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8th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti



Caribbean Rose is proud to announce that the 8th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament will be held on August 25-26, 2018, at American Yacht Harbor in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The Captains’ Meeting for the tournament will be on August 24, 2018. This year’s tournament will see a few changes. As you may know, the Caribbean was devastated last fall by an unprecedented two category 5 hurricanes within a two-week period. St. Thomas, our home island, was hit particularly hard. Therefore, this year’s tournament will be expanded to benefit the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School (BCB) in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as well as our inaugural beneficiary, the Ensemble Scolaire Pere Basile Moreau School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As a result, 50% of all profits will benefit the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Language program.

Another change we would like to highlight is that the tournament’s first day of competition will coincide with the 2018 Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament being held on August 23-25, 2018. As a result, billfish caught on August 25, 2018, will count in both tournaments.

Due to the generosity of anglers and donors in the past, Pere Basile Moreau has been rebuilt and expanded in coordination with the University of Notre Dame Architecture Department to ensure quality design. For the past six years, monies raised in the tournament helped the rebuilding. We are now focusing on providing the best possible education, to students who will become the future hope of Haiti. Last year, we helped improve and expand the literacy programs, and construct a new section of classrooms at the school. Due to the new and repaired facilities, continued academic performance of the school, and recent investments in technology, health services, and other areas, there continues to be a great demand for admission to the school. The leadership hopes to grow enrollment to further serve the local needy communities, where education is a beacon for a better future, for the children and all of Haiti.

Here in the United States Virgin Islands, like many Caribbean communities, our public schools serve a diverse population of students who deserve the opportunity to excel. During discussions with the principal of BCB, Mr. Carver Farrow, he expressed that because of funding priorities, one of the most successful academic programs at BCB will not have funding for the 2018-2019 school year. This is where we want to step in and help local children also reach their potential. The program needed is a Remedial Reading Program with a reading component for English as a Second Language. Many students using this program had struggled in previous years, but after working with the systems, were among the honor students at promotional exercises.

Sponsors of the 8th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti can help make this year’s event provide even more funds for the students in both St. Thomas and Port-au-Prince. Contributions are tax deductible. Kindly visit our Donate Page to get our Tax ID and see all the ways that you can donate. The following donor amounts will be acknowledged in the program (but any amount will be appreciated):

Blue Marlin $ 500 or more

White Marlin $ 250 or more

Sailfish $ 100 or more

In addition, we would very much appreciate any in-kind donations to be used for the gift bags provided to tournament anglers and for the prizes given out at the tournament raffle. Please consider donating.



7th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti



Caribbean Rose and the Captain and crew of the Marlin Prince would like to congratulate the winners of the 7th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti. First place received 3,000 dollars, second placed received 1,500 dollars, and third place received 500 dollars.

1.) First place goes to Never Say Never with four blue marlins and one white marlin. The Captain of Never Say Never is Eddie Herbert.

2.) Second place goes to Sodium with two blue marlins. The Captain of Sodium is owner and angler Chad Damron.

3.) Third place goes to Marlin Prince also with two blue marlins. The captain of the Marlin Prince is Eddie Morrison.

All the winners graciously donated their prize money back to Caribbean Rose to benefit the children of the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti.

On August 1, 2017, an awards ceremony was held for the tournament. The awards ceremony was catered by Oasis Private Chefs . A raffle was held during the awards ceremony for the tournament. The following donors donated prizes to the raffle: Mahogany Run Golf Course , Bellows International , Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club , Hook, Line & Sinker , Pure Balance Yoga , Duffy's Love Shack , Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas , Forever Flowers Virgin Islands , and Heidi's Honeymoon Grill . All proceeds from the raffle go to benefit the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti.

A special thank you goes to Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises LLC , Chef Abdulai shaibu , and Captain Eddie Morrison. Along with all of our sponsors and donors for this year's tournament.

6th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti



The Marlin Prince would like to congratulate the winners of the 6th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti:

1.) First place goes to Gulf Rascal with three (3) blue marlins. The Gulf Rascal is owned by Rod Windley. To learn more about the Gulf Rascal kindly click here.

2.) Second place goes to Betsy also with three (3) blue marlins.

3.) Third place goes to the Abigail and Sodium with one (1) blue marlin each.

All the winners graciously donated their prize money back to Caribbean Rose to benefit the children of the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti.

A special Thank You goes to Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises LLC , Caribbean Rose, Inc , Moss Construction , Pure Balance Yoga , Neptune’s Fishing Supplies , Pump a Bike, Fish Tails Bar and Grill , Petite Pump Room,Sibs on the Mountain, Mahogany Run Golf Course , Greg James, and Captain Eddie Morrison.

A raffle was held during the awards ceremony for the tournament. Pure Balance Yoga , Neptune’s Fishing Supplies , Pump a Bike, Fish Tails Bar and Grill , Petite Pump Room, Sibs on the Mountain, Mahogany Run Golf Course , Phoenix Hair Visions, Cyndie Kennedy, Duffy's Love Shack , Rum Island Pub, and Greg James made donations to the raffle. All proceeds from the raffle go to benefit the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti.

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Come fish the indigo blue water of the Virgin Islands aboard the Marlin Prince. The finest and fastest 45 foot Viking vessel in the Caribbean. We sportfish for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi).

We're conveniently docked at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook, on the east end of St. Thomas. providing easy access to the North Drop, the Atlantic Ocean's deepest point and the South Drop on the Caribbean side. The Marlin Prince is one of the most experienced yachts to fish the "home to the most consistent Blue Marlin bite in the world!".

Marlin Prince is well-equipped to handle all your sportfishing requirements. We provide tournament grade tackle, bait, ice cold refreshments, and a first-class First Mate for a most enjoyable day on the water!

If you are fishing for the catch of your dreams in the Virgin Islands, our excursions are limited only by your imagination! We are excited to start a family tradition with your children or challenge the seasoned pros!

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