How Did Cariso Begin?

By Cedelle Petersen-Christopher Cariso is a melodic memory of our African past. It is an art form that was brought to the Virgin Islands and the rest of the Caribbean during the enslavement of West Africans. It is a form of communication that was done secretly so that the slave master could not understand. It […]

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Virgin Islands Transfer Day – To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate

By Dr. Eugene A. Petersen Many times we jump on a band wagon because people that we like or trust are on the band wagon. I would like to suggest that we begin to think for ourselves and in order to process reasonable thoughts we must educate ourselves and be aware of the facts. Our […]

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Great Foods of St. Croix

By Dr. Denise Bennerson Recently, St. Croix Virgin Islands has been recognized in the media for preparing great fresh Caribbean food – which is wonderful; however for those of us that live on St. Croix – traditional fresh food – sometimes referred to as ‘from farm to table’ is nothing new. We have always had […]

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Pause for Clarity

By Tierra Destiny Reid A new life begins with a new decision. A new decision is best after a pause. Taking time to pause allows us to see our lives clearly. We are then able to honor our past while also welcoming new beginnings. Whether it is a new relationship, job, or personal goal, taking […]

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Marriage Can Win

By Eric & Dr. Sakeisha Hylick We are so excited about your journey. Whether you are considering marriage, are recently married or have been married for quite some time, we want your marriage to WIN! As a couple we have spent the last 10+ years of our 18 year marriage empowering husbands and wives to […]

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His, Hers & Ours: Blending the Family Marriage with Ten Step-Parenting Challenges and Solutions

By Etienne A. Gibbs, BA, MSW Preparing for the wedding date is such a joyful and stressful experience! For most single couples entering into their first marriage, the love they have for each other carries them through the joys and the stresses. Not quite so easy for either partner who will bring their children into […]

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Makeup Ideas for Your Caribbean Wedding

By Beew Khan There is something truly magical about Caribbean weddings. Everyone wishes to have a wedding like that, but those who do are quite lucky ones. Your wedding day is one of the most important occasions in your life, and that means everything needs to be perfect. Your makeup needs to be on fleek […]

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Do You Really Need a Travel Agent?

By Geri Simpson With all of the easy access to online travel portals and the myth that using a travel agent is an added expense, it is easy to see why folks believe that they are not a needed source. It is only when they run into problems with their travel plans that they feel, […]

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Precious, Precious Memories

By Randy Germain Precious, Precious Memories – How They Ever Linger & Why They Should Never Leave Our Souls Imagine waking up one  morning just to realize that today is your wedding day on the  beautiful and enchanted little island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Oh what a magical  moment…your wedding day on  St. […]

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The Role of the Groom in Your Caribbean Wedding

By John Lindholm So you’ve decided to have a destination wedding on the US Virgin Islands in St. Croix. Fantastic choice! A Caribbean wedding is romantic and memorable, but requires a lot of planning and coordination. The going joke is that the bride plans 90% of the wedding, and while that just may be true, […]

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