As a child, I remember our parades in St. Thomas. The Wild Indians were usually among the last troupes to come into view. I eagerly anticipated them and looked on in awe. I love the display of culture, fantasy, and innate symbolism. Many people of Caribbean descent have native Indian ancestry. Seeing the Indians do their performance was always a surreal experience.
The above images were found in the photo library of the late Llewellyn "Big Lew" Sewer. They were post cards that he kept and were passed on to his kids. I am so happy they were preserved and I just wanted to share them with you.
Carnival is here! Enjoy the fete and remember these cultural symbolism be they Wild Indians, Mocko Jumbie or any others are part of our beautiful cultural landscape.
Carnival 2018 Schedule https://www.vicarnivalschedule.com/stthomas/
What does Black History Month mean to you? As we ponder this question, we are forced to keep in mind the contributions of people of African descent across the diaspora or more particularly, in the Virgin Islands. We can easily remember names like:
For me, Black History Month means that we all have a responsibility to continue their legacy and remember their sacrifices. It also means that we have a responsibility to teach others of the contributions of those who came before. As it pertains to the famous Virgin Islanders. Here is a quiz. Can you answer these questions correctly? Can your kids?
As it pertains to Black History Month in general, here are some facts. Black History Month is half way over; but in truth, it never is. We can continue learning and growing because the contributions of people of African descent across the diaspora is a significant part of our daily lives, such as:
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Wishing you and your loved ones all the blessings of Christmas and the holiday season and peace and prosperity for the New Year.
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Those old fashioned telephone booths don't exist anymore, at least not in the Virgin Islands. But after the hurricanes, we sure wish they were on every street corner. Thank God for cell phone towers, even though they were on and off most days.
Well the dark ages are soon over; I know, I exaggerate. But the point I am making is that Love City Car Ferries, Inc office phone is functional again! Hip Hip Hooray!!!! Call us if you need us and even if you just want to say hi. If we don't answer, leave a message and we'll be happy to get back with you. 340-779-4000
Love City Car Ferries, Inc. thanks all customers, vendors, and supporters for partnering with us for the last 20 years. Our official anniversary date was August 7th but we are going to celebrate for the entire month of August. We look forward to continuing to offer residents and visitors of the United States Virgin Islands a safe, efficient, affordable, maritime experience where decisions are made with a heart for the people. Thanks for your continued patronage and may God bless us all!
St. John is a small beautiful island located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the United States Virgin Islands. When visiting St. John, you will arrive by passenger/car ferry. Below are some pics of the Enighed Pond port where the car ferries dock. However, once you offload where are you? Additional pics represented below will help you figure some of this out. Have fun on St. John and thanks for visiting this page.
PS. The uniformed personnel on the docks are usually employed by the Virgin Islands Port Authority or its agents. Car ferry services are paid on board the vessel only.
Happy Valentine's Day from our family to yours. No matter how busy we get, we ought to say a special thank you to that special someone in our lives. Hope your day is special and memorable. Remember that St. John is the island of love so feel free to visit soon and let us know if you need any assistance with your booking. Have a wonderful day!
Merry Christmas to One and All
This has been an eventful year in the car ferry industry in the United States Virgin Islands. We have had and continue to have our trials. Nevertheless, we are thankful and grateful to you our customers, vendors, and patrons.
We at Love City Car Ferries, Inc. continue to do what is necessary to serve you to the best of our ability. If we have fallen short, our sincerest apologies, it is never our intent to displease you in any way. As the year draws to a close, feel free to stay in contact with us by emailing, calling (340-779-4000), or sending us a message on social media. We can be found on Twitter @VICarFerry, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know how we can help.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Thank you for connecting with us. We appreciate you! You are awesome! You are the Best! We love you! God Bless.......
Labor Day marks the official end of summer. We, at Love City Ferries, Inc., hope you are having a restful day! Enjoy your day off.
"The end of labor is to gain leisure." — Aristotle
Happy Emancipation Day, July 3rd, and Independence Day, July 4th!
As we celebrate the emancipation of a people with the 1848 freedom of slaves in the #VirginIslands (then Danish West Indies) and the independence of our nation with the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the #USA, let us remember and continue to celebrate the sacrifices of the courageous individuals who fought on both fronts.
God bless the Virgin Islands and God bless the United States of America!
Inspection was Yesterday and the Capt Vic is back on the run today, Thursday, June 30, 2016
Yesterday was hectic for everyone, with M/V Capt. Vic having to go through its regularly scheduled annual United States Coast Guard Inspection. As a result, the vessel was down for most of the day. However we worked closely with the Coast Guard and thankfully the vessel is in full service today.
We understand that without the M/V Capt Vic, the congestion, especially in Red Hook was horrendous. Today is going to be different because both the M/V Capt Vic and the M/V Island Vic are operational and will be able to handle the flow of traffic.
Thanks for your understanding and see you on board.
Open Letter to all Customers
We apologize for any inconvenience you have/had experienced in your attempt to catch a car ferry between St. Thomas and St. John, Virgin Islands, wherein Love City Car Ferries, Inc via the M/V Capt Vic and M/V Island Vic were your service provider. We are doing our utmost to accommodate everyone. However many times this week we were the only car ferry service in operation and at such times the lines were long which resulted in frustration, especially when someone was allowed to jump the line.
Before delving into the issue of jumping the line, please keep the following in mind when catching a car ferry during times of high congestion:
While we are here to accommodate everyone, please keep the following in mind:
Hence, if you are in the line and someone jumps the line in front of you, please know that we do not value them more than you. Instead there are other factors that demand us to allow said customer to take priority.
During this time of increase congestion on the dock, we are continually reminded of our motto “A Heart for the People.” As it guides us, we hope it will guide our customers, as well, in knowing that we appreciate each and every one of you and that we will do our utmost to ensure that we serve everyone to the best of our ability.
Love Conquers All
We are all saddened by the senseless acts of terror and violence that has besieged our country and the world. The events in #Orlando are beyond catastrophic. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. Let us continue to pray for peace via the strongest force in the world - LOVE.
President's Day is a day to celebrate all US Presidents past and present. It was first celebrated nationally in 1885. Though it was celebrated as Washington's Birthday beginning 1800 a year after George Washington's death in 1799. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are still seen as the most well recognized Presidents.
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.