People

Woman of many genres

She's smart,socially conscious, seductive and scholarly. She embraces you with her velvet voice, and you know she is in love with language- and with life.

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Her art tackles social issues

Barbadian artist Annalee Davis, who has exhibited her work throughout the Caribbean and abroad for more than 20 years, remains passionate about her Caribbean roots

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Meet Yndiana Montes

Meet Yndiana Montes, and you will not forget. Her enthusiasm for the Caribbean is infectious.

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Jamaica's Janet Silvera named top journalist

Jamaica's Janet Silvera's series about incest for The Gleaner newspaper received responses from around the globe, and earned her a prestigious award for excellence in journalism.

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Virgin Islander featured on Google Earth

The newest version of Google Earth includes video content by an underwater filmmaker from the Virgin Islands. Two of Deaton’s productions focus on the Caribbean.

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Megaly Perez creates from a special place

Her works are characterized by color, form and fantasy. Artist Megaly Perez says her vibrant paintings allow her the opportunity to connect with her highest self.

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The heart of hospitality

The songs she sings and the food she dishes out keep customers coming back for more. Gladys Isles-Jones has been the heart and soul of Gladys Cafe at Royal Dane Mall in St. Thomas for two decades.

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Feature Stories

A woman with focus in the Virgin Islands

A little more than a decade ago, Janice Mathurin was sick, overweight and lethargic, at risk for diabetes. Now she is almost half her previous weight, healthy, and helping Virgin Islanders transform their lives. Click for more.

Island Bill Eastern

Whether it's island or country songs, dance or easy listening, his guitar hums and his voice keeps people coming back for more. His dynamic show sets include tributes to the music legends of yesterday and today and crowd pleasing sing-a-longs. Click for more.

Adding value to economic development

He’s savvy, smart, and most important, a straight shooter, who can communicate the complexities of government programs. D. Jerry Garcia, who grew up in St. Croix, has been around Washington and the world. Now he’s back home. Click for more.

Green development key to success

When St. Croix's Onaje Jackson began his business in 1993, it took him to remote locations in Belize and Guyana. He says nobody new what ‘sustainable’ meant back then. Times have changed. Click for more.

The photography of Brenda Curley

She snapped her first photo as a teenager, intent on capturing the magic of a friend's face. Since then her camera has been a constant companion, chronicling her adventures in the islands and on the mainland from the Caribbean and Hilton Head to her native New England Click for more.

Krieger's creative vision

Norma Krieger has produced and managed multi-million dollar advertising projects for worldwide brands. Now she’s back home in her native St. Croix, bringing sophistication to her island-based agency, Krieger Creative Group. Click for more.

St. Croix based film featured in New York City

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Group, SOMOS, in partnership with IPG’s Multicultural Employee Resource Groups for Excellence (MERGE), celebrated Hispanic Heritage with a private screening of St. Croix filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz’s documentary film at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Click for more.

Waving the wedding wand

Destination wedding expert Jacqueline Johnson strives to create an authentic island experience that’s a win-win for couples and the vendors who make dreams come true. Click for more.

Mark Hansen carving a niche from tropical hardwoods

He’s carved out a niche for his extraordinary wooden products, with artistic detail and island durability. Click for more.

Service Seaborne style

Marcy Heistand has seen Seaborne Airlines grow from a small seaplane based operation to a busy regional airline. During this growth, Heistand has helped establish a level of service, which exceeds what consumers expect from an airline. Click for more.

The buzz about bees

It’s a sweet mission, especially for Francis Jackman, who is thought to have honey flowing through his veins. Click for more.

The zemi inspired art of Roy Lawaetz

Roy Lawaetz, a native of St. Croix, has put the Virgin Islands on the global map by exhibiting his paintings at prestigious art events around the world. Click for more.

Jamaica's Janet Silvera wins top journalism honor

Jamaica’s Janet Silvera was recently presented with the prestigious Hector Bernard/Theodore Sealy Award for "Best News Journalist." at the Press Association of Jamaica's National Journalism Awards Ceremony. Click for more.

Bringing beauty back home

St Croix Plastic Surgery and MediSpa offers state of the art services from an internationally respected surgeon. Click for more.

Randall shares his Life Lessons

Fortunately Alex Randall’s self-published missive called “ Life Lessons from Louie Motherball, Margaret Mead, and the Good News Guy" has plenty of engaging anecdotes, eccentricities and insights to keep you turning the pages. Click for more.

His brown thumb makes green gardens

Carlos Robles is known as the host of "Homegrown" on Virgin Islands Public television station WTJX–TV. Click for more.

Investing in her culture

She’s traveled around the world and is now back home, promoting Virgin Islands crafts and culture in Frederiksted St. Croix. Click for more.

Trinidad Charlie

Meet Charlie Deyalsingh also known at Trinidad Charlie, St.John's first condiment king who began developing his legendary hot sauces back in 1985. Click for more.

Drums of Sully Cally

Sully Cally, a percussionist, actor and musicologist from Martinique, has published a book packed with information about his country's traditional music. Click for more.

Her paradise is sweet and spicy

Some like it hot. Others like it hotter. Cheryl Miller caters to both, and also to those who want sweetness and spice in their life. Miller created A Taste of Paradise about a decade and a half ago in St. John. Click for more.

The mouse that roared

Anguilla was awarded a gold medal in the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anguilla’s Glendon Carty was also voted the Caribbean's Chef of the Year. Click for more.

Caribbean hotelier of the year

David Dodwell, owner of The Reefs Hotel & Club in Bermuda and Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis, was recognized as the 2010 “Caribbean Hotelier of the Year” at Caribbean Marketplace 2011, hosted at the new Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Click for more.

In the company of family

He’s a seasoned CEO, community leader, and philanthropist. He’s also a musician, former guitarist in a professional band, and previous head of a recording company in New York City. Jim Tunick isn’t your average insurance executive. Click for more.

The science of inclusion

Nicolas Drayton's personalizes science and technology in the Virgin Islands. He's devising new ways to get them both under our skin. Click for more.

Vision outside the classroom

Gene Emanuel, iconic professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, died in July 2011. We remember him as a dedicated guardian of Caribbean culture. We reprint our profile as a small tribute to a man who remains larger than life. Click for more.

Maestro of marriage

She takes care of everything from the license to the limousine- and dozens of details and flourishes in between. She’s a maestro of marriages, a wizard who transforms a couple’s fantasy into magical moments they never forget. Click for more.

An artist for all seasons

He sees the natural world as images to draw, sculpt and paint. And he expresses his views of people and politics with his satirical pen. Click for more.

Elegant English adventurer

The mythic James Bond may have lived a bit more dangerously, but the life of the very real Robin Tattersall has been punctuated with Bond like elements of elegance, adventure and the indisputable contribution of kismet. Click for more.