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Leaving California to Pour Coffee in the Caribbean: The Story Behind Bici Cafe

After current St. Croix resident Stephen Swanton graduated college in California with a degree in small business, he decided to start really small.  A business the size of a bicycle...

Construction Underway on University of the Virgin Islands Medical School Simulation Center on St. Croix

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix has a major construction project underway, viewable from the main entrance off Queen Mary Highway....

Results of Final St. Croix Ironman 70.3

On Sunday morning, the island of St. Croix came to a standstill to host its final Ironman 70.3 triathlon.  Most island roads closed to free up the bike and run routes.  Approximately...

19th Annual Children’s Color Run in Christiansted Draws Hundreds of Runners

The Virgin Islands Pace Runners hosted the 19th Annual Children’s Color Run early Friday evening.  The event was the start of a Jump-Up, hosted by the Christiansted Retail and...

St. Thomas Celebrates Carnival

Despite torrential rains, carnival was celebrated on St. Thomas this weekend. While formalities began much earlier in the month with the Carnival Prince and Princess Selection Show...

St. Croix Hosts 4th Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival

Earlier this month, St. Croix hosted the 4th Annual Coconut Cup Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Festival.  Amateurs and pros alike participated in the weekend of races, which coincided...

fusions To Open May 1 in Former ‘Pickled Greek’ Space

A new restaurant called fusions will open May 1 in the space which belonged to The Pickled Greek for nine years, just east of Christiansted.  fusions will specialize in small plates...

How a Frequent Visitor Found His “Anchor” on St. Croix

Thanks again to my Dad, Jack Smith, for contributing his unique perspective on island life to this blog, somewhere between visitor and resident.   Continuing my rambling thoughts from...

St. Croix in the Eyes of A Frequent Visitor

  Thanks to my Dad, Jack Smith, (not pictured!) for contributing this post.  And for taking me to the beach often growing up.  So began my love of island life!   I love...

Why It’s Easier to Stay Fit on St. Croix

When you people-watch on St. Croix, you’ll notice that a majority of residents on-island are pretty fit.  When you relocate here from the U.S. mainland, it’s inspiring to...