The Arts

VI Carnival Committee Lawsuit Against GVI Could Capsize Plans for Carnival in St. Thomas This Year

Ernice Gilbert | February 23, 2020

ST. THOMAS — The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee (V.I.C.C.) has mounted a strong case against the Government of the Virgin Islands for the trademarks and other intellectual property rights for the production of carnival in Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands where the V.I.C.C. has hosted VI Carnival for 68 years. With planning for the 2020 grand event — as per a bill signed into law by former Governor Kenneth Mapp creating the Division of Festivals — well underway by the Dept. of Tourism, the department where the Div. of Festivals is housed, the V.I.C.C. is moving forward with a lawsuit in the District Court of the Virgin Islands that has the potential to stop the planning of this year's carnival in its tracks through a temporary injunction as the matter is battled out in court. This would spell disaster for this year's…

Modern Dance Returns to Educational Complex High School

Staff Consortium | February 21, 2020

ST. CROIX — Following a seven-year hiatus, the St. Croix Educational Complex High School is again offering…