Tag Archive | USVI

Continuing to Grow USVI Strong

Continuing to Grow USVI Strong

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a tourist mecca and like all communities that thrive on tourism, the customer experience is a big part of what keeps those dollars flowing. We also understand that being good at customer service doesn’t always come naturally.  You simply have to have worked in retail to understand that one. As […]

Summer is Here, and so is Hurricane Season

Summer is Here, and so is Hurricane Season

We have previously written about the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Virgin Islands. We covered the immediate aftermath, the lasting destruction and the ongoing process of rebuilding. We remember that Hurricane Maria had wind speeds of 175 mph (Catagory 5) and killed 112 people and Hurricane Irma had 185 mph winds and killed […]

The USVI is Back in Business and Letting Everyone Know

The USVI recently detailed a new marketing plan for the islands after the disastrous impact of two category 5 hurricanes in September.  The islands are rolling out a 150-day marketing strategy to help bring tourist dollars back to the islands. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities […]

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 […]

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 […]