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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Thomas Jefferson was born on 13 April 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia. His family was affluent and owned vast areas of land. He was the first born in a family of two sons and six daughters. Being the first born, he was under constant supervision from his mother especially after the death of his father. It […]

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2018: FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Summer Solstice is a memorable period and experience for inhabitants of the northern hemisphere with its timing not usually anticipated in the calendar date and time. Its occurrence is determined by earth’s movement, being when the sun is at the northernmost from the equator. Summer solstice is commonly known as June solstice, which usually occurs […]

Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Marriage

This epic event took place on the 19th day of May 2018 at St George Chapel at 12 noon, Windsor Castle in London in front of 600 guests and 30 royals. Prince Harry and Megan Markle exchanged their matrimonial vows in this significant venue being the 16th royal couple to do so at this venue. […]

Facebook closed 583m fake accounts in first three months of 2018

In a bid to cement its position as a reputable social media platform, Facebook has embarked on a long-term strategy to moderate various accounts. The company has evaluated over 1.5 billion accounts and posts which are deemed to violate its set community standards in the first quarter of 2018. Through its first quarter community standards […]

893 Quadrillion to One. The Man Attacked by A Shark, A Bear & A Rattlesnake

Dylan McWilliams a 20-year young man has endured one of the most unlucky encounters in the past four years. Full of energy just like any other young man, Dylan’s love for outdoor activities has exposed him to three high risk encounters with wildlife which have endangered his life. However he has survived all the three […]

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (April 18, 1775)

The midnight ride as the name denotes was a ride out of Boston at around 10 p.m. by Paul Revere and William Dawes in a bid to warn the patriots at Concord and Lexington of the approaching British regulars. Paul Revere was an American hero who according to the ancient calendar was born on 21/12/1734 […]

Details of 2018 Commencement

The University of the Virgin Islands’ 2018 Commencement will be held Thursday May 17, 2018 for the St. Thomas Campus. And Friday May 18, 2018 for Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix. 2018 Commencement Information: Thursday, May 17, 2018 on the St. Thomas Campus. (Commencement will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.). Student will assemble in the […]

Alan Shepard, Jr. First American to Travel to Space!

On May 5, 1961, Navy Commander  is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space!   Shepard began his naval career, after graduation from Annapolis, on the destroyer COGSWELL, deployed in the pacific during World War II. He subsequently entered flight training at Corpus Christi, […]

Washington Irving (1783-1859)

“One of the greatest and simplest tools, for learning and growing, is doing more!” ~Washington Irving Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories “Rip Van Winkle” (1819) and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” […]

Danny Glover: Actor, Producer, Political Activist & Humanitarian to Speak at UVI’s 2018 Commencement

Danny Glover, award-winning actor, producer, political activist, and humanitarian will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2018 commencement ceremonies. The ceremony will first take place on the St. Thomas Campus on May 17, 2018, then on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St Croix on May 18. Both ceremonies will […]