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LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials’ harsh treatment of people from those countries who migrated to Britain as children after World War II. The “Windrush generation” were invited to Britain to plug labor shortfalls between 1948 and 1971, but some

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COPENHAGEN — A Trinidad and Tobago artist has made history by collaborating to create the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark. Tobago-born, St. Croix-based artist, La Vaughn Belle, collaborated with Copenhagen-based Jeannette Ehlers, to create “I Am Queen Mary,” a tribute to Mary Thomas, a 19th-century freedom fighter who

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By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Our history as Virgin Islanders is constantly evolving. Like the past, each defining moment is recorded for posterity. March 2018, provides the opportunity to highlight, showcase, and reflect on the many contributions of Virgin Islanders by honoring our

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  GOVERNMENT HOUSE ST. THOMAS   TESTIMONY BY JOSE RAUL CARRILLO, UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For more than 251 years, the building at 21-22 Kongen’s Gade has been a powerful symbol as the seat of Government and has been the official Office

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Entrance of Preacher’s Cave (Jane Day) SAN JUAN — They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonized their land took almost everything away from them. A half-century after Christopher Columbus set foot upon the New World, these decimated natives of the Caribbean – who once numbered somewhere in

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PORT OF SPAIN — IN ITS 18th-century heyday cane grown in the Caribbean and cut by African slaves provided Britain with nearly all its sugar. The masters of this brutal trade made enormous fortunes. But it has seen 200 years of decline, accelerating after slavery ended in 1838. Now the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — STAT, a national publication focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery, has named Virgin Islands native and research scientist Elenoe “Crew” Smith as one of its “2017 STAT Wunderkinds.” “The Landers, Doudnas, and Bradners of the world grab plenty of headlines.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service and its supporters will be presenting a talk about historic archaeology at Estate Bethlehem Old Works this week. The lecture will be given by Steve Lenik on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Christiansted National Historic Site. It is being sponsored

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Jevon O.A. Williams with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in Washington, D.C. (VIGOP) CHRISTIANSTED — The following statement by Republican National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams was issued on behalf of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands: “While many across the United States and other U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has proclaimed this Freedom Week in the U.S. Virgin Islands in accordance with Act. No. 8002. Freedom Week encompasses two significant dates in the Territory’s history – July 2, 1848 when a call went out to enslaved Africans to come to Fort Frederik in the town of

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