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St. John Carnival 'Most Beautiful Melting Pot of Diversity' Says Plaskett as Village Opens With Nadia…

Ernice Gilbert | July 01, 2022

The St. John Carnival Village, named Jordan Ville in honor of Derron Jordan — a St. Johnian described by Governor Albert Bryan as "the man that makes it happen" — opened on Thursday with great performances from artists both local and foreign, including popular Soca sensation Nadia Batson. Ahead of the entertainment, however, local leaders spoke of the uniqueness of St. John's carnival.  "Is not St. John Carnival the sweetest carnival of all?" said Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett during remarks. "Is not the village in St. John the most beautiful melting pot of diversity, of camaraderie, of everyone coming together and having a safe and beautiful time together?" Dept. of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte stated, "Something about St. John, when you come and get off the ferry, it's like all the worries in the world go away. We love St.…

What Rain? Virgin Islanders Brave Stormy Weather to…

Ernice Gilbert | May 02, 2022

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS — The weather forecast was projected the night before: it would rain heavy…

Mas is Back: Jouvert Morning Returns After Pandemic-Induced…

Staff Consortium | April 29, 2022

It got off to a late start, but Jouvert Morning in St. Thomas — back after a two-year pandemic-induced…

St. Croix Carnival Happening in All its Glory Come…

Ernice Gilbert | May 26, 2021

The Crucian Christmas Festival (St. Croix carnival) was cancelled in 2020, a decision forced by the…

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