Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Department of Culture
Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 5:00pm

A book focusing on the lives of seven married couples, will be launched on December 21.

The book, titled Who Cheats More Than A Politician? You Be the Judge, is written by local author Mrs. Venoria Todman, who penned the novel based on a personal account of her marriage.

The book is said to be filled with passion, laughter, and sorrow along with a focus on seven married couples and one fantasy couple.

Mrs. Todman said that her expectations in writing this book are that there will be fewer instances of infidelity and divorce, marriages will thrive, and couples’ faith will be renewed in their wedding vows ‘to have and to hold, from this day forward.’

The Ministry of Education and Culture through the Department of Culture will assist with the book launch ceremony as it continues to promote Literary Arts in the Virgin Islands.

Director of the Department of Culture, Mrs. Luce Hodge-Smith said, “It is always a pleasure for the Department of Culture to be a part of assisting local authors in the launching of their books. I wish Mrs. Todman and the book a successful run locally and internationally and thank her for reaching out to us and asking us to be a part of such a significant moment in her life.”

Mrs. Venoria Todman holds an Executive MBA degree from one of the leading Universities in the United States and is a former Adjunct Professor at one of South Florida’s universities, where she taught Communication and Business Ethics.

The author is also known for her exceptional writing and editorial skills, which are complemented by her tenacious and assertive nature. Most important, she tells it like it is, while exercising faith in God.

The official book launch ceremony will take place in the Breezeway of the Central Administration Complex on Monday, December 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Persons are encouraged to attend and support the book’s launch as the Department of Culture continues to support local authors and develop the Virgin Islands’ cultural heritage and traditions.

For more information, persons should contact the Department of Culture at 468-4373.


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747