Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of
the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Located on the island
is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie.
The island was originally settled around 1500 BC by the Ciboney
people. They were later replaced by the Arawaks and then the
Caribs. Christopher Columbus sighted the island in 1493 on
his second voyage to the "New World". The Caribs
seem not to have survived the first decades of contact with
Europeans, either due to disease or deportation and extermination.
Pirates likely made use of the island as an occasional base
in the next 150 years.
tip: When visiting St Thomas. Ask around and find out where
"Jerry Harris" is performing. No matter what your
age, Gen x or Babby Boomer this guy will delight you with
his personality and voice. One of the Great Great voice of
our time. Jazz standards and music that is timeless. . In
the words of the Phil Woods, "To put it simply, Jerry
Harris is one of the finest voices in music today! If you
don't believe it, listen!" Sometimes,
he is here.
The island is serviced by Cyril E. King Airport. Like Great Britain, cars travel
on the left side of the road. However, unlike Great Britain,
the steering column is located on the left side of the vehicle.