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Real Estate Spotlight: The Path to Your Dream Home Ends at Monte Bay Villa

Real Estate Spotlight: The Path to Your Dream Home Ends at Monte Bay Villa 1

Good Morning, Good Morning! I feel like last week we were focused on the BVI and the Kentucky Derby and, while the stories relate to St. John, the focus has been cast to other localities.  So, today, let me bring you back HOME to Love City to take a close up look at this stunning seven bedroom, seven and one half bath waterfront property which includes a five bedroom pool villa paired with a two bedroom stone cottage set on the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay.  Monte Bay Villa just hit the market last week and, if you are on the hunt for your dream home, you should act quickly…Because I don’t imagine it will stay there for long!

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This Weekend in Coral Bay: The 26th Annual Commodore’s Cup

This Weekend in Coral Bay: The 26th Annual Commodore's Cup 2

Good Morning Good Morning!  And Happy Fri-YAY!  It’s looking to be an amazing Mothers’ Day weekend here on St. John with a few fun happenings around island…The Bluegrass State isn’t the only place with a race!  And, if you’re lucky enough to be on St. John tomorrow, set your eyes on the horizon line in Coral Bay to watch for the beautiful vessels and their crews participating in the 26th Annual Commodore’s Cup Regatta!

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BVI Update: Why USVI Charter Companies Are Keeping it Local

BVI Update: Why USVI Charter Companies Are Keeping it Local 3

Ahhhh, the BVI.  To our business owning friends on our too close to home shores:  WE MISS YOU!  We miss swimming into Soggy with our wet Washingtons for a Painkiller, parading down the sandy shoreline for lunch at One Love, sliding into Sydney’s for freshly caught lobster, luxurious afternoons spent at Oil Nut and Scrubb Island, cornhole and honey rum shots at B-Line, welcome drinks at Corsairs and Foxy’s….We MISS you all so much!

Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of the control of the small businesses owned and operated in the USVI, most charter companies won’t be bringing guests into our sister islands any time soon.  And, below, in the apologetically lengthy article outlining the daunting process presented to foreign charter vessels, all of you will understand exactly why USVI charter boats are not immediately flocking to the shores of our favorite stops in the BVI upon their “re-opening” to tourism…

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BVI Premier and Port Authority Director Arrested in Miami in DEA Sting Operation

BVI Premier and Port Authority Director Arrested in Miami in DEA Sting Operation 4

I have been preparing for many weeks an article that outlines the requirements for foreign charter vessels to operate in the British Virgin Islands and was set to go to print with that this morning.  Until, this weekend a bit more timely BVI headline started “blowing up the internet.”  Although the content of the two stories are somewhat unrelated, I felt the need to first share with you the news of the arrest of BVI Premier Andrew Fahie.  He was apprehended in Miami on Friday.  The charges?  Drug smuggling and money laundering.  The BVI Port Authority “boss” and her son were also arrested in this US Drug Enforcement Agency sting operation.

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Last Chance to Enter to Win an Escape to Love City for Two!!!

Last Chance to Enter to Win an Escape to Love City for Two!!! 6

Good Morning, Good Morning!  Over the past few weeks we have been taking a look at the amazing sustainability efforts of Island Green Living and the INCREDIBLE prize package the non-profit organization has put together for their annual fundraiser.  If you haven’t already bought your raffle tickets, read on for one final highlight of what you will experience AS THE WINNER of this Escape to Love City….

Read moreLast Chance to Enter to Win an Escape to Love City for Two!!!

Grunwald Apartment Fire Update- Silver Linings Found in Love City

Grunwald Apartment Fire Update- Silver Linings Found in Love City 7

A few weeks ago I wrote to you all with an ask for support for some of our community members.  Sixteen Love City residents lost everything they owned in an apartment fire in the Grunwald area, just outside of Cruz Bay.  The blaze took not only their homes, a precious commodity anywhere but perhaps more difficult to resolve here on St. John, but also pets, cash tips, precious and irreplaceable mementos and their essential belongings.  I wanted to take a moment today to share with all of you some updates in regards to the kindness and generosity that came together to support these hard working folks in the month that followed this tragic event.  And to extend a giant thank you to anyone of you who donated or sent well wishes…

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Take a Blue Water Break- Live From St. John and Lovango Cay!

Take a Blue Water Break- Live From St. John and Lovango Cay! 8

Good morning, good morning!  In my internet wanderings this morning, I stumbled upon a few new to me St. John webcams showing live feed from some of our favorite spots.  And, knowing that many of you up north are a bit chilly right now, I wanted to share them in order to give you all a nice little mid week break filled with warm Caribbean breezes 🙂

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2022 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Kicks Off With Leatherbacks!

2022 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Kicks Off With Leatherbacks! 9

Good Morning, Good Morning! I have some fantastic news to share with you today! Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (FVINP) announced yesterday via social media that the first sea turtle nest of the 2022 season was spotted this weekend. And, the FIVE FOOT wide tracks have been identified as being that of the elusive Leatherback Sea Turtle!

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Enter to Win an Escape to Love City: “Operation Illegal Sunscreen” Starts TODAY!

Enter to Win an Escape to Love City: "Operation Illegal Sunscreen" Starts TODAY! 10

On this BEAUTIFUL Earth Day here on St. John, some fantastic things, for the love of our Mother, are taking place.  Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, Get Trashed St. John and Gifft Hill School are teaming up to clean up Cruz Bay.  An Earth Day fair is taking place in Franklin Powell Park in order to raise awareness about recycling, birds, coral life, fruit and tree planting.  The Island Green Living raffle has reached $60,000 in support of their sustainability efforts on St. John with one week left to enter to win an Escape to Love City!  AND, today, on Earth Day, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs are hitting the streets of the USVI in order to sweep the shelves and beach bags of sunscreens containing the Toxic 3 O’s!

Read moreEnter to Win an Escape to Love City: “Operation Illegal Sunscreen” Starts TODAY!