One hundred years ago today, sailors from two nations stood facing each other as the captain of the Danish warship Valkyrien and American Navy ship Hancock officially transferred the islands from Denmark to the United States. Cannons were fired as first the Danish national anthem was played …

A scaled-down BVI Emancipation Festival finally hit its stride Wednesday on what was to be its final day. With its opening activities delayed as Tropical Storm Isaias approached, Wednesday's Festival of Culture and Praise was the event's first full-day, non-musical event. The festival still …