Congratulations to Lavelle, a beautiful Virgin Islander who has just published her first book! I heard her interview with Petter Ottley today and was so moved by her story, I wanted to share it with you. She’s a young mom with two children living in Georgia. She was inspired to write a children’s book for […]
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A Taste of Virgin Islands Cuisine
Virgin Islands cuisine, cakes, tarts and sweet desserts, Photo by © Ronald R. Walker Love the cuisine in the Virgin Islands? Here are the top-ranked food recipes curated from youtube of some of the popular dishes found throughout the US and the British Virgin Islands. Happy cooking and Bon appetite! Virgin Islands Pates Potato Stuffing Funji Fish […]
Vintage St. Croix Photographs ~ 1963
St. Croix Photographs
Who Was David Hamilton Jackson?
D. Hamilton Jackson D. Hamilton Jackson was an important figure in the struggle for increased civil rights and worker’s rights in the Danish West Indies. When the islands were under Danish rule, Jackson traveled to Denmark to petition for better living conditions for the working class. He specifically addressed the issues of: 🗞 Lowering the […]
Can You Name the National Flower of the US Virgin Islands?
Can you name the National Flower of the US Virgin Islands? It’s the Yellow Cedar! Sometimes it’s called Ginger Thomas, but its official name is Tecoma Stans. Growing up, we referred to this shrub as the Yellow Trumpetbush because of the shape of the flowers. They formed beautiful clusters like a bouquet. We used to […]
Come Back To The Virgin Isles ~ 1957
Come Back to the Virgin Isles Bill La Motta was one of the most talented pianists, organists, composers and arrangers from the Virgin Islands. He wrote an incredibly popular song called, Come Back to the Virgin Isles. Born in St. Croix on January 13, 1919, his musical talent was recognized at an early age by family members, […]
The Romantic Virgin Islands ~ 1956
The Romantic Virgin Islands ~ 1956 Redbook Magazine shared a wonderful article about the romantic Virgin Islands in their September 1956 issue. Horace Sutton, the famed syndicated travel authority wrote about the beauties and glamour of the Virgin Islands. Here’s a quote from the magazine’s article which is available for sale on eBay. […]
Cane Bay Plantation, A lovely Spot ~ 1969
You can easily understand why visitors found the Virgin Islands so captivating by reading some of the old postcards they sent. 📧 Here’s one from 1969. Cane Bay Plantation “Hello Folks! This is a lovely spot and I’m sure we will be a lazy pair when this week is over. Spent the afternoon on the beach — […]