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St. Croix tribune. [volume] : (Christiansted, St. Croix, V.I.) 1922-1937
Alternative Titles:
  • Saint Croix tribune
Place of publication:
Christiansted, St. Croix, V.I.
Geographic coverage:
  • Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
St. Croix Co-operative Society
Dates of publication:
  • 1st year, no. 1 (July 1, 1922)-
  • Ceased in 1937?
Daily (except Sunday)
  • English
  • Christiansted (United States Virgin Islands)--Newspapers.
  • United States Virgin Islands--Christiansted.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01861758
  • "A journal for the Progress of the People."
  • Also issued on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
  • Editor: Ralph De Chabert, -1937.
sn 84037536
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St. Croix Tribune

The St. Croix Tribune was an English-language newspaper produced by the St. Croix Co-operative Society in Christiansted, St. Croix, V.I., between 1922 and 1937. It was released daily, except Sundays, with the motto "Let Justice Be Done Though the Heavens Should Fall." The Tribune featured two to three columns and was four pages long. The Tribune was edited by Ralph de Chabert, who remained the editor for the entire run of the paper. De Chabert went on to serve in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the local St. Croix government.

The St. Croix Tribune covered a range of topics, including local, national, and international news. The paper was a valuable source of information for the community, as it included a variety of content such as advertisements, movie theater listings, and recurring ads for products such as toothpaste, beer, and clothing. The paper was also an important source of information on local elections and provided coverage of candidate’s speeches, as well as municipal works, such as road construction. It also included local government meeting notes, with the Colonial Council being a prominent topic. The paper covered critical issues related to the local military base, taxes, legal notices, postal notices, and police bulletins. National news included updates on the New Deal and discussions on how US federal law may impact or overstep local Virgin Islands laws.

International news stories covered Latin America (including the Panama Canal), and the Caribbean, with special "Aviso Importante," or "important notes" on the 1936 Puerto Rican elections printed in Spanish. European current reports were also shared, focusing on Italy, Mussolini, censorship, and the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. The paper also covered events in Germany, Hitler, and Jewish internment camps.

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