Black History News
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
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
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.
National Park Service Lecture Series: ‘Historical Archaeology At Bethlehem Old Works’ On Thursday In C’sted
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
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.
Gov. Mapp Declares Freedom Week In The Virgin Islands To Celebrate Emancipation Day and The 4th of July
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
Dinghy Associated With Singularis Ordered To Leave Yacht Haven Grande After Flying Confederate Flag From Boat Over The Weekend
NOT WELCOME HERE! Three men associated with the vessel Singularis and guests of Yacht Haven Grande were asked to leave the marina this week after flying the Confederate flag on the dinghy tied to the larger yacht. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A dinghy that flew the Confederate flag next to the
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Makes A Fashion Statement While Showing His Allegiance During Centennial Day Ceremonies
HOLDING COURT: Ryan Zinke on St. Croix (PHOTO CREDIT: VIGOP) ADVERTORIAL: To hear how you can help someone who has a gambling problem, press play below: CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made a bold statement in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday to celebrate Transfer
HISTORIC PHOTO OF DANISH SLAVERY IN THE V.I. ADVERTORIAL: To hear more about how you can help someone who has problem with gambling during problem gaming awareness month of March, please click on the following message below: FREDERIKSTED — The Moravian Church in Denmark in conjunction with several Danish citizens
Maryland Native Goes From St. Croix Beach Chef To ‘Rising Star’ of National Museum of African American History in D.C.
MASTER CHEF: Jerome Grant ADVERTORIAL: To hear more about how you can help someone who has problem with gambling during problem gaming awareness month of March, please click on the following message below: WASHINGTON — The former chef at the Carambola Beach Resort on St. Croix has made