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Sahara Dust Settles Over St. John

Sahara Dust Settles Over St. John 1

Good Morning!  If you’re on island right now, you might notice a crazy hazy atmosphere dimming the horizon line surrounding St. John.  That haze is, in fact, dust particles from the Sahara Desert that have traveled thousands of miles on the trade winds to settle over the Virgin Islands for a bit.  It’s not an uncommon, or a necessarily bad, occurrence.  But, it might cast a bit of a shadow on the traditional Caribbean sunset views and clog up the air ways just a bit!

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St. John Rental Car Company Directory

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Good Morning!  I hope that you all had a beautiful summertime weekend, wherever you are in the world 🙂  It has over and over again been brought to my attention that the demand for rental cars in the USVI continually exceeds the supply!  A few months back, we compiled a list of St. John based rental car companies and I felt it might be time for a re-share on that.  Especially with the reports I’m seeing out there about missed car barges, lost reservations and lengthy wait times for rentals on St. Thomas….

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USVI & BVI COVID Update- BVI Sees a Surge and USVI Rolls Out Vaccine Passport

USVI & BVI COVID Update- BVI Sees a Surge and USVI Rolls Out Vaccine Passport 3

It’s Fri-YAY!  I hope everyone is gearing up for a fun summertime weekend 🙂  There have been some big things evolving on the COVID-19 front in both the US and British Virgin Islands over the past week.  And today I wanted to take a moment to update you on those happenings.

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Real Estate Spotlight: Quaint Island Living with Immense Opportunity

Real Estate Spotlight: Quaint Island Living with Immense Opportunity 5

Good Morning!  Today, I have a lovely, yet modest, home to share with you that truly has it all!  An income producing second unit with separate entry, multiple courtyards surrounded by beautifully kept landscaping, breathtaking views, a sturdy masonry build, power backup, an amazing location and recent updates to the property all combine to make this two storied home a deal breaker with a price tag under $800,000!

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Celebrity Edge Arrives on St. Thomas Today

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Today, from 11AM-7PM, the port of Crown Bay will host its first cruise ship since March of 2020.  The Celebrity Cruises vessel, Celebrity Edge, will make her way into the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal this morning carrying 1500 passengers and 700 crew at half capacity.  The ship is arriving in the midst of a unresolved discussion between the leaders of the Caribbean islands where cruise lines have planned to visit this summer and Governor DeSantis of Florida in regards to vaccination regulations and COVID-19 protocol.

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What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season

What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season 7

Late last week, Hurricane Elsa was a close call for the Virgin Islands after her Category One winds and rain brought some serious damage to Barbados and St. Lucia.  We saw some swells, high seas and above average wind here on St. John as she passed a couple of hundred miles to the south of us.  So, nothing too serious, but that first close call of the season always leaves us a little shaken and stirred up here in the USVI.  With above average occupancy projected for this fall, I wanted to take a moment to remind all of you planning for travel during these precarious months to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings before and during your visit.

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Real Estate Spotlight: A Perfect Space to Share with Friends at Blue Palm Villa

Real Estate Spotlight: A Perfect Space to Share with Friends at Blue Palm Villa 8

Good Morning! I hope that all of you are gearing up for a beautiful holiday weekend and that Independence Day celebrations are on the horizon. But, before you head into the weekend, I want to share with you a beautiful space perched above Coral Bay that would be perfect for hosting your friends and family for holiday festivities!

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Virgin Islands Freedom Week

Virgin Islands Freedom Week 9

In 2006, a proclamation was signed by Former President George W. Bush that designates the month of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.  A month to celebrate the accomplishments of acclaimed Caribbean sons and daughters Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Cicely Tyson, W.E.B Dubois, James Weldon Johnson, Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier to name a few.

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It is a month designated in recognition of the contributions to community and the well-being and growth of American society by those born in the Caribbean islands. And now, as we exit this month of celebration of Caribbean culture and accomplishment, we find ourselves in the midst of Virgin Islands Freedom Week.

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Travel Update- What to Expect When Traveling to or From St. Thomas

Travel Update- What to Expect When Traveling to or From St. Thomas 11

Hello to all you happy people out there!  We just returned from a few days in the states, visiting family, basking in the amazing food and drink of the upper 48 and relaxing for a few much needed moments throughout the trip.  This trip was the first time I have flown into or out of St. Thomas since September of 2019!  And I was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of both the staff at the Cyril E. King Airport and the Department of Health in regards to the arrival screening.  So, for those of you with upcoming trips, I wanted to share my experience with you.  Oh, and there are a few fun updates from the Governor’s weekly press conference in regards to COVID-19 travel tucked into the meat of this as well.

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