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Residents Say Enough as Power Outages Sweep Across the Virgin Islands

Residents Say Enough as Power Outages Sweep Across the Virgin Islands 1

No surprise, the V.I Water and Power Authority has once again failed St. John as electricity has been inconsistent at best and nonexistent at worst for the last three weeks. Residents have taken to social media to express their outrage and concerns at what has become a normal standard of island living on St John and surrounding Virgin Islands. Support has been rallying across social media platforms and political protests are being organized.

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St. John’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club: Empowering Minds and Bodies Through Martial Arts

St. John's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club: Empowering Minds and Bodies Through Martial Arts 5

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.

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St. John Rescue Looks for Donations for Oxygen Generator and Oxygen Concentrators

St. John Rescue Looks for Donations for Oxygen Generator and Oxygen Concentrators 7

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.

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The Taino Legacy of a Peaceful, Joyous and Ingenious People

The Taino Legacy of a Peaceful, Joyous and Ingenious People 8

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

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News of St. John Store Has Launched!

News of St. John Store Has Launched! 9

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!

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Health and Environmental Impacts as the Annual Saharan Dust Returns to the Caribbean

Health and Environmental Impacts as the Annual Saharan Dust Returns to the Caribbean 11

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.

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Taken from a previous NSJ article “Sahara Dust Settles Over St. John”

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News of St. John Villa Rentals Has Launched!

News of St. John Villa Rentals Has Launched! 13

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. 

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