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 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.

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St. Croix Cruise Ship

St. Croix Cruise Ship Schedule November-December 2017

Section: Cruise Industry

November 6th 2017 – The Norwegian Dawn, with a capacity of 2,340 passengers and 1,032 crew members, will dock on the island of St. Croix on three occasions this month, beginning Saturday, November 11. The ship’s arrival will mark the return of leisure cruise travelers to the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands after nearly […]

Government House

Government House

Section: Government & Organization Updates

November 6th, 2017 – An estimated $23 million has been approved for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Governor Kenneth E. Mapp made the announcement on Friday at Government House in St. Croix, stating that the funds will cover approximately 38,000 residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands – those who will qualify for both […]


U.S. Postal Service

Section: Shipping

November 6th, 2017 – 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 available in Puerto Rico and the Virgin […]


U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Property Updates

Section: Hotel Property Updates

Update November 9th, 2017 St. Croix The Buccaneer The Buccaneer welcomes back guests on November 1, 2017. Caravelle Hotel & Casino Updated November 3: Caravelle Hotel & Casino will be housing relief workers and emergency personnel through April 30, 2018. The property will close on May 1, 2018 to begin major repairs from Hurricane Maria […]

Sea Turtle Census Initiative

The Sea Turtle Census Initiative

Section: Environment

We need help for 2018! If you know of any students, graduates or volunteers, please pass this link along to them! We need help for the long-term season (12 weeks) and short term volunteers as well (especially local residents). Leatherback Sea Turtle Project at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge Twelve-week Seasonal Volunteer Opportunity The US Fish […]

Friends of the National Park

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

Section: Government & Organization Updates

November 1st, 2017 – Ever ponder what it means to be lucky? We think good luck is having good people around you when times get tough. This week our trail crews start clearing major debris! NPS is already hard at work rebuilding. Together we will get the park back in good shape! October 16, 2017 […]

Cruise Ship Dock Info

Cruise Ships are Coming Back

Section: Cruise Industry

October 31, 2017 – The countdown is running for cruisers to return to one of the busiest ports of call in the Caribbean, St. Thomas. Cruise ships will resume visiting the Virgin Islands in early November, after a nearly two month lull caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The West Indian Company on St. Thomas […]

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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, please Email Us. St. Thomas Aqua […]

Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources

DPNR asks for Volunteers for Downtown Cleanup

Section: Environment

October 30th,2017 – Commissioner Dawn L. Henry Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Division of Coastal Zone Management in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) will lead a much-needed cleanup of downtown Charlotte Amalie on Saturday, November 4th at 8 a.m. “I think it’s […]



Section: Airport

October 26, 2017 – St. Croix and St. Thomas airports are open – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines are operating. October 5, 2017 – The Virgin Islands Port Authority reports the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix reopened to commercial flights today, October 5, 2017. American Airlines (Miami), Cape Air […]

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