UVI is getting into the Carnival spirit as the St. Thomas Carnival Adults Parade draws near. Below, students model the costumes that will be worn UVI troupe members on April 27. More than 50 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, will be joined by a Mocko Jumbie group headed by UVI professor Dr. Dave Smith. Troup members will be practicing at mas camp (the UVI Recreation Center) at 5:30 p.m. on April 22, 23, 24 and 26.
This year's costumes were designed by Ainsley Mitchell, from Trinidad. Troup coaches are Leon Lafond and Paulette Stevens.
Students shown, from left, are Shari Alfred, Cherise Burton, Jamalie Thomas and Symra Hendrickson.
Some members of the UVI mocko jumbie group practice. Shown from left are Drs. Renata Platenberg, Sandra Romano, Tyler Smith and Marilyn Brandt.