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Stelzer on the move, doing good works

After almost a week doing charity work in Haiti, journalist and teacher Bill Stelzer is still off island.  Since heaving Port au Prince, he's been to Cambridge/MIT where he did some work with the One Laptop Per Child program (www.laptop.org).…

Mixed reviews for Chateau Bordeaux

In business, there’s nothing like a great location.  For a restaurant with a great location, there’s nothing like mediocre food.  Since Cafe Bordeaux re-opened under new management a few weeks ago, there have been a few rumblings about the operation. …

Two new ferries for Christmas

The Commissioner of Public Works said he's in the market for $5 million dollars worth of new ferries for the Red Hook-Cruz Bay run. In an appearance before a Virgin islands Senate committee, Darryl Smalls said the government raised the…

There’s a small hotel …

While resort developments and McMansion construction have changed St. John  in the past 15 years, visitors can still find small pockets of Caribbean island charm for a relaxing vacation. Besides renting one of the hundreds of beautioful two- and three-bedroom…

Surly Cantina closed, controversy breaks out

Craig and Suzanne's inventive and fun (and did we say cheap) adventure in Mexican food at Wharfside Village is over, for now. It lasted about a year. (The Inquiring Iguana wrote about the Cantina months ago. Read it here.) Forums…

Flying? Why it’s still smart to use carry ons

Anyone who's passed through the Cyril E. King airport knows the baggage handling system is awful.  That includes even the V.I. Port Authority which oversees the airport.  At a recent meeting of the Authority, plans to redo the baggage system,…

283 days until tastes of St. John

With a melange of Caribbean flavors still a memory in the mouth, St. John Rotary is already planning for this year's Flavors of St. John.  It'll be bigger and better, according to a club newsletter reporting on the group's weekly…

Love letter to Blue Tang villa

Mrs. and Mr. Inquiring Iguana have owned Blue Tang for a couple of years.  Whenever they visit, Mr. I reads the Guest Book's comments left by guests.  And, invariably, his eyes get teary as people say what a good time…

More parking in Cruz Bay soon

The Achilles Heel of the Cruz Bay restaurant business is parking. For years, there have been complaints. And ill-planned and badly implemented efforts by the government have failed to solve the problem. The Governor's announcement this week that a Planner…