Members and volunteers of the Virgin Islands Carnival Committee have selected their theme for Carnival 2013: “A Tropical Scene for Carnival 2013”
Executive Director for the VICC Caswil Callender said, he likes that the theme is simple this year. “All involved in Carnival 2013 will enjoy incorporating this theme into their personal expressions,” Callender said. “I can already imagine how creative and beautiful the designs for booths and floats will be this year.”
Tenese Lockhart is given credit for the theme although the Carnival Committee slightly modified her submission. For her contribution, Tenese Lockhart will receive a Carnival 2013 Season Pass to all events sponsored by the Carnival Committee and the theme will be used for all Carnival events and will be posted with the winner’s name in the Carnival Booklet.
For more information on Carnival 2013, contact the Carnival Committee office at (340) 776-3112.
Virgin Islands Carnival Committee
The 29th annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cookoff will take place on St. Thomas on Sunday, August 18, 2013 on Brewer's Bay Beach at the University of the Virgin Islands, from 12 noon to 6:00pm.
The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI - www.chili.org) was, as stated on its website, "Chartered to Raise Money for Charity through the Promotion of Chili". Each year, the organization oversees preliminary cookoffs scattered far and wide, from Canada to the United States Virgin Islands. The Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cookoffs began in 1985, folding into CASI as a Pod in 1994 for the first time. Rules and requirements came under the aegis of CASI's Rules and Guidelines, but that certainly did not dampen the fun.
Reggae star and U.S. Virgin Islands native Pressure Buss Pipe lays it down a cappella for Nairobi Kenya's Firehouse Sounds in livication to Rastafari, Kenya, Africa and culture
Photographer and painter Ray Miles will be hosting his annual exhibit with a collection of his distinctive works which includes black and white and color photographs and oil paintings of the island that he calls home: St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. Calling this an "exhibit" does not do this announcement justice; this is actually a 3-day event, which begins on Friday, Nov. 18 with a cocktail mixer from 5-7pm at the Johansen House on Weymouth Rhymer Highway.
Then, on Saturday, Nov. 19 the gallery will be open from 10am to 6pm, and on Sunday Nov. 20 from 12pm to 5pm. Private showings will also be available, by appointment.