J’ouvert and Playing Mas’: Why Carnival Matters

By Aesha Duval (Follow us on LinkedIn) Starting this week and into the first week of January 2023, the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary of the Crucian Christmas Festival. Although called festival by locals, it is essentially St. Croix’s Carnival and it will be the first oneContinue reading “J’ouvert and Playing Mas’: Why Carnival Matters”

Reclaiming Our History – Access to Colonial and Historical Archives

By Aesha Duval On March 31, 1917, the Danish West Indies, an archipelago in the Caribbean – consisting of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John — were transferred from Denmark to the United States of America and were renamed the Virgin Islands of the United States. Two actions in the years following the transferContinue reading “Reclaiming Our History – Access to Colonial and Historical Archives”

Coping after a Disaster

By Aesha Duval Be prepared. Stay informed. Be vigilant. Those are the three main actions emergency response experts urge you to take when preparing for a disaster. But what about after a disaster strikes? After the flood waters have receded, the hurricane winds have stilled or the earth stops shaking, how do you cope withContinue reading “Coping after a Disaster”