Chatting With Dr Leonard Richardson

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Dr. Richardson will take you down Memory Lane and challenge you to dates, places, and people past and present of the Virgin Islands.* Note: Quelbe ("kwell bay") music is the official music of the Virgin Islands and Stanley (on flute) and his band, The Ten Sleepless Knights (TSK), are the Kings of Quelbe. Also called "scratch" or "fungi", quelbe is a form of a folk story. * Stanley and TSK have become the band of choice for most quadrille dances, senior citizens social functions, educational, civic, community, and tourism cultural presentations.along with regular social functions, such as parties, dances, concerts, fund-raising affairs, and the annual carnivals and festivals. * Contact: Stanley Jacobs, PO Box 411, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00821 * Telephone: 340-718-2378. Be sure to view Stanley and TSK on YouTube.

Episodios

  • Main Street: The Stores and Their Proprietors, Part IV

    18/02/2017 Duración: 31min

    Main Street traverses east-west through Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, parallel to the Waterfront to the South. As the capital and the largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie was founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning "beer houses" or "beer halls"). The Main Street, the main tourist shopping center, is known for its Danish colonial architecture, building structure and history, with streets and places throughout the city with Danish names. Charlotte Amalie has many residential buildings and stores of historical importance, with several of them on Main Street. Before the time of the Danish West Indies (1754–1917), the city was known as Taphus for its many beer halls. Taphus is Danish and directly translates to "beer houses", "beer halls", or (most literally) "taphouse". In 1691 the town received a more respectable name by being named Amalienborg (in English Charlotte Amalie) in honor of Danish King Christian V’s wife, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (1650–1714). Between 1921 and 1936,

  • Touring Main Street at Kronprindsens Gade and the Rothschild Francis Square

    11/02/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    Our stroll down Main Street continues; however, today we shall focus on the Rothschild Francis Square, our turn-around point. Better known as Market Square, it has long been a center of activity on the island of St. Thomas. In fact, the remains of a significant pre-Columbian settlement were uncovered near there in 2014 when a Main Street construction project turned up 2,000-year-old pottery and many other artifacts.  The square has a dubious reputation as the site of many slave auctions in the 18th century and was later the site of much economic, social, and political interaction.  The cast iron bungalow, named after vendor Miss Sanderilla "Miss Sandy" Thomas in 1984, that dominates the square was constructed in about 1904 and was rebuilt after being badly damaged by a truck in 2003. The bungalow was populated by spirited local women in their bright and colorful headdresses and skirts while selling their fruits, homemade pastries, local drinks, and goods. It was rare that male vendors would sell under the

  • Main Street: The Stores and Their Proprietors, Part Three

    04/02/2017 Duración: 01h09min

    We continue our virtual stroll down the middle section of Main Street, also known by its Danish name, Dronningens Gade. First, a brief history Saint Thomas and its harbor, particularly because it is in the capital city of Charlotte Amalie: After St. Thomas became a free port, it experienced palmy days during the second half of the 18th century as a regional shipping center. A significant amount of exchange of goods took place via the large merchant houses along Dronningens Gade. St. Thomas Harbor became one of the most important commercial ports in the West Indies of the 1800s. The traffic in the harbor was extensive because of its good situation and fine facilities. It was popular among merchants and trading companies for its excellent facilities: the West Indies’ largest floating dock, good machine shops, clear channel marking, and inexpensive harbor fees.  But it was also notorious for 2 problems: hurricanes and diseases, particularly yellow fever and cholera. In the 1800s, an average of 2,000-3,000 shi

  • Main Street: The Stores and Their Proprietors, Part Two

    28/01/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    Join us as we continue our stroll down the middle section of Main Street, also known by its Danish name, Dronningens Gade. First, a brief history Saint Thomas, particularly its capital city of Charlotte Amalie: After it became a free port, the island experienced palmy days during the second half of the 18th century as a regional shipping center. A significant amount of exchange of goods took place via the large merchant houses along Dronningens Gade. Shipping from Denmark fluctuated heavily along with world economic trends. Between 1755 and 1838 an average of 53 expeditions per year were sent from the home country to the Danish West Indies. Almost every ship took a direct course across the Atlantic, while just a very few sailed along the triangular route. After the British occupations of the islands ended in 1815, their trade and shipping soon prospered again. Partly thanks to the intense traffic to and from the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in South America, which achieved freedom around 1820, pa

