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Cruzan Rum – Deeply Rooted in VI History

Cruzan Rum – Deeply Rooted in VI History

Known locally as “The Rum of the Islands,” Cruzan Rum is rooted deep in St. Croix. Since the early 17th century, islanders have been adept at producing molasses and rum. Founded in 1760, the Cruzan tradition has been carried on by eight generations of the Nelthropp family at Estate Diamond.

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ST. THOMAS CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF CARNIVAL IN THE VI 

ST. THOMAS CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF CARNIVAL IN THE VI 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the U.S. Virgin Islands announced the 70th edition of “Carnival Virgin Islands” on St. Thomas will be held from April 27 to May 1, 2022. This year’s theme is “A New Cultural Roogadoo for Carnival 2022.

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Remembering Civil Rights Leader Rothschild Francis

Remembering Civil Rights Leader Rothschild Francis

Born on St. Thomas in 1891 when the island was part of the Danish West Indies, Rothschild “Polly” Francis was a councilman, civil rights activist. and labor leader. Through his publication, “The Emancipator,” he openly denounced injustices on Virgin Islanders by those in power.

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Mountain Top — Drink In The View And Daiquiris, Too

Mountain Top — Drink In The View And Daiquiris, Too

For more than half a century, Mountain Top has been a premier tourist attraction on St. Thomas. Credited with originating the first Banana Daiquiri, the aptly named enterprise is found at the highest point of St. Thomas — 1,500 feet above sea level.

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V.I. History Comes To Life In Emancipation Garden

V.I. History Comes To Life In Emancipation Garden

A perfect place to relax under a shade tree, the park hosts special events throughout the year including annual Emancipation Day festivities. During the holidays, lights and decorations in the park reflect the spirit of the season.

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When the Sun Goes Down, Coqui Come Out

When the Sun Goes Down, Coqui Come Out

In the early evening, if you take a stroll around the lush grounds at Flamboyan Resort, you’ll hear the distinctly enchanting sounds of the coqui. 
Pronounced ko-KEE, its name reflects the sing-song sounds made by the tiny male tree frog when serenading a prospective soulmate.

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