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Blog: 38th Annual Agrifest

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

The 38th Annual Agrifest on St. Croix offers visitors the perfect opportunity to explore island culture through its savory food, captivating music and fun activities. For three days in February, the territory’s agriculture will take center stage. It is an eagerly anticipated event and well-attended every year. Agrifest, also known as the Agriculture and Food […]


Blog: Steel Pan Music and the Pan Dragons of St. John

Categories: About | St. John Blog Stories

The steel pan is one of the few genuinely novel acoustic instruments invented in the 20th century. Today steel pan groups exist across the globe, however the instruments origin is in Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1930s. In those days rhythm steel drums were usually made from paint tins or biscuit tins. As players […]

Virgin Islands Quarters

Blog: Virgin Islands Quarter

Categories: About | History

New U.S. coinage will honor the District of Columbia and United States Territories including the U.S. Virgin Islands. They are a follow-up on the 50 State Quarters Program; a ten-year program started in 1999 that will end in late 2008 with the release of the Hawaii’s commemorative quarter. “The 50 State Quarters® Program has been […]

Frederiksted Dock, St. Croix

Blog: St. Croix by Cruise Ship

Categories: St. Croix Blog Stories

St. Croix welcomed its first cruise ship of the year earlier this month. Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas docked at Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted on January 5th, 2009. In the days following, Disney Magic and The World also called on St. Croix and later this month so will Maasdam, Journey and […]


Blog: St. Croix Christmas Festival

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

Carnival time is here again… on St. Croix! Starting next month the Crucian Christmas Festival is going to have visitors and residents alike jumping up, eating lots of tasty local dishes and having a great time. If you are visiting St. Croix for the holidays and have never been to a VI Carnival, here is […]

Santa Claus in the Virgin Islands

Blog: Santa Claus is coming to town, in the USVI?

Categories: About | Blog

Several years ago a buddy, experiencing their first green Christmas in the islands, reminisced on how different Christmas felt without the snow and cold. After a pause there was a question, what was Christmas like growing up here? Here being St. Thomas, USVI. Then a whole string of questions; you guys have Santa right? Rudolph? […]


Blog: 4th Annual St. John Christmas Music Festival & Children’s Parade

Categories: Event | St. John Blog Stories

Steve Simon presents the 4th Annual St. John Christmas Music Festival & Children’s Parade on Saturday, December 6th. Celebrating its 4th anniversary, the St. John Children’s Christmas Parade has become a tradition with many of our island’s groups participating. It is truly a parade for all ages. Starting in front of Mongoose Junction at 6pm, […]

Arts Alive Vendors

Blog: Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival

Categories: Event | St. Thomas Blog Stories

Does your vacation to St. Thomas take place in late November? If it does, make a note of the annual Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival. Visitors to the 29th annual Arts Alive Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival will have the opportunity to find unique hand crafted items, explore their own creativity, view dynamic […]


Blog: St. Croix Blue Bay Jazz Fest 2008

Categories: Event | St. Croix Blog Stories

From November 19th to the 23rd Frederiksted is going to be filled with “all that New York Jazz” for St. Croix Blue Bay Jazz Fest 2008. Jazz enthusiasts will experience a sampling of nationally-acclaimed musicians, including Pete Escovedo and Tito Puente, Jr., during the 2nd annual Jazz Fest which takes place on Fort Frederik Beach. […]


Blog: USVI Hurricane Omar Update!

Categories: About

November 1, 2008: St. Croix, the island most affected by Hurricane Omar, has been right on track with recovery efforts. Hotel and villa properties are open as no significant damaged was sustained. The electricity company, WAPA, is near full electrical service restoration. They are in the process of replacing the last poles that fell. Cable […]

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