Category Archives: History

“The Poetry and Pain of the Caribbean” book review by Amy Wilentz

[This is the on-line version of a book review of the travel book Island People by Joshua Jelly-Shapiro published in the Sunday Outlook section of the Washington Post under the title of this post. [I received a copy for Christmas. It’s … [Read more]

New Erosion and Reef Impact Study in Coral Bay Watershed, St. John, USVI

[Below is an excerpt from Dr. Carlos Ramos’s faculty blog at the University of Texas <> about the kick-off for this new project. Carlos is IRF’s Program Coordinator for the Effects of Land Use on Soil Erosion and Marine Habitats.] In … [Read more]

Dr. Michael O’Neal, Senior Research Fellow , Publishes Book on BVI Social History

Dr. Michael O’Neal is Senior Research Fellow at Island Resources Foundation and former President of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College at in the British Virgin Islands. Dr. O’Neal’s monograph on Virgin Islands social history, entitled Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism: Social Transformations … [Read more]