The 8th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament will be held on August 25-26, 2018, at American Yacht Harbor on St. Thomas, United States 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 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.   

 Caribbean Rose 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 LLCMoss ConstructionPure Balance YogaNeptune’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 Visions Hair Design, 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

8th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

2nd Annual Virgin Islands Billfish Tournament for Haiti

1st Annual Virgin Islands Billfish Tournament for Haiti

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.

To make a tax deductible donation visit our donate page. All checks should be made out to Caribbean Rose, Inc. Credit cards are accepted.  Donations may be made on our website through Paypal. 


Caribbean Rose, Inc.
C/O Marlin Prince
6100 Red Hook Quarters, #2
St. Thomas, VI  00802

7th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

ST. THOMAS:


After two days of competition, the 2nd Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti came to a close.  The tournament ended with Marlin Prince, Captained by Eddie Morrison, winning 1st place with 1500 points.  Tournament Runner-Up was Stalker with 1000 points. 3rd place was a tie between Therapy and Gulf Rascal. Therapy would win the tiebreaker on time.


After the tournament, a party was enjoyed on the Marlin Deck on the American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook.  An open bar, prime rib dinner, and live music were enjoyed throughout the night.  Entertainment such as a successful award ceremony, raffle, and live auction capped the evening.  Laughs and smiles filled the air as a great time was had for an even better cause.


From all of us at Caribbean Rose, Thank You for your generosity and support! See you next year!


3rd Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

 

ST. THOMAS, USVI., August 16, 2013:


Free Spool, led by Captain Kevin Haddox and owner-angler Curt Richardson,  took first place in the 3rd Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. The Betsy and Black Gold took second and third place (respectively). All three boats caught five (5) blue marlins, with the Free Spool taking top honors based upon having the earliest catch and release time on the last fish.


The award dinner to honor the winners was held on the Marlin Deck at AYH. Over 100 sponsors, anglers, captains, mates, spectators, and guests enjoyed the festivities emceed by Dano Gerritsen. Music was provided by Jason Jones and another local talent.


All winning boats generously donated their prize money back toward helping to re-build the Pere Basil Moreau School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Caribbean Rose appreciates the time, money, and effort contributed by all volunteers, donors, and participants which made this year’s tournament bigger and successful. 

ST. THOMAS:


The 1st Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti was held on September 13, 2011, to benefit the rebuilding of the Ensemble Scolaire Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School in Haiti. Before the tragic earthquake, it was the best and largest secondary school in Haiti, educating over 1200 students. The school has been operating in tents, awaiting construction. Plans are being made in coordination with the University of Notre Dame Architecture Department to ensure quality design. The new buildings will be built to withstand natural disasters. The project is being overseen on site by a Notre Dame alumnus from Haiti with construction/engineering experience. The new secondary school, with your help, will be able to safely and effectively educate even more students. First place went to Marlin Prince. Second place went to Therapy. Third place went to Gulf Rascal.

Caribbean Rose 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 the 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 CourseBellows InternationalVirgin Islands Game Fishing ClubHook, Line & SinkerPure Balance YogaDuffy's Love Shack, Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & VillasForever 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,  Chef Abdulai shaibu, and Captain Eddie Morrison. Along with all of our sponsors and donors for this year's tournament.

5th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

Caribbean Rose would like to congratulate the winners of the 5th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti.


  1. First place goes to Gulf Rascal with three (3) blue marlins.
  2. Second place goes to Reel Tight with three (3) blue marlins.
  3. Third place goes to Therapy with two (2) blue marlins.


A special Thank You goes out to Bellows International, Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises, David Paul Paradise Catering & Events, and all support staff that made this tournament a success. All the winners above decided to give their respective winning back to Caribbean Rose Inc. so it can continue to support the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti.


Caribbean Rose will also like to take this time to thank all of our raffle donors for the 5th Annual Billfish Tournament for Haiti. To learn more about the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti kindly visit our school page here.

After a one-day delay due to weather conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Bertha, this year's Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti was a one-day shoot-out.  We had ten boats competing for the prize.  Seven (7) boats caught and released Marlins. 


  1. First Place went to Fa La Me, releasing the first fish of the day at 8:55 AM. 
  2. Second Place went to Goin Galt
  3. Third Place to Indigo


The other participating boats were:  Marlin Prince, Therapy, Gulf Rascal, Viva La Vida, Freebie, Reel Tight, and Cascadura.  Click here to view a slideshow of the tournament.


Proceeds from the 2014 Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti assisted Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School with the purchase of technology and computer infrastructure and an exciting digital curriculum pilot. These will allow students to work at their own pace and aid teachers to have better data on student performance. Holy Cross Missions plans to study this pilot and see if it might be a replicable program in other Holy Cross schools in Haiti.


A Special Thank You to our sponsors for this year's tournament: Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises, Premiere Liquors, Cruzan Rum, Miller Lite, Presidente Beer, bookkeepingpal.com, Mercury Air Group, Jeff Wescott, Madcelerator. and M Barc Investment Group.


A Special Thanks to our raffle donors: Mahogany Run Golf, Sibs on the Mountain, Bistro 450, Phoenix Salon, Duffy's Love Shack, Kool Kidz, Home Depot, Pie Whole, Phoenix Vision Hair Salon, UVI Gym, Greg James, Shelly's Weeding Cakes and more, Island Eye Care, ABMT, Carigas, China King, and Honeymoon Grill. 

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