Checklist: Places to Visit in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This week we have a checklist written by Stephanie Burt at pastemagazine.com "Riding the ferry over to St. John, USVI from St. Thomas (the only way to arrive if you’re not on your own boat or a charter), it’s easy to have an out-of-body experience. You’re riding into what looks like a postcard, illustrated with lush green mountains covered in pastel buildings, all surrounded by jewel-toned blue water. In order to maximize your island time, keep this checklist in your back pocket so you know exactly what to do in between sunbathing and sleeping. Once you’ve checked these musts off...

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Save Coral Reefs & Save the Mangroves in St. John

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Coral Reefs are in danger. In the mangroves of Hurricane Hole on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, however,  there are more than 30 coral species growing among the tree roots, including four threatened species. Mangrove trees' thickets of stilt-like roots protect coastal land from erosion and help mitigate the damage of tsunamis and hurricanes. Warming waters have not been kind to coral reefs. Heat causes corals to release the photosynthetic algae that live within and help feed the reefbuilding creatures—a phenomenon called bleaching, which is often fatal. Preserving mangroves is...

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Project Homeless Connect Visits St. John

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Project Homeless Connect visited Cruz Bay in St. John to provide a day of caring for the homeless of the island. The daylong event is put on by the Human Services Department, United Way of St. Thomas-St. John and the Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness. Volunteers from a number of organizations and non-profits all pitched in to help provide clothing, food, health screenings, legal advice, showers and toiletries to residents in need.  

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Latest Fall Travel Events on St. John, Virgin Islands

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The US Virgin Islands are getting ready for a busy fall! We expect to see a lot of tourism in the next couple months with some fun and exciting events for everyone to enjoy! In St. John, the 2nd Annual Paddle the Park stand up paddle board race will be held on Novermber 2nd.  The race is organized by Friends of Virgin Islands National Park to help raise money for projects that preserve & protect the beautiful beaches and parks on the Virgin Islands. The race is made up of of three courses: a one-mile, a three-mile to Whistling Cay and a 5.5-mile around Whistling...

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Chikungunya spreads on St. John

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

V.I. Health Department has confirmed 25 cases of chikungunya in the St. Thomas-St. John District. The CDC and local Health Department have been offering free blood testing to confirm the cases as patients come into their doctors' offices with symptoms. Chikungunya is a mosquito borne illness that is similar to dengue fever. It's symptoms include fever, rash and joint pain. Chikungunya has swept rapidly through the Caribbean since the first locally acquired case in the Americas was diagnosed in St. Martin in December. We want to encourage everyone to stay save and practice basic...

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Magnitude-4.9 earthquake sends tremors across Virgin Islands

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you feel the earthquake last week? A 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook homes for about 10 seconds a little bit after 11pm on August 12th, 2014. Fortunately, there were no reported damages or injuries and there was no threat of a tsunami. The tremor struck about 11:05 p.m. at Latitude 18.7 degrees North and Longitude 65.1 degrees West at a depth of about 24 miles. The quake's center was located about 30 miles northwest of St. Thomas; 73 miles from St. Croix; and 37 miles from St. John; and 65 miles northeast of San Juan.

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