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Homeless in paradise

Many are without a home in paradise

SHARI CHRYSS ALFRED|

ST. THOMAS – Take a drive through downtown Charlotte Amalie and you’ll be amazed by the numerous historical monuments you’ll find within feet of each other. What is not so amazing are the vagrants that call these landmarks home.

For years the Emancipation Garden and the Fort Christian grounds have been home to homeless people in St. Thomas.

Today about 20 persons can be found there daily, with what little belongings they own in plastic bags, sleeping on concrete floor of the gazebo in the garden or on the grass adjacent to the fort.

Not many see that as a bad thing though. Continue reading Homeless in paradise

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