A People's Historical Journey to Self Determination & Decolonization

The Ay Ay Islands, (f.k.a.) The Danish West Indies, (n.k.a.) Virgin Islands of the United States

What is Political Status?

In international law three categories of Political status are usually recognized:

  1. Independent countries e.g.: France, Canada
  2. Internal independent countries which are under the protection of another country in matters of defense and foreign affairs, e.g.: Netherlands Antilles, the Faroe Islands, British Virgin Islands etc.
  3. Colonies and other dependent political units e.g. Puerto Rico. Non-Self-Governing Territories

There are, furthermore, several unrecognized countries and independence, secessionist, autonomy and nationalist movements throughout the world.

Residual Colonialism In The 21St Century

Status of the Virgin Islands of the United States

Virgin Islands of the United States.  The Virgin Islands of the United States, formerly the Danish West Indies, were purchased from Denmark pursuant to a Convention ratified on January 17, 1917;

Unincorporated Territory or Outlying Possession:  An "unincorporated territory" or "outlying possession" is an area over which the Constitution has not been expressly and fully extended by the Congress within the meaning of Article IV, Section 3 of the United States Constitution.

Read more @ Status of the Virgin Islands of the United States

Status Referendum of 1993

"We have never really been given a chance to say what we want to be," says Marilyn Krigger, co-chair of the commission appointed to oversee the referendum.

These specks of land, which Columbus named for St. Ursula's legendary 11,000 virgins, have been dominated by foreigners ever since Columbus captured several Caribees/Kalingo people in the vicinity. The flags of six nations have flown over these islands since Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the New World in 1493.

Read more @ Status Referendum of 1993

2nd meeting - Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

6 Apr 2017 - 1. Adoption of the agenda
2. Preparations for the Caribbean Regional Seminar (A/AC.109/2017/19)
3. Visiting missions
4. Enlargement of the membership of the Committee
5. Other matters (A/AC.109/2017/L.2)

The United Nations and Decolonization, 2017 Caribbean regional seminar

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 16 - 18 May 2017


Knowing The Information For Yourself Is Your Duty!!!

Is Free Association Right For the VI?  Let's Take  A Look At The Marshall Islands


"Black Power in an International Context"

Streamed live on Apr 30, 2017
Educators and community organizers from around the U.S. (Queen Tahiyrah, Professor Carl Tone Jones, Elaina Porter, and Agyei Tyehimba) will host a LIVE internet roundtable discussion on "Black Power in an International Context."