Important Notice, September 2017: Hurricanes Irma and Maria have caused widespread damage in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We look forward to welcoming you back to our islands as soon as we can. Please follow the islands’ rebuilding and recovery on our VInow.com Recovery Blog.
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria Recovery

Dear Friends, On September 6th, 2017 and again on September 19th, 2017 the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by category 5 hurricanes. Hurricane Irma devastated St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Hurricane Maria arrived under two weeks later, devastating St. Croix and added further damage to the sister islands.

Thank you for your emails with prayers, and requests to donate and volunteer. And thank you for your questions asking when you can come back to the islands. Right now, our islands’ residents are picking up the pieces and figuring out how to make do one day at a time. Soon we will shift to rebuilding. We will keep you posted on our recovery. We look forward to welcoming you to our islands again as soon as we can.

Latest Update: December 15, 2017
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Virgin Islands Beach Advisory, DPNR

Section: Environment

December 15, 2017 – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following: DPNR performed water quality […]

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St. Thomas International Regatta

Section: Events

It’s Back to the Good Old Days of Caribbean Racing! 45th St. Thomas International Regatta Set for March 23-25, 2018 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. If you enjoyed Caribbean racing in the 1970s and 1980s – or heard the stories and wished you were there – this year’s St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), set for March 23-25, […]

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Downtown Rock City Clean Streets 2.0

Section: Environment

Join us for our second Downtown Rock City Clean Streets cleanup! With all the festivities this season the streets are filling with trash, and we need to do our best to keep our streets clean! Meet at the Fort Christian Parking Lot at 9AM and don’t forget your reusable water bottle and reef-safe sun protection! […]

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25th Miracle on Main Street is Reinstated

Section: Events

The St.  Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Announces Miracle on Main Street will be held on December 22, 2017 due to the outpouring of support pledged by the private sector after the announcement earlier this week that the event would be cancelled.  Amid recovery, it seems we all require some cheer this year and our community has […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Property Updates

Section: Hotel Property Updates

Update December 12th, 2017 St. Croix The Buccaneer The Buccaneer welcomes back guests on November 1, 2017. Caravelle Hotel & Casino Caravelle Hotel & Casino is open and accommodating emergency and relief workers. On April 30, 2018, the hotel will close to repair damage caused by Hurricane Maria and will re-open on September 1, 2018. […]

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Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 11, 2017 – HURRICANE RESTORATION UPDATE As the restoration of service continues in both districts by WAPA Line Department personnel as well as on and off-island contractors, some customers in the following areas are targeted for service restoration this week and into the weekend: • St. Croix: All for the Better, Annas Hope, Barren Spot, […]

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St. John Friends of the V.I. National Park

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 10th, 2017 – Planning a trip to St. John? Look to the Friends 1st Annual “Villas for the Park” online auction to make arrangements for your stay! Each year (for the past 8 years) at this time we host an online auction with gifts, services and experiences donated by local businesses. In light of […]

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viNGN Provides New Free Wi-Fi in Roosevelt Park St. Thomas and Loredon Boynes Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay St. John

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 8th 2017 – The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN), is pleased to announce its newest free Wi-Fi hot spot locations, in Roosevelt Park, St. Thomas and at the Loredon Boynes Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay on St. John. The Roosevelt Park location is central, offers seating, and provides a relaxed atmosphere, while the […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands and Royal Caribbean Celebrate Reopening of Magens Bay on St. Thomas

Section: Cruise Industry

December 7th, 2017 – Speaking at the official reopening and dedication of Magens Bay on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp asserted the September hurricanes, which damaged large swaths of the Territory, present an opportunity for the destination to create a more vibrant tourism product. Governor Mapp said, “Hurricanes are about devastation, […]

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St. John Community Foundation

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 6, 2017 – Update BOAT DEADLINE HAS PASSED Dec. 1 was the deadline to notify the Coast Guard of vessel salvage/removal intentions. Call the Vessel Owner Notification Hotline at‪ 340-423-6353‬ or email caribbean_recovery@nps.gov. Over 20 boat owners have arranged to have vessels salvaged and returned to them at no cost! +Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar! […]

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Love City Live! Summer in January 2018

Section: Events

Cancellation of Love City Live! Summer in January 2018. Love City Live! was founded on the tenets of highlighting culture, lifestyle and vibe on St. John, USVI and the surrounding region. Over the past eight (8) years we have had the privilege and the pleasure of sharing our beautiful people, food, beaches, music, watering holes, […]

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Airport

Section: Airport

December 1, 2017 – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be able to return to their assigned area in the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal and use their equipment to screen travelers by this weekend, announced Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director David Mapp.  The use of scanning equipment and machines should significantly reduce wait […]

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Virgin Islands National Park

National Park Update

Section: Government & Organization Updates

December 1st 2017 –  Virgin Islands National Park is pleased to announce that Cinnamon Bay Beach will officially reopen on Saturday, December 2nd. The concession operations at Cinnamon Bay remain closed with no estimated reopening date. Cinnamon Bay Beach is the fourth beach to reopen in the park, joining Hawksnest, Honeymoon, and Trunk Bay Beaches. […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Business Updates

Section: Business Updates

Update: We are reaching out to tourism based businesses in the Virgin Islands to see how they are doing after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We will add to the list as we get information. If you are a business owner and want to share your status with us at VInow.com, please Email Us. St. Thomas Aqua […]

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St. Thomas – St. John Ferry and Barge

Section: Ferry-Transportation

November 24th, 2017: Extended hours for passenger ferry service between St. Thomas and St. John. New additional hours as of Sunday the 26th of November 2017. Leaving Cruz Bay – every hour on the hour from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. With the last trip from Cruz Bay at 7:30 p.m. Leaving Red Hook – at 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., […]

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U.S. Postal Service

Section: Shipping

November 24th, 2017 – Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Priority Mail Express is being accepted for all ZIP Code ranges: 006-009. Priority Mail Express will have a 2-day service standard with no service guarantee. Shipments of live animals to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (SCFs 006-009) remain suspended. All incoming mail service is […]

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These calendars contain beautiful images of the islands, prior to the hurricanes of September 2017. Your order helps keep business going for us and the local businesses that make and distribute the calendars, books and souvenirs we carry. Thank you for your support.

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