  • Main Street: The Stores and Their Proprietors

    21/01/2017 Duración: 01h01min

    Come with us as we stroll down the middle section of Main Street, also known by its Danish name, Dronningens Gade. Let us turn our attention to a brief history Saint Thomas, particularly its capital city of Charlotte Amalie, for a moment. After being turned into a free port, the island experienced palmy days during the second half of the eighteenth century as a regional shipping center. Furthermore, a significant amount of exchange of goods took place via the large merchant houses of Charlotte Amalie. Shipping from Denmark fluctuated heavily along with world economic trends. Between 1755 and 1838 an average of 53 expeditions per year were sent from the home country to the Danish West Indies. Almost every ship took a direct course across the Atlantic, while just a very few sailed along the triangular route. After the British occupations of the islands were over in 1815, their trade and shipping soon prospered again. Partly thanks to the intense traffic to and from the former Spanish and Portuguese col

  • Mr. Leonard "Brother B" Bonelli, a Contemporary We Honor and Thank

    14/01/2017 Duración: 01h00s

    We welcome you back after our Holidays hiatus. Thank you for re-joining today, the first of our shows for 2017. With 2017 the year of the centennial of the transfer of the US Virgin Islands to the United States, we will focus our shows all year long on topics, places, and people related to Transfer Day, including the pre- and post- periods. Today we will focus on a local Virgin Islander who has contributed significantly to the Virgin Islands community, and continues to do so. I'm referring to Mr. Leonard Brother B Bonelli, a contemporary we honor and thank. As the year evolves, periodically we will be graced by our Featured Contributor, Valerie Sim, Ms Vintage Virgin Islands herself and the editor of Vintage Virgin Islands. During her visits, she will grace us with tidbits of Vintage Virgin Islands. You'll discover fascinating events that occurred in the history of the Danish West Indies, the US Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands! Many of the photographs she'll share were taken between th

  • From Us to You: Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

    24/12/2016 Duración: 01h02min

    It’s that time of year when Dr. Richardson and I (Etienne A. Gibbs) would like to take time to send special and heartfelt holiday wishes and music to all our faithful audience family and friends in appreciation and thanks. So, this Christmas Eve we want to do something different.What and Why? Simply because we're in the holiday mood and we want to send Shoot Outs in the best way possible.So here goes: To our faithful Stateside family and friends: It’s time for carols and snow, time for being on the go. So take a moment here and there to show those most special that you care.   To our local faithful family and friends: Take delight in all the fun. Spread warm wishes to everyone. Enjoy the season while it’s here for its memories will last throughout the year.   To our fellow-Rotarians, past and present: May the magic and the thrill of the holiday season stretch on. Happy Holidays to you and yours!   To our current and past fellow-faculty and staff of UVI:

  • Dr. Maxine Nunez, Retired Professor of Nursing and Academic Dean at UVI

    03/12/2016 Duración: 01h01min

    Dr. Maxine Nunez, DPH, MPH, MSN, CNE, RN is a retired Professor of Nursing from the University of the Virgin Islands &  former Academic Dean of the St. Thomas Campus.  Dr. Nunez studied community health/public health administration & research at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health & Hygiene where she earned her doctorate. Research activities include serving as research core director of the EXPORT Exploratory Center from 2004 to 2009 at UVI.  During that time, Dr. Nunez mentored junior researchers, reviewed research proposals, & designed & conducted her own research study in the area of diabetes self-management in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the first study of its kind in the territory. Through the research activities of ECHORN (The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network) Dr. Nunez intended to counter the negative impact of the spiraling occurrences of NCDs & their complications. (ECHORN, a collaborative research study, examines the lifestyles, eating habits, &a

  • Virgin Islander, Homer Hans Bryant, from Dancer to Dance School Founder

    26/11/2016 Duración: 01h02min

    Welcome home Homer Hans Bryant & his Bryant Youth Professionals (YPP) Dance Company. Former principal dancer with the world-renowned Dance Theater of Harlem, his professional credits span from a command performance for the Royal Families of Norway & England to the motion picture, The Wiz, with Diana Ross & Michael Jackson. A former member of Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief’s Chicago City Ballet, his teaching & training experience includes working with Canada’s mesmerizing Cirque Du Soleil productions of Mystere, Alegria, Quid am, & Saltimbanco. While Mr. Bryant was growing up on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, dance classes seemed unattainable, but, as a teenager, he moved to New York to pursue a dancing career. After joining the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, he reached major milestones in the 1970s: performing on Broadway. In 1990 his career led him to Chicago & in 1992 he founded the Bryant Ballet School, later renamed the Chicago Mult

  • Dr. Ronald Harrigan and the Development of Education in the Danish West Indies

    12/11/2016 Duración: 01h01min

    During the past 3 weeks in the edition of "Centennial Countdown" in the Virgin Islands Daily News, Dr. Ronald Harrigan's article was published about the Virgin Islands' education foundation that was laid long before Transfer Day. It was a 3-part series on the development of a system of education for the free & enslaved population in the then-Danish West Indies, leading to a literate population by the time emancipation in 1848 & the islands' transfer of March 31, 1917. Dr. Harrigan has had a one-of-a-kind experience at UVI starting as a student, then an entry- level employee, & rising through the ranks in administration & academia. Now retired, after working at UVI for 38 years, Dr. H. has left an impact on UVI. Dr. H. joined the staff of the then-College of the Virgin Islands in 1972, after earning a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. He was designated a junior officer trainee in a program designed to train young Virgin Islanders for leadership positions at the institution. Shortly

