Sheer chaos and anarchy on the border?
It was 143 years ago on Oct. 1, 1878, when Crucian agricultural laborers set fire to Frederiksted town and western plantations on St. Croix. The objective was to burn all the way east to “Bassin jailhouse,” known today as Fort Christiansvaern.
It is no exaggeration to say that education has made the Caribbean what it is today. From rebellion, through emancipation, to the creation of unions and political parties, in revolution and the thirst for independence, education has been the common stream that enabled the flood of change.
Government House Communications Director Richard Motta on Monday put off questions on the fate of Senate Majority Leader Marvin Blyden, who was charged in connection with willfully exposing the public to COVID-19 by V.I. Attorney General Denise George.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has repeatedly said it’s his job to keep residents safe from the ravages of COVID-19, going as far as mandating the use of plastic utensils at restaurants and restricting beach access on weekends and holidays.
The online retail giant Amazon has moved from our screens to our streets, with the introduction of Amazon grocery and book stores. With this expansion came the introduction of Amazon One – a service that lets customers use their handprint to pay, rather than tapping or swiping a card. Accord…
In the conservation world we often rely on ‘charismatic megafauna’ to carry our message. These are the gentle creatures that peak our human curiosity and capture our hearts, offering us the opportunity to feel closer to nature than we had before with just a glimpse into their eyes.
Here’s a handy geography question for your next trivia match: What is the world’s only sea that doesn’t have a land border?
A few days ago, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, delivered a speech marking the anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar. In it he argued that the time has come for “a new coexistence among all the countries of the Americas” as “the model imposed more than two centuries…
We know that your patience is running thin, but we encourage you to hold on as we all continue to fight this awful coronavirus disease. Let the vaccine work, and put your trust in Almighty God. He will see us through. God never gives us more than we can bear.
Fashion companies are increasingly being taken to task for selling expensive versions of traditional Indigenous dress. Gucci’s kaftans came with a US$3,500 price tag, which is far more than the $10 that Indians pay for a very similar-looking traditional kurta. Louis Vuitton’s $700 scarfs res…
Editor’s note: The following poem is titled “An Apology to Haiti,” whose president, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated on July 7, at his home. First lady Martine Moise, who was critically injured in the incident, was subsequently flown to a Miami hospital for further treatment.