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MY ISLAND, OUR FUTURE… MAKING THE 21ST CENTURY A BETTER PLACE TO BE

When I speak of the Caribbean, I speak of the most precious tropical region on earth. A place where the sun and sea makes beauty, a place where nature is one with the universe. An envy to all visiting tourists, a treasure to all those who are fortunate enough to live there. A place where most sunsets are golden, where moonlights shine clear and bright, where the night-skies are filled with twinkling shining stars and the beaches are blessed with seashells, corals and shimmering sands. "That is my Caribbean." Now when you mention The United States Virgin Islands, you are referring to the "Gem of the Caribbean" which is the "Cream of the Crop." Known by many of us as, "Paradise on Earth," it possesses all the qualities that make the Caribbean Islands the number one destination for most tourists from around the world. Also, because we shelter under the flag of the Greatest Nation on earth (The United States of America) we have all the rights and privileges that comes with being a territory of the United States. Our citizens are born with the freedom to come and go as they please, and to travel around the world with ease. That my friends, is "My Virgin Islands." My special island in the Virgin Islands is St. Croix! "The best island in the whole wide world." This is not where I was born, but is where I live, and where I will die to defend. This is where you meet the friendliest people in the world. One reason why I love my island so much is because of the mixture of people who call St. Croix home. We get to learn of different cultures from all the islands around us. The strangers, who visit here, love to see how we all get along during our festivities. I always enjoy our Puerto Rico Virgin Islands friendship week. Although I am still a child, I know that I can pray that God will help us to continue to enhance such traditions, even as we enter the new Millennium. I will continue to pray for my island, and when I am old enough, I will seek to promote programs that bring us closer together as one people. It is my desire to make St. Croix the envy of the world, to be the pattern of Love and Harmony among people. "That, I say, my St. Croix, my Dream Island."
Semone Archibald
Charles M. Emanuel School

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When I speak of the Caribbean, I speak of the most precious tropical region on earth. A place where the sun and sea makes beauty, a place where nature is one with the universe. An envy to all visiting tourists, a treasure to all those who are fortunate enough to live there. A place where most sunsets are golden, where moonlights shine clear and bright, where the night-skies are filled with twinkling shining stars and the beaches are blessed with seashells, corals and shimmering sands. "That is my Caribbean." Now when you mention The United States Virgin Islands, you are referring to the "Gem of the Caribbean" which is the "Cream of the Crop." Known by many of us as, "Paradise on Earth," it possesses all the qualities that make the Caribbean Islands the number one destination for most tourists from around the world. Also, because we shelter under the flag of the Greatest Nation on earth (The United States of America) we have all the rights and privileges that comes with being a territory of the United States. Our citizens are born with the freedom to come and go as they please, and to travel around the world with ease. That my friends, is "My Virgin Islands." My special island in the Virgin Islands is St. Croix! "The best island in the whole wide world." This is not where I was born, but is where I live, and where I will die to defend. This is where you meet the friendliest people in the world. One reason why I love my island so much is because of the mixture of people who call St. Croix home. We get to learn of different cultures from all the islands around us. The strangers, who visit here, love to see how we all get along during our festivities. I always enjoy our Puerto Rico Virgin Islands friendship week. Although I am still a child, I know that I can pray that God will help us to continue to enhance such traditions, even as we enter the new Millennium. I will continue to pray for my island, and when I am old enough, I will seek to promote programs that bring us closer together as one people. It is my desire to make St. Croix the envy of the world, to be the pattern of Love and Harmony among people. "That, I say, my St. Croix, my Dream Island."
Semone Archibald
Charles M. Emanuel School