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June 30th, 2020
Black Empowerment

Thomas C. Famous

“Up ye mighty race, accomplish what you will”- Rt Hon Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Last week, on national television, the Premier of Bermuda, The Honourable E. David Burt JP MP, stated a few harsh truths about our historic and present-day systematic racial issues. Not surprisingly, some folks got upset and claimed that he was politicking.

March 3rd, 2020
H.L. Stoutt remembered as father of modern VI

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Speaking at the 25th Annual H. Lavity Stoutt Memorial Celebration on Monday, March 2, 2020, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said the legacies of First Chief Minister, Hamilton Lavity Stoutt and those before him, paved the way for the modern Virgin Islands.

February 12th, 2020
Mary Prince, our Caribbean Heroine

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Like many others of my age, we were never taught the full story of Caribbean or African History.

We all grew up fully believing, to different degrees, whatever we were taught in school.

Basically, European History. Specifically, British History.

January 17th, 2020
The Crown

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“Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.”

Winston Churchill

December 1st, 2019
Nagarit runs into history with Deloitte-Ogier BVI Half Marathon victory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ras Alula Nagarit returned to the territory to compete for the first time since 2008 and created history on Saturday, when he debuted in the 14th Deloitte-Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon.

September 27th, 2019
USVI-born cricketer gets best bowling figures of CPL 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- St Croix, US Virgin Islands-born Hayden Rashidi Walsh Jr captured the first 5-wicket haul of the 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as Barbados Tridents broke their jinx at Kensington Oval with victory over defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders on September 26, 2019.

August 7th, 2019
UPDATE: ‘Winning gold is a big deal’- Chantel E. Malone

By Dean H. Greenaway

LIMA, Peru, SA—Four years after a medal slipped from her grasp in the final round of competition in Toronto, Canada, Long Jumper Chantel Ellen Malone buried the field on her first attempt, to win the Virgin Islands (VI) first Pan Am Games medal in its 36-year history, on the opening day of track and field in Estadio Nacional, in Lima, Peru on August 6, 2019.

July 29th, 2019
Laser Sailor Thad A. Lettsome excited about Pan Am Games debut

Dean H. Greenaway aka ‘The Sportsman’

LIMA, Peru, SA—When he puts his boat in the waters in Paracas, Peru on Saturday, August 3, 2019 Thad A. Lettsome, 17, will make history as the [[British] Virgin Islands’ first Laser Sailor in its Pan American Games history.

May 8th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part IV

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“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.”

April 12th, 2018
Tales from Tortola, VI Pt 1

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As I sat on my porch looking out towards Guana Island, I contemplated on my time surrounded by fresh mountain air, fresh Caribbean dishes, friends and tons of family.

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