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We regret that, since the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, our studio and related technology have been down. Our intentions were to keep you posted on our status. That, unfortunately, has not occurred until now, Sept. 5, 2018. During the recovery process, I have been functioning as a Crisis Counselor, in a local nonprofit agency, funded by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Most recently yours truly was promoted to Crisis Counselor Lead. This pod ...
 
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This is the final episode in a 4 part series that was recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio. In this episode we sit down with Rick Lobdell of Concrete Mystique from Nashville, TN. We talk about what it's like to be an art school graduate in the concrete business. Rick specializes in custom engraved designs in stained concrete, concrete o…
 
This is the third episode in a 4 part series that was recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio. In this episode we sit down with Mike Day of Day's Concrete Floors from Maine. We talk about some of his successes and struggles running his concrete finishing company. We also talk about how he ended up running a YouTube channel with >100,000 su…
 
This is the second episode in a 4 part series that was recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio. In this episode we sit down with Bob Harris from the Decorative Concrete Institute and talk about his career. He tells us about a few milestones in his career, from writing a book while riding down the road in a car to pouring rubber on the cobb…
 
This is the first episode in a 4 part series that were recorded at the Decorative Concrete Expo in Ohio. In this episode we sit down with Jeff from Deco-crete supply and talk about all of the things that go into running a trade show. He tells us how the show got started and we talk about all of the different teachers that are there conducting in-pe…
 
In this podcast, we discuss going to the Decorative Concrete Expo / Northeast Concrete Expo. The World of Concrete got postponed this year, so were excited about trying something new. Subscribe to Stack Construction Takeoff Software: https://www.stackct.com/referral-program-landing-page/?utm_source=0031Q000026dgoCQAQ&utm_medium=wom&utm_campaign=ref…
 
In this video, we discuss how we balance personal relationships with good business practices. To listen to more episodes of Hacking Concrete visit: http://dcva.us/podcast Our favorite tools & camera gear http://dcva.us/favtools Our podcast, Hacking Concrete: http://dcva.us/podcast Follow Tim on Instagram: http://instagram.com/timdcva Follow Tim on …
 
In this episode we sit down with Nathan from Alternative Concrete Solutions @concretebvi to talk about what it is like to operate a decorative concrete business in the British Virgin Islands. Nathan tells us different stories about epoxy floors, polished concrete, concrete overlays, concrete countertops, and what it's like to commute to the job by …
 
In this episode we talk about how we were fired from a polished concrete job before it even started. We also discuss how the relationships between superintendents and project managers can negatively effect your relationship with general contractors and owners. We also discuss the upcoming World of Concrete 2020 trade show in Las Vegas. Follow Natha…
 
Watch the video version of this podcast at https://dcva.us/hackingconcrete This the 9th episode (and the 3rd video episode) of the Hacking Concrete podcast. In this episode we talk about how we installed 12k square feet of metallic epoxy. This was one of the most difficult (and fun) projects we've ever taken on, and it was fun to sit down and talk …
 
This the 8th episode (and the 2nd video episode) of our Hacking Concrete podcast. In this episode we talk about how business gets slow during the winter and busy during the summer. Watch the full video at http://dcva.us/hackingconcrete To listen to more episodes of Hacking Concrete visit: http://dcva.us/podcast Our favorite tools & camera gear http…
 
This the 7th episode (and the 1st video episode) of our Hacking Concrete podcast. In this episode we discuss how the government is taking our shop and tearing it down. We also talk about a major issue we had on a polyurea caulking job. Watch the full video at http://dcva.us/hackingconcrete To listen to more episodes of Hacking Concrete visit: http:…
 
On this episode we talk about getting one-star business reviews. It can happen to anyone and we talk about how frustrating/disheartening/embarrassing it can be. More importantly, we discuss what you can do about it! We’re looking forward to our upcoming trip to the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas. Are you going? Let us know by sending us …
 
In this episode, we interview Daryl and Johanna Calfee. We discuss two unique concrete projects that we were able to do for the Calfees. For their personal residence, they asked us to turn a 100 year old concrete slab that was covered in glue and old mortar into a finished living room floor. For one of their restoration projects, they asked us to c…
 
This is the story of our first big metallic epoxy project. This was a 9 day project that consisted of the following: Day 1-3 Grind & patch the concrete Day 4 Apply primer Day 5 Apply epoxy mortar membrane Day 7 Apply metallic primer Day 8 Trowel metallic epoxy Day 9 Apply Urethane Early in the show, we discuss marketing. We always struggle with whe…
 
Saturday, Aug. 26, there was an overwhelming attendance of volunteers who turned out to help clean up Hassel Island. Families, couples, singles, young, old, it didn’t matter, everyone showed up in mass assembly. But what is the interest and importance of Hassel Island? To answer that, let’s look at its history. Hassel Island forms the western edge …
 
