Storyteller, Yohance Releases Sophomore Book, Anansi and Mongoose

Ads I had the chance to sit with Yohance Henley who, among many other things, is a writer, storyteller and father from St. Thomas, USVI. Henley grew up as a self-described “project baby,” raised in various public housing communities on St. Thomas. He studied in public schools and at the University of the Virgin Islands, where … Read more

Bill Honoring Beulah Smith Harrigan One of First Librarians, in the Territory, Moves Forward

Ads Members of the Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, and Aging chaired by Sen. Myron Jackson convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Friday and voted unanimously for Bill No. 33-0230 – An Act to posthumously honor and commend Beulah Smith Harrigan for her service to the children of the Virgin Islands, and for her … Read more

‘Cruz Bay Town Historic District’ 𑁋 Some Things Every Virgin Islander Should Know

Ads The “Cruz Bay Town Historic District” is unique among the four historic districts in the Virgin Islands. Unlike the other three National Register districts in the territory (the towns of Christiansted, Frederiksted, and Charlotte Amalie). The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures … Read more

Op-ed: It Worries Me When Virgin Islanders Say, ‘I May Move to Denmark’

Ads Admittedly, I am frustrated and disappointed with the way the superpowers of the world built their wealth, only to keep colonies and the people they pillaged and raped away from that wealth with divisive and harmful immigration policies. The driving force, brutal slave labor and the value of sugar centuries ago. A planned presidential … Read more

Plaskett Addresses House: ‘Taino and Carib People Have Left Us With So Much More’

Ads St. Thomas 𑁋 Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett addressed the United States House of Representatives Wednesday as the nation observes Native American Heritage Month. In her brief remarks, Plaskett shared with the body the first documented conflict between Europeans and Native Americans that took place on the island of St. Croix. You can watch and read … Read more

The Last Tsunami to Strike the Virgin Islands Arrived 10 Minutes After the Earthquake

Ads St. Thomas 𑁋 For decades, scientists have warned that the Caribbean Sea is geologically active. The Carribean Plate is a mostly oceanic tectonic plate underlying the Caribbean Sea and Central America and stretches as far as the northern coast of South America. Danish West Indies Tsunami of 1867 A treasure trove of documents, first-hand … Read more

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