DES MOINES, Iowa — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 71, who grew up in Trinidad & Tobago
MAPP: St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix Residents Deserve Full Voting Rights And Political Representation
WEIGHT TRANSFER: Ceremonial Gov. Kenneth Mapp is all smiles as he greets the crowd gathered in St. Thomas for official Transfer Day events. [CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp says residents of these islands deserve full voting rights and political representation. Mapp spoke Friday evening during a ceremony marking the
HISTORIC PHOTO OF DANISH SLAVERY IN THE V.I. FREDERIKSTED — The Moravian Church in Denmark in conjunction with several Danish citizens have released a statement apologizing for the atrocities of slavery in the Virgin Islands, as its former territory reflects on the Transfer Centennial and one hundred years under the
The Danish Are Well Sorry That They Sold The Virgin Islands To The United States Of America in 1917 … Just Ask Them!
CANCELLED CHECK FROM USA TO DENMARK FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS CHRISTIANSTED – March 31st marks the 100th anniversary of the purchase of the U.S. Virgin Islands from Denmark. In 1917, the United States purchased the three islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John for $25 million in gold. This purchase
By DAVINA “DAYVEE” SUTTON/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS FREDERIKSTED — Like Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. territories. Many mainland Americans are aware of this. However, they don’t know the history of the islands, especially its slavery past. Though the slaves were treated cruelly, they had numerous
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – When it comes to buying a slice of paradise, Sir Richard Branson might be the most prominent name you can think of today, having purchased Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. But the Virgin Group founder was certainly not the first, because 99 years ago today