About Us

Frank Barnako launched News of St. John back in 2004 as a way to increase exposure to his then-island rental. It started as a text email and soon morphed into an online website filled with news and information pertaining to the island of St. John.

After running the site for 9 years, Frank decided to focus on his photography and listed the site for sale. That’s where I came in. I had been an avid follower of NewsofStJohn.com for quite some time when I read that Frank’s website was for sale. I quickly jumped at the opportunity and officially took the reins in May 2013.

Since then, I’ve revamped the site to include more newsworthy items, as well as fun little island tidbits. But make no mistake, News of St. John is a blog, not a newspaper. Therefore you’ll see a little commentary by me here and there, and also some of my opinions thrown in from time to time. If I like something or someone, I will write about it. If I don’t, I won’t. It’s as simple as that. :)

I welcome any and all feedback, so please feel free to contact me at any time at jenn@newsofstjohn.com.

Prefer to send snail mail? You can also reach me at:

Jenn Manes
5000 Estate Enighed
PMB 215
St. John, VI 00830

Many thanks,
Jenn Manes

Jenn Trunk Bay

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