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Monthly Archives: December 2016

    What A $450K Home Looks Like in St. Croix, Miami and L.A.

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | December 27, 2016

    When you are considering investing your real estate dollars in a few different markets, side-by-side comparisons are key.  So whether you are looking for an investment property or your next vacation home, here’s what a $450,000 home looks like in three oceanfront U.S. locations: San Pedro (Los Angeles), California: Starting on the west coast, this... Read More

    Meet the Master Behind St. Croix’s Dazzling Firework Shows

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | December 15, 2016

    In the U.S. Virgin Islands, Russ Battiato is the authority on fireworks.  A retired U.S. Army Sergeant and paratrooper, he recently impressed the crowds gathered in Christiansted for the St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade.  Battiato is a master shooter associated with Pyrotecnico, a firework supplier out of New Castle, Pennsylvania.  The company is one of the largest pyrotechnic businesses... Read More

    HH Tire & Battery Burns, Quickly Sets Up Temporary Location

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | December 11, 2016

    At the end of November just after Thanksgiving, a long-established business on St. Croix burned to the ground overnight.  The island community is saddened by the total loss of the HH Tire & Battery building, which was located in the Castle Coakley area.  HH has been serving the people of St. Croix for 52 years,... Read More

    Virgin Islands Customs Duties Reducing to Zero, According to New Bill

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | December 11, 2016

    A new bill which seeks to eliminate customs duties in the U.S. Virgin Islands, was approved by the territory’s finance committee late last month.  As of November 17, the bill as amended by territory senators, says that goods can enter the USVI free of customs duties.  The debated fees equal about $12 million annually, which based... Read More

    Vintage and Collectibles Fair To Be Held Saturday in Christiansted

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | December 9, 2016

    This Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the annual Vintage and Collectibles Fair will be held at Peter Carl Limpricht Park in Christiansted (10 King Street, between Prince and King Cross Streets).  Holiday shoppers can expect approximately 35 exhibitors at the event, including local food vendors.  Beyond vintage and collectible items, the... Read More

    Island Roots Designs Unearthed at Joyia Inspirational Jewelry

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | December 6, 2016

    A beautiful new line of jewelry deemed the island roots collection is now available at Joyia Inspirational Jewelry, just in time for the holidays.  The jewelry store is located on Queen Cross Street (between Company and King) in Christiansted.  Inspired by the appearance of mangrove trees, the intertwined design is available in rings or bracelets,... Read More

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