On Martha’s Vineyard, as an ad hoc group of Islanders have rallied to raise money for their sister island thousands of miles to the south in a humanitarian relief effort.


The newest initiative between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Martha’s Vineyard is the Vineyard Vincy Fest, a daylong celebration of the two unique but connected cultures.

West Tisbury library director Beth Kramer has just returned from a trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Martha’s Vineyard’s official sister island.

The West Tisbury Library has received a gift of books from the Vineyard’s sister island, the Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


Martha’s Vineyard and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines officially became Sister Islands this weekend, formalizing a relationship that dates to the 19th century.


Chilmark executive secretary Tim Carroll and West Tisbury firefighter Glenn DeBlase boarded a plane for the Caribbean on Wednesday morning this week, kicking off the first initiative for the recently founded Sister Islands program between Martha’s Vineyard and the island of Saint Vincent.