Blog - Around the Islands


Are you an Islander at heart thinking about everything Virgin Islands 24 X 7? Dreaming about the sand beneath your feet 365 days a year? We have you covered here whether its St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix. 

Our Blog “Around the Islands” will give you a close-up and personal view of our home the U.S. Virgin Islands. — The Islander

St. John Carnival Steel Pan

Steel Pan Music and the Pan Dragons of St. John

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,…

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Virgin Islands Quarters

Virgin Islands Quarter

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…

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Frederiksted Dock, St. Croix

St. Croix by Cruise Ship

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…

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St. Croix Christmas Festival

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,…

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Santa Claus in the Virgin Islands

Santa Claus is coming to town, in the USVI?

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…

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

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…

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2023 British Virgin Islands Calendar