“Language, culture — these are not enough to make you belong to a people. Something more is needed: a common life, common experiences and memories, common aims.”

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Halos to all the members of the Ten Sleepless Knights (TSK), past and present, for their musical, community-minded and loving spirit as they celebrated 50 years of contributions to the Virgin Islands, the nation and the world. These unselfish individuals serve as ambassadors in protecting and fostering traditions, specifically through quelbe music.

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CBIA and EHIA have claim they are not responsible for environmental contamination at the Caneel site and they should not be responsible for remediation. However, there is no evidence of due diligence when they took over the Caneel property or that there was any subsequent environmental assessment.

I write as a citizen of the United States and as a property owner living on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, to provide you with this Notice of Intent to File Suit pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), 42 U.S.C. § 6972(b) (1) & (2), Notice Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601-9657 and Notice Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251-1376.

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As a person of color, I feel embarrassed and ashamed that I did not know what the term Juneteenth meant. I did not know the significance or meaning of it. I must thank President Donald Trump for providing this awakening — the postponement of his Tulsa rally — for the motivation to research t…

It’s mid-spring and hotel rooms are usually filled with well-heeled travelers, and downtown Charlotte Amalie is heaving with visitors strolling the alleyways and cobblestone sidewalks looking for a bargain.

As the United Kingdom confronts the issue of racism in British society and the country’s longstanding problem of injustice toward people of African descent, it should not be forgotten that the people of the British Virgin Islands are also victims of Britain’s dark legacy of slavery and colonialism.

They say you can never fully appreciate a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. I never met the late Conrad Francois II, known to his friends as Ricky. But as the director of today’s Virgin Islands Housing Authority, I have walked a mile or few in Mr. Francois’ footsteps, and I think …

Editor’s note: The following statement by Carvin Malone, deputy premier and Health minister, was presented on Friday, June 26, before the 4th House Assembly of the British Virgin Islands.

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