Tag Archive | Hurricane Irma

Back in Service

We got in late last night from our sailing adventure. We had an amazing time. The trip did have a few snags but nothing overwhelming. We had intended on posting from the sailboat last Sunday but really only had connectivity yesterday. We’ve got quite a bit to tell you about sailing and the current state […]

Etelman Observatory, St. Thomas, USVI

Etelman Observatory, St. Thomas, USVI

A visit to a tropical island to watch the sun set and the stars come out can be quite the romantic night and at the Etelman Observatory you can get a up-close look at those celestial bodies. The Etelman Observatory is located on top of Crown Mountain on the island of St. Thomas in the […]

Your Islands Update

Your Islands Update

The restoration of power on the islands of St. Thomas and St. John is a slow process because in many cases the primary lines are down and need to be reconstructed. According to the Water and Power Authority, the reconstruction has to happen before the power can be sent to the lines, even if undamaged, […]

Cruise Line Community Comes Together to Care for the Caribbean

Cruise Line Community Comes Together to Care for the Caribbean

The storms have passed but there is still a lot of work to do in the Caribbean. The good news is that the cruise lines, the same companies that have introduced many of us to the USVI, are taking a share of the lead in the relief efforts. Carnival Cruise Lines has set up a […]

Irma Update

Irma Update

The world and the US media have finally taken notice of the tragedy playing out in the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands in Irma’s wake. We also have to give credit where credit is due and that is to MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. She spent most of last week in the Virgin Islands drawing attention to […]

Irma and the Media’s Failing

Irma and the Media’s Failing

Like many people, I’ve spent the past week watching the slow-motion horror of Hurricane Irma work its way along the Leeward Islands. The massive Category 5 hurricane, maybe the biggest ever recorded, churned and chewed up the small island nations and territories. The damage reports on the island of Barbuda alone are staggering. The government […]