U.S. Virgin Islands
ROSEAU — As the leader of a small Caribbean island still struggling to rebuild nearly four years after a devastating hurricane, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit never thought he would get a hold of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly. Then a call to India changed everything. Last week, an airplane carrying two consignments of
SANTO DOMINGO — When it comes to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has the most cases by far, 110,122 cases as of today. But when you look at per capita data, the Dominican Republic actually trails the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to MJS
TRANSFER DAY 2017: Is The U.S. Virgin Islands Proof Positive That America Is Still An Empire With Colonies?
FLAG OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States’ national traditions of American exceptionalism and anti-imperialism perpetuate the myth that the U.S. is not and has never been an empire. How can anyone forget President George W. Bush’s infamous claim that the U.S. was the only great
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 DR. JENNIFER YOUNG/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Earthquakes are contrary things. Last week I was noting the absence of any significant seismic event and within hours of the publication of the digest, what should happen but the largest tremor of the year so far? Of