The following article analyses the arrival, settlement, identity and
participation of a small South Asian diasporic minority group, comprising
mainly East Indians from India and Trinidad, in the United States Virgin
Islands (USVI). It reveals that East Indians do not fit into the general
definition of minority groups in the USVI or even in the wider Caribbean.
They have neither been singled out openly for differential and unequal
treatment nor exposed to constant incidents of discrimination. These East