Written By:

Valerie Sims

Current Rock of Residence:

Grand Cayman

Island Girl Since:

The beginning.

Originally Hails From:

St. Thomas, USVI

Valerie is from many rocks – St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and now Grand Cayman. She spends her time researching and writing about life on the rock 50 to 100 years ago. With over 10 generations from the West Indies, she has a unique perspective and many vintage photographs to share.

Valerie loves digging through old newspapers to find clippings that shed light on her family’s photo collection of visiting dignitaries, beautiful ocean liners, and early explorers and aviators who passed through the Virgin Islands during the early 20th century. If you’d like to follow along and see what life was like on the rocks many years ago, check out her website, Vintage Virgin Islands.

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