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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.

Over the last months we have been recovering; many beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened. Cruise ships have returned, and some travelers are arriving by air to visit and many to help. We thank you for your prayers, thoughts and support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Blog: Airport

Categories: Airport

Feb. 20th, 2018 – Sprint will add flights for St. Croix in May Beginning May 24, 2018, Spirit will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Caribbean island will become Spirit’s 65th destination, following last week’s […]

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Blog: Coral World Come Back

Categories: Events

We are thrilled to announce that Coral World is open again to the general public. Please see the attached update for specials throughout the month of February as well as the schedule of operations. Please note that even on closed days, visitors are welcome to signup for activities. They will receive a “Come Back” certificate […]

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Ferry Schedule

Blog: St. Thomas – St. John Ferry Updates

Categories: Ferry-Transportation

February 3rd, 2018: Starting February 8th, 2018 Passenger Ferry Service between Red Hook, St. Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John will increase hours and operate every hour on the hour until 10:00 pm from both locations. New non-resident rate for the passenger ferry between Red Hook and Cruz Bay is now $8.15 one way. This increase began […]

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Blog: St. John Community Foundation

Categories: Government & Organization Updates

February 1st, 2018 – Community Wide Hurricane Recovery Update meeting are being held and facilitated by St. John Community Foundation. They cover assistance, volunteering and offer support for getting back to a new normal. Plus hear about the progress and challenges of community leaders, service providers and work groups. Follow them on facebook to see announcements […]

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Blog: viNGN Marks Another Milestone in Recovery and Restoration Efforts

Categories: Government & Organization Updates

January 26th 2018 – The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) announced that the company had reached another milestone in its overall recovery and restoration efforts of the territory’s all fiber high speed broadband network. The company announced that the post-disaster recovery efforts have now seen eighty percent (80%) of the overall network service back […]

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Blog: Beach Cleanup

Categories: Environment

Brewers Bay Beach Clean Up Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM Join us to clean up Brewers Beach! Meet by the bathrooms on the left side for trash bags. Bring friends and reusable water bottles. We look forward to seeing you there! Frenchtown Shoreline Clean Up Saturday, January 20, 2018 at […]

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Blog: Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Categories: Events

Resilience of Culture Just in time for St. Croix’s Crucian Christmas Festival, which takes place annually in December and January, we learned of a great article on VI culture and hurricane recovery! Charlie Weber, managing editor of the Folklife Magazine at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, recently wrote to us to […]

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Blog: St. Thomas International Regatta

Categories: 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 […]

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Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources

Blog: Downtown Rock City Clean Streets 2.0

Categories: 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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Blog: 25th Miracle on Main Street is Reinstated

Categories: 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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ST. JOHN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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