One man’s mission to keep talent from leaving the VI

Emmanuel Phillips is bringing his talents back to the Virgin Islands.  “I saw, like, a void of, you know, stuff I was seeing in the states I wasn’t seeing here,” Phillips said. After a brief stint in the US after graduating high school, Phillips returned to his home of St. Thomas with an arsenal of […]

St. Thomas native shares a piece of history in his cookbook

We have a special segment here on USVI News, highlighting the inspiring and resilient people of the Virgin Islands. It is called Virgin Islands VOICES. This man is an Olympic boxer, a chef and now a cookbook author. And he’s using his recipes to tell the story of Virgin Islanders. USVI Correspondent Kellie Meyer reports.

Virgin Islands VOICES: Community comes together to bring doomed home back to life

Many called it a doomed job. A home left without a roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. A long way from the main roads and cut off by series of steep staircases. But for these two young adults and a brave team with them, no job was going unfinished. “Organizations said that this wouldn’t be possible because […]