  • Dr. Ronald Harrigan and Dr. Leonard Richardson

    05/11/2016 Duración: 01h06min

    Dr. Ronald Harrigan & I were classmates at CVI 1966-1967. Dr. Leonard Richardson, my neighbor from our youth, were members of the Boys Scout Troop sponsored by Sts. Peter & Paul School. These gentlemen have immersed themselves in educating the masses abroad & our Fellow-Virgin Islanders. Retired Dr Harrigan, with a PhD in Education, is actively educating via his recent articles & upcoming book. In the Oct. 27th edition of "Centennial Countdown" in the Virgin Islands Daily News, his article was published about the Virgin Islands' education foundation that was laid long before Transfer Day. It was the first of a 3-part series on the development of a system of education for the free and enslaved population in the then-Danish West Indies, leading to a literate population by the time emancipation in 1848 and the islands' transfer of March 31, 1917. Dr. Harrigan is a part-time professor of education at UVI, president of the Virgin Islands Genealogical Society, chairman of the Virgin Islands Sports

  • Public Education in the Danish West Indies & David Hamilton Jackson Day

    29/10/2016 Duración: 33min

    Public Education in the Danish West Indies This week students in my three classes and I at UVI were treated to a serendipitous presentation by my former CVI classmate, Dr. Ronald Harrigan, who discussed the history of education in the Danish West Indies. In his recent article in the Virgin Islands Daily News, Dr. Harrigan stated, "While there is a plethora of information in the print media on this topic, there is still much more to be researched and shared, especially with those who may only be familiar with our history of education under the United States flag. This paper will address the development of a system of educational institutions that was established during the Danish colonial period, leading to a majority literate population of whites and free and enslaved Africans by the time of emancipation in 1848. When the islands were transferred to the United States in 1917, scholars generally theorize that there was about an 85 percent literate population in the Danish West Indies." Today Dr. Richardso

  • All the Info about Voting in the US Virgin Islands

    22/10/2016 Duración: 38min

    Do you intend to vote in this election, November 8, 2016? Then visit the official web site of the Elections System of the US Virgin Islands at www.vivote.gov. Their goal is to answer any questions you may have about the election process. Within their site, you will find information for voters, candidates and poll workers, including links to state and federal web sites, Board Meeting Agenda’s, information on community outreach events and newspaper articles. Their greatest desire is to see all eligible residents register and VOTE! The right to vote is one of our most cherished privileges as American citizens. They offer you several convenient ways to exercise your right: Absentee Voting and at the polls. "On behalf of the Election System of the U.S. Virgin Islands, it is a pleasure and honor for me to welcome you to our web site. It is my hope that this medium provides easy access for all local election-related information." "It is our goal is to ensure that all visitors to this website have access to the ne

  • Revisiting the History of the Capitol Building of the Virgin Islands Legislature

    08/10/2016 Duración: 01h01min

    The present Legislature of the Virgin Islands is a 15-member body in which all the legislative powers of the territory are vested. It enjoys the powers & privileges held by most state legislatures of the United States. The Capitol Building, in which the body is housed, is located on the Island of St. Thomas. The Capitol Bldg is an exceptional example of 19-century classical architecture. This building replaced 2 earlier military structures dating to the periods of 1827 & 1873. The present building was constructed in 1874, at a cost of $29,000, for the purposes of military barracks for Fort Christian & a battery installation. The Roman numerals on the portal of the building are MDCCCLXXIV (1874). The building was used to house the Danish Militia & the Gendarmes until 1917. The formal Transfer Day ceremonies of the islands from Denmark to the US took place on the grounds of the building on March 31, 1917. From that time until 1931, when the transfer to civil government took place, the buil

  • History of the Capitol Building of the Virgin Islands Legislature

    01/10/2016 Duración: 37min

    The present Legislature of the Virgin Islands is a 15-member body in which all the legislative powers of the territory are vested. It enjoys the powers & privileges held by most state legislatures of the United States. The Capitol Building, in which the body is housed, is located on the Island of St. Thomas. The Capitol Bldg is an exceptional example of 19-century classical architecture. This building replaced 2 earlier military structures dating to the periods of 1827 & 1873. The present building was constructed in 1874, at a cost of $29,000, for the purposes of military barracks for Fort Christian & a battery installation. The Roman numerals on the portal of the building are MDCCCLXXIV (1874). The building was used to house the Danish Militia & the Gendarmes until 1917. The formal Transfer Day ceremonies of the islands from Denmark to the US took place on the grounds of the building on March 31, 1917. From that time until 1931, when the transfer to civil government took place, the building

