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ST. THOMAS – “…It is less about beauty and more about intellectual skill set and ambassadorial performance.” That’s how Che-Raina Warner characterized the 2016 Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition, themed Broadway in Paradise. “I am proud to be one among a cadre of beautiful and intelligent contestants,” she said.
While the Voice doesn’t favor one contestant over another, we thought it would be interesting to see the competition through the eyes of one of our majors. Warner, 23, is a Communications junior at UVI set to graduate next spring and one of seven contestants who will be vying for the Miss UVI crown at an event slated for March 26 at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Continue reading A COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR’S AMBASSADORIAL PLANS
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ST. CROIX – Before a tent-filled audience and surrounded by booths of vendors, St. Croix’s 45th annual Agrifest got off to a late but rousing start on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Among 100 platform guests and those making special remarks at the opening ceremony was President David Hall of the University of the Virgin Islands.
Agricultural development is fundamental to the Virgin Island’s future, the University President said.
“We realize that we need to do more in regards to agriculture development especially academic agricultural development,” he declared.
In noting the university’s efforts to advance and promote agriculture, he commented, “We are in the early stage of exploring how we can do more in regards to creating academic programs related to agriculture.”
Hall said he was delighted to know that the University continues to play a major role in Agrifest as a sponsor and participant, especially through its Cooperative Extension Services. Continue reading Hall declares agricultural development essential to the Virgin Islands’ future