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College Basketball & St. Thomas Fans Plan your November 2019 Visit

Categories: Blog

Paradise Jam basketball tournament returns to St. Thomas, USVI for its 20th anniversary in November 2019. For years the event has been a favorite for visitors and residents alike. The three-game championship format MTE is played in the state-of-the-art basketball facility at University of the Virgin Islands. The tournament combines sports with St. Thomas’ white sand […]

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Virgin Islands Recovery Posts

September 6th & 19th, 2017 the Virgin Islands were hit by hurricanes. Beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened! Learn more below.

Neltjeberg Beach, Off the Beaten Path on St. Thomas

Categories: St. Thomas Blog Stories

St. Thomas is known and loved for its happening beaches; epicenters of activity where visitors frolic in the calm turquoise water with rum drinks in hand. What if you prefer places that are off the beaten track? St. Thomas has some of that too. Come on, let’s visit Neltjeberg Beach. It takes some effort to […]

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St. John Snorkeling Update

Categories: St. John Blog Stories

St. John delivers a jackpot of underwater beauty. The island’s waters support a diverse and complex system of coral reefs and other ecosystems. Exploring this fantastic marine world while visiting St. John is a must, and a great option is by snorkeling. Some of you have been asking how the snorkeling sites are doing since […]

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Planting Native Trees & SEA

Categories: Nature

Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in September 2017, did great damage to trees and plants in the USVI. Our islands are often described as lush, green, and beautiful. In the aftermath it was quite different; most trees were twisted in place, torn out completely, or standing tall but devoid of any leaves. In the days and […]

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Love City Rise Up & Dean Doeling

Categories: People | St. John Blog Stories

“Love City Rise Up”, is Dean Doeling’s newest St. John project. Dean is a familiar face in St. John. He loves the island and for years has given to its community through youth sports, organizing an annual event called JUST PLAY. When the 2018 Just Play event couldn’t take place due to damages caused by […]

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St. Thomas Carnival Troupes

Categories: St. Thomas Blog Stories

The VI Carnival parade in St. Thomas is scheduled for April 28th, 2018 on Main Street, Charlotte Amalie. Do you want to sit in the sidelines, watch and take photos of the parade; or do you want to get in on the action and “play mas” yourself? If you want to be in the parade […]

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Fort Christian Museum National Historic Landmark Site Reopens

Categories: History

February 2nd 2018 – Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq. of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces the reopening of Fort Christian Museum National Historic Landmark Site (FCM) in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Fort Christian Museum will continue serving the community between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm. The Museum offers self-guided tours […]

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