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The long-feared break-up of the major privately-held parcel in the V.I. National Park may become a reality, and still protect the most sensitive areas while opening as much as half of the 440-acre parcel for development. After months of debate and secret negotiations concerning the property in pristine Estate Maho Bay, the heirs of Herbert Marsh, the National...
Tradewinds, As one of the few residents of St. John living on the north shore (most other dwellings are rentals and campsites) I am totally behind the taxi drivers on this. Those maniacal bus drivers and their huge vehicles should not be added to the already scary driving experience on this stretch of road. We are contending with...
St. John Tradewinds, I am writing this letter to St. John Tradewinds because I am confused and concerned. My wife and I first discovered St. John and its amazing beauty and culture in 1992, when we vacationed at the Hyatt (now Westin) on our honeymoon. When we returned from that trip, we had fallen in love with the island...
A temporary change in fees for ferry service between St. Thomas and St. John was approved Thursday, Jan. 19, by the V.I. Public Services Commission (PSC). According to the new rate structure, adults will be charged $5 to travel between Red Hook and Cruz Bay, and $11.50 to travel between Charlotte Amalie and Cruz Bay. This is...
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Coral Bay Harbor, above, may be home to the the island's first marina.Coral Bay Marina LLC’s most recent attempt at completing a Coastal Zone Management (CZM) major application to construct a 116-slip marina along Route 107, adjacent to Island Blues Seaside Bar and Grill, was missing information, according to Jamal Nielsen, media relations coordinator for the V.I. Department...
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“Management boulders” have been installed along the North Shore Road at Trunk Bay in the V.I. National Park to control parking and prevent damage to vegetation.Work is continuing on the $2.8 million North Shore Road Rehabilitation Project and is now expected to be completed in December of this year. The project, which began last July, was originally to...
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Katie Shea Tarta, operations manager for KatiLady Katering, poses in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal during “America’s Caribbean in the Big Apple” promotion.Business representatives from across the territory traveled to New York City for the “America’s Caribbean in the Big Apple” promotion at Grand Central Terminal from Jan. 17 to 19. “It was fantastic, it went really...
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Elroy SprauveMost people from the mainland who arrive on St. John for the first time have some difficulty understanding local dialect. There was a time on the island, however, when a person could tell if someone lived in Coral Bay simply by the way that they spoke, according to St. Johnian Elroy Sprauve. “Before we had modern transportation...
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Bethany Pool VillasLocal architect Michael Milne is an ever-present face at public forums, where he speaks out against what he considers unsustainable, unplanned and illegal development. So, when it comes to his own designs for local developments, what is he doing that’s right? “It’s important to keep what I think are the core ideas of St. John,” said...
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VITRAN officials are considering a possible North Shore Road service with buses smaller than the one pictured.VITRAN officials evaluated the feasibility of running a bus route on North Shore Road several weeks ago, according to the bus system’s General Manager, Lawrence Sylvester. VITRAN’s St. John supervisor, Donna Roberts, and territorial chief maintenance officer, Pepsy Wilkins, toured the road through...
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