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Monthly Archives: September 2016

    St. Croix Organizations Unite to Award $17K in Student Scholarships

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 23, 2016

                        On Friday, two St. Croix organizations and one company came together to award more than $17,000 in college scholarships to four local students. Scholarship Recipients Emmaleah Turner Turner will attend the University of the Virgin Islands. Llewelyn Taylor Taylor will study at the University of the... Read More

    N2theBlue Puts St. Croix on the (Google) Map

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 18, 2016

    St. Croix will soon be the first island in the Caribbean with complete coverage on Google Maps, including street view.  N2theBlue Scuba Shop Co-Owner Kirk Thompson is nearing the end of an 1,100 mile journey around our island, covering every inch of road and the major hiking trails.  This is his final week with the Google camera... Read More

    St. Croix Beaches and Marina Receive Blue Flag Honor for Environmental Dedication

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 15, 2016

    Two St. Croix beaches and one marina recently received the blue flag honor from the Foundation for Environmental Education for their dedication to sustainable ecotourism: The Palms at Pelican Cove Beach Tamarind Reef Beach Green Cay Marina To achieve the blue flag, the beaches must meet or exceed 32 compliance criteria including: Offer / promote environmental education... Read More

    Limetree Bay Block Party Preview

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 10, 2016

    Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC (Limetree) in conjunction with the office of U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp will host a block party open to the public tomorrow (Sunday, September 11) from 4 to 9 p.m. in Frederiksted.  Limetree is the company which acquired the former HOVENSA (Hess) oil refinery on St. Croix’s south shore in January... Read More

    U.S. Virgin Islands Takes Steps Toward Complete Recycling Program

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 7, 2016

    The U.S. Virgin Islands took a step in right direction when it comes to recycling on Wednesday, as legislation was approved in committee and now moves to the rules and judiciary group. The green legislation is made up of three components, as proposed by Governor Kenneth Mapp: Comprehensive recycling / composting program Ban of plastic... Read More

    Life Cycle Choices Seeks to Enlighten St. Croix Youth

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 6, 2016

    The not-for-profit Dare to Dream Youth Foundation began an outreach effort last week called Life Cycle Choices, to help show St. Croix kids ages 10-15 where various life choices can lead them. The tour included the following locations: Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged Juan F. Luis Hospital Kingshill Cemetery The University... Read More

    Things I Don’t Let Friends Leave St. Croix Without Trying

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 4, 2016

    Living at a tourist destination like St. Croix comes with great perks when you host company.  People arrive in vacation mode, ready to have a good time.  You also have so much unique island territory to show guests, much more than if you lived in a typical stateside suburbia.  No need to hit Dave and... Read More

    St. Croix’s Prodigal Sons and Daughters

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | September 3, 2016

                        For most people who have experienced the quality and pace of life on St. Croix, there is no turning back.  There are countless tales of islanders bahn ya (“born here” in Crucian dialect) who leave island for college or a job, then return home to live... Read More

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