  • VI Sons: Albert Daniel, Joseph Patrick Gimenez, Canada Lee, & Camille Pissarro

    24/09/2016 Duración: 01h00s

    Albert Edward Daniel, a native of St. Thomas and the son of Lucy Ann & Charles Daniel, of Charlotte Amalie, was born on May 16, 1897 in the then Danish West Indies. He lived all his life on St. Thomas. Although he had no formal training in the field of Art, he became a self-taught artist and sculptor with an original approach to his subject matter. It is significantly coincidental that he should have spent his early years living in the same house at 14 Dronnigens Gade in which houses the Enid M. Baa Public Library & Archives. Joseph Patrick Gimenez, born March 17, 1893 on St. Thomas, obtained his early formal education at the local grammar school and the Convent of La Sainte Union de Sacre Coeur on St. Thomas. In 1914 when he began writing poetry, he wrote his first poems in Spanish & published many of them in the Dominican papers. He later became known as "The Virgin Islands Mystic Poet". Canada Lee, the adopted name of Lionel Cornelius Canegata, was a noted 20th Century jockey, boxer, & ac

  • Judaism in the US Virgin Islands, Then and Now

    17/09/2016 Duración: 01h02min

    This month is the Hebrew Month of Elul, a time of deep reflection and prayer for the Jewish people.  The month ends with the beginning of their new year, Rosh Hashanah, which takes place this year Sunday evening, October 2nd, 2016. Jews will begin the year of 5777.   A week later, on October 11th, 2016, they will celebrate Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement. Jews around the world, and in St. Thomas, of course, will gather in synagogues that evening and the next day to confess their sins, ask for forgiveness, and make an attempt to begin their year the right way.  They fast on Yom Kippur so that they can focus on their prayer, and on their inner reflection. It is an emotionally draining day, and a powerful day of self-study. The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, but their synagogue still gives homage to their historic, Sephardic roots. In addition to the sand on the floor, their mahogany pews face one another, rather than the Bimah (a raised platform in a synagogu

  • Update on Hubert Harrison, The Voice of Harlem Radicalism

    10/09/2016 Duración: 01h06min

    "Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era, combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness into a coherent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced "New Negro" militants, including A. Philip Randolph and Marcus Garvey, and his synthesis of class and race issues is a key unifying link between the two great trends of the Black Liberation Movement: the labor- and civil-rights-based work of Martin Luther King Jr. and the race and nationalist platform associated with Malcolm X." "The foremost Black organizer, agitator, and theoretician of the Socialist Party of New York, Harrison was also the founder of the "New Negro" movement, the editor of Negro World, and the principal radical influence on the Garvey movement. He was a highly praised journalist and critic (reportedly the first regular Black book reviewer), a freethinker and early proponent of birth contro

  • Virgin Islanders Show Up and Show Out During Labor Day in New York

    03/09/2016 Duración: 59min

    The founders of Virgin Islanders United, Inc. set out to design an organization that would provide the best of the civic &  social worlds, & become a full-service organization for Virgin Islanders at home & abroad. The original slogan for the organization was “Three Islands, One Love” denoting the then 3 Islands that constituted the U.S. Virgin Islands. Years later however, the slogan was changed, to acknowledge the addition of Water Island to the territory chain, & to reflect a more global tagline, “Taking the US Virgin Islands & The Caribbean to the Next Level of Performance!” Upon setting up the infrastructure & ground rules of the organization, through the implementation of a Constitution, the founders then set their eyes upon the task of electing Leadership: Kevin Hughes was elected as the 1st President; Anna Branigan was elected Vice President; Ivor Penha, Treasurer; & Karen Nelson-Hughes Secretary. The 1st Caribbean Cultural Fest, & those that followed, all had 1 thin

  • Learning about Our Ancestors: General Bordeaux's Fight for Emancipation

    02/07/2016 Duración: 01h01min

    John Gottliff, a/k/a Moses Gottlieb, General Buddhoe, Bordeaux, was born enslaved on March 19, 1820 at Estate La Grange, a large sugar plantation near Frederiksted, St. Croix in what was then the Danish West Indies.  John Gottliff’s activities on July 3, 1848 & the  following days that have been chronicled by many writers. Dr. Svend E. Holsoe has provided the most reliable account, which is based on eyewitness testimonies extracted from official court records and other first-hand accounts. Holsoe shows that Gottliff was one of several persons who stood out among the crowd on July 3rd, but that he did not appear to be directing the action. After July 3rd, instead of joining those seeking revolution or retribution, Gottliff rode around the countryside urging protesters to lay down their weapons, cease looting &  property destruction & return to work. Nonetheless, after calm had been restored, he was arrested & imprisoned by the Danes as a ringleader of the insurrection. Gottliff’s role as an i

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