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Posts tagged: Tortola
Words by Kaya.lah—
As the Caribbean Carnival calendar goes, after the March Madness of Brazil, T&T and Dominica, it’s up to Jamaica, then St. Maarten and Rock City—that’s St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.— to carry the load of the road into May. As on our sister islands across the Caribbean, carnival on St. Thomas—also known as VI Carnival— is a celebration of life, with music, food, bacchanal and general revelry coming together to produce festive fun, joy and community togetherness. Of course, it has its own distinctive traditions and sounds.
Words by Jesse Serwer
A big LargeUp to British Virgin Islander Melanie Amaro for her win on X-Factor last night. It’s truly been a huge year for Caribbean women on US TV reality shows, as the Tortola-raised South Florida resident is celebrating her victory less than two months after Trinidad’s Anya Ayoung-Chee emerged victorious from the latest season of Project Runway. Watch Melanie’s “I Wish I Could Fly” duet with R. Kelly from Wednesday night’s performance finale, and read more about her BVI roots here.
Words by DJ Gravy
For a lush area of the world that’s synonymous with paradise, going green seems like a logical and necessary step for the Caribbean. There is a good amount of development happening right now and with that activity comes great responsibility for intelligent planning. Brand new “Green” status hotels are popping up, corporate industries are remodeling with eco-friendly policies–plus yacht and boating clubs are stepping their game up too, as the global standard has clearly been raised. In honor of Earth Day, we took a (virtual) trip down to the Islands to check what types of environmental progress and “green” initiatives are taking place.