As children, both Dr. Leonard Richardson & I, Etienne A. Gibbs, knew Mr. Amadeo Estrill as the friendliest man on St. Thomas who wasn't shy to walk up to anyone and spark a friendly conversation after a greeting of "Good morning!" or "Good afternoon!". Everyone on Main Street in Downtown Charlotte Amalie knew Mr. Estrill by his unique features: pai…
 
Euell Aira Nielsen, a native of Sewell, New Jersey, recently relocated to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. A living historian, Euell is the 3rd of 4 generations to be members at the First African Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA), the nation's oldest African American Presbyterian congregation, founded by a former slave in 1807. Euell has operated s…
 
The most anticipated of national holidays are the 3 days of Festival in August (August Monday) that are set aside to commemorate the 1 August 1834 emancipation of African slaves. British Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 28th July - 9th August 2017 = A celebration of their ancestors' freedom from colonialism & their cultural history. During that…
 
July 3rd, Emancipation Day (E-Day) in the US Virgin Islands, is public holiday commemorating abolition of slavery in the Danish West Indies in 1848. E-Day is celebrated in many former colonies on various dates to recognize the abolition of slavery, serfdom, or other forms of servitude. The Danish West India Company settled on part of the Virgin Isl…
 
The St. John Festival is a month-long event that starts with steel pan performances & pageants, then builds up to the week of July 3rd (Emancipation Day) and the 4th (Independence Day). That final week is party time with the big events: the Village, the Food Fair, & the Parade. Carnival is the biggest annual event in the Virgin Islands & throughout…
 
According to Mrs. Cedelle Petersen-Christopher, "Cariso is a melodic memory of our African past. It is an art form that was brought to the Virgin Islands and the rest of the Caribbean during the enslavement of West Africans. It is a form of communication that was done secretly so that the slave master could not understand. It is an art form that wa…
 
Caribbean music genres are diverse. They are each synthesis of African, European, Indian,& Indigenous influences, largely created by descendants of African slaves, & contributions from other communities (such as Indo-Caribbean music). Some of the styles to gain wide popularity outside of the Caribbean include, calypso, dancehall, reggae, reggaetón …
 
Memorial Day, the day we pay respects to our fallen military, is observed on the last Monday of May. It commemorates all servicemen & servicewomen of the United States. People visit cemeteries & memorials on Memorial Day. Since the attack on America on September 11, 2001, a total of 147 women deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait have lost their…
 
Mr. Joseph Lorand, Veteran Postman, celebrated his 25th Anniversary as a letter carrier in the Danish West Indies. On May 31, 1911, Mr. Lorand was recognized for his great contributions. He was awarded the silver cross of Dannebrogsmand. As acting Government Secretary, Baumann made the presentation, he praised & congratulated Mr. Lorand for this hi…
 
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It is celebrated similarly in the US Virgin Islands. Another celebration is the anniversary of Mora…
 
Born Sept. 15, 1899 in her Bunker Hill home on St. Thomas in the then Danish West Indies, Mrs. Blanche Mary Joseph Sasso, is the youngest of 5 children, & was known affectionately as Mamma Sasso, Auntie Blanche, Granny Sasso, & The Grand Lady. The Grand Lady & her sister played an important role in Virgin Islands history in 1921 when they embroider…
 
The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee announces 2017 Virgin Islands Carnival theme: “A Centennial Commemoration for our 65th Carnival Celebration” as submitted by Mr. Clement “Cain” Magras. History of St. Thomas Carnival: The 1st carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation & lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952; Ca…
 
The demise of the islands’ first residents, the Indians, was evident when the first Europeans after Columbus arrived in the late 1500s. Many countries expressed interest in the islands in the 1600s, including Holland, France, England, Spain, Denmark, & the Knights of Malta. But it was the Danes who established the first settlement on St. Thomas in …
 
Valerie will address some of the events she attended: Parades, Book Launchings, Museum Openings, Fundraisers, Tour of the Danmark Training Schooner March 26, 2017 2:00 p.m.: Parade starting at the National Park Dock and ending at The Battery, Cruz Bay, St. John. 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Governor’s Reception at The Battery. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Cruz Bay Block…
 
Dr. Amicitia Maloon-Gibson: Dr. Cita is an executive consultant, speaker, author, certified mediator, & life coach. Describing herself as a student-for-life, Dr. Cita holds advanced degrees in Management, Leadership, Human Resources Development, & Social Psychology. A decorated veteran with 29 years of service, Dr. Cita is passionate about giving b…
 
