It was a big weekend for films with two of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer releasing – the Barbie movie and Oppenheimer. Unfortunately, Barbie has no known connections to St. John, but Robert Oppenheimer and his family were home owners and frequent visitors!
St. John is known for its vibrant culture and active community. However, one of St. John’s hidden gems comes from the St. John Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club, unofficially known as the “Love City Stranglers,” where members learn the fundamentals of the sport and self-defense.
St. John Rescue, the dedicated all-volunteer organization committed to saving lives and serving the community, is seeking donations to purchase a new oxygen generator and multiple portable oxygen concentrators. The former separates oxygen from compressed air to produce medical-grade oxygen. The latter are small, mobile devices that provide sufficient oxygen to its user. The organization’s president, Bob Malacarne, said purchasing these items would help anyone on St. John, from locals to tourists, offer oxygen to those in need free of charge.
In honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month, we are exploring the earliest inhabitants of our beloved Virgin Islands. The Taino were a creative, peaceful culture who left a unique cultural legacy in the Caribbean. For those who are unfamiliar with the term “Taino,” it refers to “the Arawakan-speaking peoples of the Caribbean who arrived from South America over the course of 4,000 years,” according to an article in National Geographic.
Good Morning! We have some very exciting news to share with you today. News of St. John has just launched an online store which will allow you to purchase merchandise and have it delivered right to your door. The best part is that we will offer a wide variety of designs, including some of your favorite businesses as well as more generic St. John images and sayings. Check it out here!
Good morning, good morning!
The annual arrival of ethereal sunsets and a light, hazy fog is coming to the Caribbean a little early this year. Deriving from the Saharan desert in Northern Africa, a massive plume of dust is expected to bring its haze within the next few weeks. Typically not seen until May or June, the Saharan Air Layer, or SAL, will be making its first appearance on the northernmost tip of South America by today. By next week, small clouds of dust and sand will begin to coat the Lesser Antilles.
News of St. John is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new service! News of St. John Villa Rentals is a website to showcase short term rentals and connect renters with property owners at no cost. Check it out at Newsofstjohnvillarentals.com or access it from the navigation menu on News of St. John.
Island Health & Wellness is a St John non-profit Primary Care facility that offers low cost health care to residents and visitors alike. Their first Gala, hosted by Zozo’s Caneel Bay, is Sold Out. You can click here for all the details on the event.
Hello everyone, and happy Friday! We have some great news to share with you all today! Ferry service between Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie is set to resume in just a few weeks!
Happy Earth Day Everyone! I hope that all of you are planning a little something to do your part in your own neck of the woods today in an effort to preserve our beautiful Mother Earth. I always say, saving the world is overwhelming, but if we each do a few easy things each day it can make a big difference! I wanted to take this opportunity to share some small things you can do to help out a little on St. John today, or the next time you’re visiting, to help preserve the paradise that we all love so much.