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Virgin Islands History: An 18th Century Alternative to Slavery

Cinnamon Bay Sugar Mill
Cinnamon Bay Sugar Factory (Photo by Dean Hulse)

An 18th century plan to end slavery in the Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands)

In the late 18th Century, Dr. Paul Erdmann Isert, proposed a plan that would effectively have ended slavery in the Danish West Indies and probably in the entire Caribbean. At the verge of being adopted by the Danish King, the plan was thwarted by a conspiracy based on St. Croix that resulted in the assassination of Dr. Isert. Read Article

St. John Events Tonight Saturday 03/16

Gifft Hill School Auction
The 27th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be held at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas

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Chocolate Hole DawnSt. John Weather

Another beautiful dawn, promising to be another beautiful day
The High Surf Advisory has been discontinued
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with rain showers
High of 79F
Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph
Chance of rain 20%
Sunset: 6:29 PM AST
Water Temperature 82.9 degrees F

St. John Live Music Schedule

Beach Bar
Dave Gerrard

Mikey P 9:00
Dance Party 11:00

Cruz Bay Prime
Mike Wallace
7:00 – 10:00
693 -8000

Miss Lucy’s
David Reed
6:00 – 9:00

Morgan’s Mango
6:00 – 9:30

Ocean Grill
Rascio on Steel Pan
6:00 – 9:30

7:00 – 10:00

Skinny Legs
Hot Club of Coral Bay
779 4982

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St. John Virgin Islands: October 30th Stuff

Press Release from St. John Film Society:
We have a wonderful event planned for next Wednesday night at Cinnamon Bay Amphitheater. We sent out the press release on Wednesday (hope you received it!) and would love a mention on your fabulous site if you have the time and space. This event local filmmakers: Joan Keenan, Janet Cook-Rutnik & Bill Stelzer. We also have some very special visiting guests. Thanks in advance and hope you can make it!

Halloween Costume Prize Columbus Georgia
The Uptown Tap and The Vault, 1024 and 1026 Broadway, Columbus, Georgia, will award a five-night free stay (with meals) on St. John, Virgin Islands to the best overall costume.

Small Plane Crash on St. Croix
A single engine Cessna 177 enroute to St. Thomas crashed while attempting to return to the airport on St. Croix killing the three people aboard

Today’s Photos
I’ve included some sunset photos here again, I hope I’m not overdoing this, but the light was sooooo nice!

Miss Michelles Pre K Kids in Halloween Costumes
Miss Michelle's Pre K Kids in Halloween Costumes

Sunset over Great Cruz Bay
Sunset over Great Cruz Bay, St. John Virgin Islands

Chocolate Hole, St. John USVI - Late Afternoon Light
Chocolate Hole, St. John USVI - Late Afternoon Light

For parents of the Lower School Kids and anyone else who’s interested – here’s a video of the kids who did a little parade at the upper school:

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