The St. Thomas Harbor is one of the most important commercial ports in the West Indies of the 1800s. The harbor was a free port. Traffic there was extensive because of its good situation & fine facilities. It was popular among merchants & trading companies for its good facilities: the West Indies’ largest floating dock, good machine shops, clear ch…
 
Main Street traverses east-west through Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, parallel to the Waterfront to the South. As the capital and the largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie was founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning "beer houses" or "beer halls"). The Main Street, the main tourist shopping center, is known for its Danish colonial …
 
Main Street traverses east-west through Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, parallel to the Waterfront to the South. As the capital and the largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie was founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning "beer houses" or "beer halls"). The Main Street, the main tourist shopping center, is known for its Danish colonial …
 
Our continued tour of the Main Street stores and their proprietors is pre-empted until next week. In keeping with the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial celebration, we'll address several locals who intend to call-in with some tidbits and memories. Because this year, 2017, is the US Virgin Islands Centenn…
 
Main Street traverses east-west through Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas, parallel to the Waterfront to the South. As the capital and the largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie was founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning "beer houses" or "beer halls"). The Main Street, the main tourist shopping center, is known for its Danish colonial …
 
Our stroll down Main Street continues; however, today we shall focus on the Rothschild Francis Square, our turn-around point. Better known as Market Square, it has long been a center of activity on the island of St. Thomas. In fact, the remains of a significant pre-Columbian settlement were uncovered near there in 2014 when a Main Street constructi…
 
We continue our virtual stroll down the middle section of Main Street, also known by its Danish name, Dronningens Gade. First, a brief history Saint Thomas and its harbor, particularly because it is in the capital city of Charlotte Amalie: After St. Thomas became a free port, it experienced palmy days during the second half of the 18th century as a…
 
Join us as we continue our stroll down the middle section of Main Street, also known by its Danish name, Dronningens Gade. First, a brief history Saint Thomas, particularly its capital city of Charlotte Amalie: After it became a free port, the island experienced palmy days during the second half of the 18th century as a regional shipping center. A …
 
Come with us as we stroll down the middle section of Main Street, also known by its Danish name, Dronningens Gade. Let us turn our attention to a brief history Saint Thomas, particularly its capital city of Charlotte Amalie, for a moment. After being turned into a free port, the island experienced palmy days during the second half of the eighteenth…
 
We welcome you back after our Holidays hiatus. Thank you for re-joining today, the first of our shows for 2017. With 2017 the year of the centennial of the transfer of the US Virgin Islands to the United States, we will focus our shows all year long on topics, places, and people related to Transfer Day, including the pre- and post- periods. Today w…
 
It’s that time of year when Dr. Richardson and I (Etienne A. Gibbs) would like to take time to send special and heartfelt holiday wishes and music to all our faithful audience family and friends in appreciation and thanks. So, this Christmas Eve we want to do something different.What and Why? Simply because we're in the holiday mood and we want to …
 
Dr. Maxine Nunez, DPH, MPH, MSN, CNE, RN is a retired Professor of Nursing from the University of the Virgin Islands & former Academic Dean of the St. Thomas Campus. Dr. Nunez studied community health/public health administration & research at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health & Hygiene where she earned her doctorate. Research activities in…
 
Welcome home Homer Hans Bryant & his Bryant Youth Professionals (YPP) Dance Company. Former principal dancer with the world-renowned Dance Theater of Harlem, his professional credits span from a command performance for the Royal Families of Norway & England to the motion picture, The Wiz, with Diana Ross & Michael Jackson. A former member of Prima …
 
During the past 3 weeks in the edition of "Centennial Countdown" in the Virgin Islands Daily News, Dr. Ronald Harrigan's article was published about the Virgin Islands' education foundation that was laid long before Transfer Day. It was a 3-part series on the development of a system of education for the free & enslaved population in the then-Danish…
 
Dr. Ronald Harrigan & I were classmates at CVI 1966-1967. Dr. Leonard Richardson, my neighbor from our youth, were members of the Boys Scout Troop sponsored by Sts. Peter & Paul School. These gentlemen have immersed themselves in educating the masses abroad & our Fellow-Virgin Islanders. Retired Dr Harrigan, with a PhD in Education, is actively edu…
 
Public Education in the Danish West Indies This week students in my three classes and I at UVI were treated to a serendipitous presentation by my former CVI classmate, Dr. Ronald Harrigan, who discussed the history of education in the Danish West Indies. In his recent article in the Virgin Islands Daily News, Dr. Harrigan stated, "While there is a …
 
Do you intend to vote in this election, November 8, 2016? Then visit the official web site of the Elections System of the US Virgin Islands at www.vivote.gov. Their goal is to answer any questions you may have about the election process. Within their site, you will find information for voters, candidates and poll workers, including links to state a…
 
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