resource Center. If you get the impression The Fruit Bowl is a highly respected island enterprise, how right you are!
Also this month, we are reflecting on the life of the late Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV (1924 – 2002). After starting out his working life as a messenger/ janitor, in 1991 he was commended by Congress for his expertise, contributions, and distinguished work ethic. In 1994, the VI Port Authority renamed the downtown Charlotte Amalie marine terminal in his honor. Read more about this remarkable Virgin Islander in the April issue of the Coconut Post.
Whether you are on St. Thomas for a day, week, month, or a lifetime, take time to enjoy Springtime in Paradise.
In addition to Coconut Post spotlighting slices of life in paradise, look for “Coco-bits” — tidbits of tasty info, island history, and fun-to-know facts scattered throughout the publication. Keep in mind here in the islands ‘views’ are visual — not so much editorial, LOL
Enjoy St. Thomas Carnival Festivities For 2023
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.
Island Mail Provides “Mail in a Breeze”
Whether you are a St. Thomas resident, business traveler, Caribbean sailor, or you are moving to the territory, Island Mail is at your service with a host of communication options. Services range from virtual and physical mailbox rental to office space rental and more.
Gaming Center’s Winning Move at Flamboyan
To keep the resort’s ever-popular VLT gaming experiences energized to the max, Flamboyan On The Bay relocated its Video Lottery Terminal Gaming Center to a new facility on the seven and a half-acre property. Try your luck at Keno, Blackjack, Poker and other fun games of chance.
The Fruit Bowl — A Favorite Since 1975
For nearly half a century, The Fruit Bowl has been pleasing savvy islanders and visitors with the freshest picks of produce in paradise. Established by Martin ‘Marty’ Goldberg, the family-owned business has expanded to offer meats, dairy products, groceries, and organics, too.
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