FRC Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

Corliss Smithen |

ST. THOMAS, V.I. – Dozens of residents took to the streets of the capital, Charlotte Amalie, Thursday night in a march to express their dissent against domestic violence and to show support for victims and their families.

Under the theme, “Stop the silence and shine the light on domestic violence,” the Family Resource Center, a non-profit organization, in collaboration with the V.I. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Council, hosted the annual March and Candle Light vigil.

Decked in purple – the color that represents domestic violence – marchers set off at 5:30 p.m. from the Emancipation Garden, wound their way over Government Hill, down to Hospital Gade, to the Legislature Yard and returned to Emancipation, where the march culminated with a candle lighting and vigil ceremony.

A number of school groups and bands – the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School Marching Band and Dancers, the Charlotte Amalie High School Marching Band and majorettes and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Marching Band and majorettes – provided musical accompaniment for the event and entertained spectators during their two-minute performances at Emancipation Garden where organizers erected a scroll bearing the names of the 72 victims who have died so far as a result of domestic violence.  T-shirts bearing messages were also hung on lines across the garden. Continue reading FRC Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

Talents of UVI: The Charles “Pollo” Goodings Interview


Featured Image: Charles “Pollo” Goodings (Photo Courtesy of Horace Matthews)

Nikiyah Gerson |

ST. CROIX – The University of the Virgin Islands has students with a broad range of talents. Some who use these very talents everyday and in ways that directly impact the students of the university such as Charles Goodings, Jr., a.k.a. “Pollo.”

Pollo is a radio show host for WUVI on the St. Croix Campus, airing on 97.3 FMLP and 1090 AM, every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

“I enjoy bringing entertainment and enjoyment to others through the university radio station,” expressed Pollo.

Before going on air, Pollo goes through his usual ritual, such as making sure his equipment is set up, playlist is ready and posting announcements on his social media informing people to tune in.

He has recently begun going “Live” on Facebook which allows people to actually see him in the studio while he is on air, thus appealing to a bigger audience.
“Being a radio show host for the school is a fun experience because I get to do what I love,” said Pollo.

Pollo is a junior on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. He is a full-time student obtaining a degree in mass communication and mass media.

The many hats Pollo wears include: DJ, radio show host, engineer, songwriter/musician, activity coordinator, president of Team M.A.D. (Making A Difference), a non-profit organization, and owner of his own clothing line, Apollo Legion, LLC.

The everyday life of Pollo revolves around the things he loves doing best such as entertainment and expanding his clothing line.

One could see Pollo on campus five days a week juggling a full-time class schedule, maintaining his business and giving back to UVI.

Remember it’s important to support our own. Make sure to tune into 97.3 FMLP and 1090 AM to listen to Pollo or watch him live on Facebook every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.