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An Island Bacchanal

Carnival in Virgin Island is a magical time.  Plain and simple It is an intense and electrifying bacchanal! Pulsating music and steel pan bands fill the air. The streets are filled with bright colors and a multitude of people. Mocko Jumbies tower over the crowd and scores of twirling majorettes, troupes march down the streets in glittery knee-high boots, and […]

The Emancipating Queens

“Queen Mary, o _ where _ you_ gwon’ go _ burn? Queen Mary, o _ where _ you_ gwon’ go _ burn? Don’t _ ask _ me _nothin’ _at-all Jus _ give _ me _ the _ match _ and _ oil…” It began with the sounding of the Conch shells in the morning of 1st October 1878. Usually, the […]

Gail Jackson The Tart Lady

Hailing from the island of St. John, Gail Jackson a life long cook and baker took her passion for culinary arts and made it into a successful business.  After pursuing a career in health administration Gail’s devotion to keeping Virgin Islands culture alive led her to creating The Tart Lady. The Tart Lady is now in Atlanta, Georgia, baking Caribbean […]

Mobile Marketing – SMS Text Messaging

MS/MMS Through the use of this powerful tool, attracting new customer, retention and turn around is made easy and effective. SMS, or text electronic messaging, has replaced talking on the phone for the new generation of texters. SMS stands for brief message service. Simply put, it’s a technique of communication that sends text between cell phones, or from a computer […]

The “Cool” Side of Island Fashion

Whether you are betting on a plane to the Virgin Islands for a holiday or a wedding or getting on a Caribbean Cruise ship for a two week voyage, you might be wondering what it is you should pack to wear on your holiday. There are over 20 islands that make up the Caribbean and where you go might have […]

Say DO To Your Natural Do

For a long time, black women have had a love/hate relationship with their natural hair. We relax it or put weaves, do anything to tame it or make it more manageable. A lot of women are beginning to accept their natural kinky hair as nappy and difficult as it can be. There is a huge natural hair movement that is […]

Starting a Successful Business Opportunity

“More important than the how we achieve financial freedom, is the why. Find your reasons why you want to be free and wealthy.” – Robert Kiyosaki Are you tired of making your boss rich? With the agony of each week; tolerating your boss, struggling to live from paycheck to paycheck and with all the hard work not being appreciated by […]

Improve Your Health

In our modern, advanced society, we are continuing to see a rise in the incidents of cancer, obesity, heart disease, and many other diseases. Although there are more people than ever before who are taking prescription and non-prescription drugs illnesses are increasing. It is obvious that medications are not solving all of our health problems, but there are natural solutions […]

Natural Beauty Hacks

Are you jetting off to somewhere sunny and warm with long stretches of white sandy beaches? Wonder how to keep your skin and hair Instagram perfect? Here are some beauty hacks that will ensure that you always have the picture perfect look on your tropical island vacation. #1. Homemade skin bronzer To get your skin to have that sun-kissed glow […]

La Cocina Criolla: Pasteles

In the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, pasteles are considered by many “Boricuas” to be the dish most representative of their cocina criolla, especially around Christmas-time. The masa or batter, consists of grated green banana, green plantain, eddoe (yautía), potato, and tropical pumpkin. Either a chicken or pork stuffing is used,  along with milk, and annatto oil. Think you can create this […]

Tahesia Harrigan-Scott

Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, the gifted daughter of the soil of the Caribbean She shots out of the blocks with the speed of lightning, and skyrockets the national pride of the Virgin Islands people with brilliant results at the most prestigious world competitions. Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, the gifted daughter of the soil of the Caribbean nation, is a top performing athlete on track […]

Quelbe the official music of the Virgin Islands

Quelbe the official music of the Virgin Islands The U.S. Virgin Islands have always had a rich culture that has historically resonated worldwide and continues to do so in the 21st century. In the time of Danish rule and the institution of slavery, The Virgin Islands served as the birthplace to the incredible sound of Quelbe, or Scratch Band Music, […]

Julian Jackson the Knockout Artist

Julian Jackson the Knockout Artist When you talk of the Virgin Islands greatest boxers who have made their mark in the global arena, Julian Jackson (The Hawk) is among the first names that come to mind. Being a three-time world champion, he was known to have the punch of a mule kick. He was ranked by the Ring magazine as […]

Jon Lucien

Self-Styled Non-Conformist: Jon Lucien Jon Lucien is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed Jazz fusion singers. Although he never really made it big commercially, Lucien came to be highly respected by music critics and peers through a career that spanned more than four decades. His career was highlighted by a constant struggle with producers and record labels trying to […]

Dr. William Thornton; Renaissance Man

Dr. William Thornton; Renaissance Man Inventor, painter, physician, and architect of the United States Capitol, Dr. William Thornton was born on May 20, 1759 in the British Virgin Islands. Perhaps best known in his own time as the first Superintendent of the United States Patent Office, Thornton was brought up learning the tenants and traditions of the Quaker community. It […]

Democratic Revolution in the Virgin Islands Rothschild Francis

Democratic Revolution in the Virgin Islands: Rothschild Francis Rothschild Francis was a civil rights leader vehemently fighting for the rights of Virgin Islanders, under the social, economic, and political imbalance worsened by the 1917 switch from Danish to United States sovereignty. Finding inspiration in the ideals of everyone from Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas, to Karl Marx, Francis promoted true […]

Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro; a Lasting Impression Camille Pissarro is one of the French Impressionist Movement’s most revered and prevalent artists. Pissarro is not only remembered for his incredible landscapes and portraits, which depict the world of his time in images of stark realism rendered in his own soft palettes, but for bringing together a handful of legendary salons and artist collectives. […]

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – Twin City

As each US virgin island has its own variation on Caribbean culture, a visit to the biggest island, St. Croix, is highly recommended. Sugar mills,  and windmills, looms over partial walls that once surrounded magnificent homes of the 1700s and 1800s. St. Croix is famous for its gorgeous beaches and once for being one of the wealthiest islands in the […]

Blackbeard’s Castle

If you’re visiting the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, fantastic days of relaxing in the sun on one of its beaches isn’t the only thing to experience. The island has a long and rich history dating back many centuries, and so another one of its attractive features are the multiple historical sites dotted across the landscape. […]

Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Anegada, the second largest and most northern of the British Virgin Islands, distinguishes itself from its sister islands by being flat and made of limestone and coral while the others are mountainous and volcanic. As even its highest point is not very much above sea level, the Spanish called it “tierra anegada,” or the “flooded land.” Anegada has the lowest […]

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