A look back at this weeks news on ST. JOHN.



The office of Small Business Administration in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands district office will conduct a free workshop in the next few months to help small disadvantaged businesses obtain federal contracts. The SBA’s 7(j) management and Technical Assistance Program will help on topics such as construction management, how to prepare a federal proposal, and FAR (Federal Acquisition and Regulation) basics. They will provide training, executive education, and one-on-one consulting in a wide range of business activities. Courses run from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “SBA to Offer Free Workshops.

The Virgin Islands Daily News, 13 May 2019.


St. John Festival

St. John vendor applications for the festival are available for vendors, parade, and booth applicants Mon. through Thurs. 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact 340-776-6450, 508-963-2641, or 340-690-3692.

The Virgin Islands Daily News, 13 May 2019.



Raft up concert

The charity concert held May 7 in support of the Health and Wellness Center brought in over $20,000. The concert was held on the Second Chance catamaran and the event was orchestrated by BEACH Getaway Charters. Both Erin Hart and the Wheeland Brothers band performed on Second Chance while raffle tickets were drawn. “I’m so thankful that the community is taking a stand for their own health care” “The support is amazing and it shows how much affordable health care was lacking here” said Island Health and Wellness founder Sandy Colasacco. Hart says she plans to make the an fundraiser annual event. “I believe that Island Health and wellness is a vital resource to our community” “In years past, I’ve had multiple occasions when a visit to the doctor plus lab work cost between $600 and $1,000. For a lot of the community, that can be hard to swing financially, so people were avoiding or delaying their health care. Island Health makes quality health care affordable and accessible, and I want to do all that I can to support them and to spread the word that this resource is available to anyone here that needs it.”

Milam, A. (2019, May 16). Raft-up concert brings in 20K and counting for clinic. The Virgin Islands Daily News.

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Rally for the reef

A rally will be held Sun. in support of legislation to ban sun screen with the chemical oxybenzone, between 3pm to 7pm. Live music, artists, and brief remarks from experts about saving our reefs.


Janet Burton book signing

Saturday at Bajo el Sol Janet Burton will be signing her book “Before Our Time: An Oral History of St. John” at 5 pm in Mongoose Junction. The book is meant to appeal to younger adults and middle school readers.


Dog Show

Wagapalooza will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 pm. The annual fundraiser will be in the Lumber yard parking lot. There will be lots of activities including food, drink, and a raffle.

The Virgin Islands Daily News, 16 May 2019.