Archive | June, 2014

Island Orientation: St. Croix Info for Newcomers

Newcomers to St. Croix generally arrive eager to learn: how to drive on the left, find the best beaches, get the hook-up for fresh fish right off the boat, etc.  Most island residents...

Man’s Best Friend Finds Paradise on St. Croix

People aren’t the only ones loving life on St. Croix, pets of island residents are living it up too.  Obviously the tropical weather year-round makes a positive difference for...

St. Croix Strives for Farm to Table Food

It’s no secret that St. Croix is far from the U.S. mainland.  It is 1,263 miles to the nearest state of Florida.  So getting fresh produce shipped in from the states is not an...

Fresh Produce Abounds on St. Croix

As I drove home earlier this week, I noticed one of my neighbors set-up a table in front of their home piled with ripe mangoes.  The table was a perfect height for anyone driving by...

Spa Seekers Find Paradise on St. Croix

St. Croix residents always seem to have a natural glow.  The year-round tropical temperatures facilitate outdoor exercise and sunbathing at the beach (with plenty of sunscreen, of...

Rums Overrun St. Croix Thanks to Cruzan and Captain

On St. Croix there is a surplus of rum, as the island houses distilleries for both Captain Morgan© and Cruzan©.  The spirit is inexpensive on-island (one liter of light aged Cruzan...

Kayak for Kids Raises Funds for Queen Louise Home

The 15th annual Kayak for Kids event was held yesterday to raise money for the Queen Louise Home for Children, which exists to house kids who have been abandoned, neglected or abused....

Miss Virgin Islands 2014 Crowned

On Sunday, Ashley Gabriel of St. Thomas was crowned Miss Virgin Islands 2014.  Gabriel will go on to compete in the Miss America Scholarship Competition, which is the world’s...

30th Annual Women’s Coalition Race Raises Funds to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) hosted its 30th annual two-mile race yesterday in Frederiksted, raising money to help victims of domestic violence.  The coalition...