As it is, the US Virgin Islands have been on a long path of self-determination. This process mostly indicates our territorial need to define ourselves nationally and clearly delimit the kind of rights we should be afforded as a people. This struggle is even yet complicated by the fact that our representation in the global commercial market is never quite clear. For example, when you’re conducting online shopping or even trying to mail something from abroad and the options to list the USVI directly is completely unavailable or marked as implicit within the country of the United States but yet the USVI is unlisted as a “State”. Clearly, much of these inconsistencies speak to a larger political struggle for representation. So then, how can we really resolve our large lack of commercial/global recognition? What are the connections to be made with such a recognition and our national political struggles? How does one speak for the other?

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Related Links: VIYAC’s President & Vice-President, Genevieve Whitaker and Dominic Latty participated in the UCCI/UWI 50-50 Caribbean Conference, title=”UCCI Conference” target=”_blank”>http://on.fb.me/UCCIVIYAC12″> https://www.facebook.com/VIYouthAdvocacy/posts/374748502564727