Leeward Islanders In NYC Scramble To Raise Hurricane Relief For Hard-Hit Virgin Islands, Barbuda | Village Voice

Leeward Islanders in NYC Scramble to Raise Hurricane Relief for Hard-Hit Virgin Islands, Barbuda | Village Voice

Cleanup in Cruz Bay, St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands after Irma swept through as a Category 5 storm Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Sunday, September 3, was a festive day for the Eastern Caribbean community in New York. More than five hundred people packed Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem to celebrate the centennial of the Virgin Islands becoming a U.S. territory while they danced to soca from the St. John–based Image Band. When Trinidad’s Super Blue sang his 1991 hit “Get Something and Wave” the crowd waved the Virgin Islands’ white, gold, and blue …

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