Below are some interesting news of the Virgin Islands especially any news that may have relevance to the island of St. John.
VI Marine Industry Forum
The Senate Committe on Economic Development and Agriculture and Planning held a VI Marine Industry Forum to discuss the plight of the marine industry in the Virgin Islands. Some key points:
Science Education in the Virgin Islands Gets a Boost
Sometimes a helping hand is all a child/youth needs, and Jeffrey Epstein understand this quite well. This entrepreneurial mogul gave a huge donation to the STEM program at the University of the Virgin Islands. STEM stands for Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology. Mr. Epstein donated funds for accomodations and travels for students and chaperones but he also donated more than one hundred Microsoft Surface W computers, Touch keyboards and Nylon Sleeves for Microsoft Surface. Students, staff, UVI and the community in general are all grateful for this valuable contribution. Read more here: http://world.einnews.com/pr_news/223288427/harvard-mogul-jeffrey-epstein-boosts-science-education-in-the-us-virgin-islands
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Boat Ride between St. Thomas and St. John has been listed as 1 of the 10 most Scenic in the World
They didn't have to tell me that, I knew that alread:) Yes, the Pillsbury Sound route rounds in at number nine. Nine in the world is an awesome place to be. Here is a snippet of what the researchers said. Click on the link to see who the other winners are. But due to pride in my homeland, we will always be number one in my mind.
Easily accessible for US residents, and particularly affordable in the summer because of hurricane season, the ferry from St Thomas to St John during July to September is recommended by VirtualTourist members. Departing from Red Hook on the far eastern side of St Thomas, the ferry runs to Cruz Bay on St John every hour on the hour starting at 5.30am. The 20-minute ride is incredibly affordable and the crystalline waters are reason alone to make the trip. For only a few dollars one way, visitors to St Thomas can take a day trip to St John where more than two-thirds of the island is a nature preserve with ample hiking and public beaches to explore. http://www.travelweekly.com.au/holidays/destinations/top-10-most-scenic-boat-rides
Dear Mr. Industrious,
Mr. Llewellyn Sewer called me just moments ago. It appears that the personnel on duty for JC Security on St. John was holding 20 vehicles back from loading on the Capt. Vic's 12 Noon departure. The security personnel told the customers that they have to wait for the 12:30 Boynes vessel, even though they were not ticketed and even though their desire was to catch the 12:00 Noon Capt Vic.
Cutomers legal rights are now being obliterated and devalued; their rights are not considered.
Today is Spetember 11. This day above all others should remind us that WE HAVE FREEDOM.
Customers need to be able to CHOOSE who they want to travel with.
SECURITY SHOULD NEVER be allowed to tell customers who they have to wait on.
This must stop.
CC: This is going to be an open letter to the general public.
It is that time of year again and we at Love City Car Ferries, Inc. were wondering how to celebrate the educational experience of our children. We came up with a plan: Our First Annual Back-to-School Essay Contest!
Yes, you heard it right; all children in the 5th, 7th, and 9th grades who attend school in Virgin Islands are eligible. The enclosed/linked document has all of the contest information. Share with your friends via social media. Schools with participating contestants are eligible to win an additional prize!
Happy Labor Day! We, at Love City Ferries, Inc., hope you are having a restful day! Enjoy your day off.