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Back and front cover of David Knight Sr.'s Cruz Bay from Conquest to Exploitation, a Forgotten History. Image courtesy of David Knight Sr.  An event to celebrate the first book detailing the history of Cruz Bay will be held at Bajo el Sol Gallery on Saturday, April 15 starting at 4:00pm. The date of the event is no accident, according to the...
St. John Blues Blowout 2017 photos by Steve Simonsen Photography.  St. John Blues Society would like to say thank you to the many people and businesses that helped to produce the 2017 St. John Blues Blowout. The event took place on March 25 at the Susannaberg Ruins. Thanks to the following sponsors: Caribbean Villas, Cimmaron Property Management, Estate Lindholm, Gallows Point...
After several hours of testimony at the April 11 Senate Finance Committee meeting in Cruz Bay, residents chat during a break. All photos by Amy Roberts. St. John residents hoping to see an overhaul of the property tax system in the Virgin Islands filled the seats at the Legislative Conference Room in Cruz Bay on Tuesday afternoon. They came to hear testimony...
                  Testifiers Doug White (left), Harith Wickrema from Island Green Building Assoc. join Property and Procurement's Vincent Richards at a Tuesday hearing in Cruz Bay. Photo by Judi Shimel. CRUZ BAY -- A proposed lease for Island Green Building Association was delayed by the 32nd Legislature Committee on Finance on Tuesday. Lawmakers...
Delroy 'Ital' Anthony does a demonstration on medicinal plants at the St. John Garden Fair on March 25. All photos by Perdita Stapleton.  A recent article in the New York Times urged readers to slow down if they truly want to appreciate St. John.  The wisdom of these words was fully evident at the St. John Garden Fair held at...
 A third defendant charged with racketeering in a property auction case heard his fate April 6 in Superior Court ST. THOMAS -- An attorney charged with taking part in a fraudulent property auction scheme has pleaded guilty to a minor charge. The defendant, Ed McKenzie, is the third person to admit their role in manipulating bids for properties put up...
Dr. Marilyn Brandt examines diseased coral. Photo courtesy of University of Virgin Islands VI-EPSCoR. The pressing need in the Virgin Islands is and has been about generating revenues. The government treasury has a deficit and its up to lawmakers to find the money to pay for expenses and obligations. But ideas seem hard to come by, even harder to agree on. Take...
The next St. John Historical Society member's meeting, Tuesday, April 11 at 7 pm will be at the Atrium at the Gifft Hill School Upper Campus. The society will feature David Knight, Sr. who will provide a status update on the statues in Denmark and briefly tell the story of Transfer on St. John and explain why it is...
Solimar is situated in quiet Fish Bay with water views to the bay and Caribbean Sea. The main house is airy and open with a kitchen, great room, half bathroom, screened porch, master bedroom and bath. Step outside onto the deck and dip into the private pool, overlooking the lush green hillside and National Park land. Across the deck...
Community group leaders wait their turn to tell officials from the Housing Finance Authority why their 2017 projects are worthy of finding through a CDBG grant. Photo by Judi Shimel. CRUZ BAY -- Community groups with an eye towards making St. John a better place to live met with officials from the Housing Finance Authority April 5. They met at...
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