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Vintage USVI Transfer Day video

Friday, September 16th, 2016

The USVI is already making plans for what should be a big day this winter: The 100th anniversary of Transfer Day.

The Danish government officially transferred its Virgin Islands to the U.S. government, for the bargain price of $25 million, on March 17, 1917.

The Tourism Department is ramping up a big advertising campaign. The Senate’s working on an official Transfer Day bill. There’s even a Virgin Islands Centennial 2017 Facebook page.

You can read about the history of Transfer Day here.

And check out this old newsreel reporting on Transfer Day in 1917…

Paving part of John Head Road

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The North Shore’s infamous John Head Road, a bumpy, rocky, multiple switchback road from Centerline Road to the North Shore Road is getting paved.

At least part of it.

The National Park Service says paving the lower portion of John Head Road will run through October 10 and require its temporary closure to through traffic.

“Paving this portion of the John Head Road will improve driving conditions and greatly reduce water erosion caused by storms,” a NPS announcement says. (Here’s the announcement.)

That road, as gut-jarring as it is, is what’s known as Catherineberg, and is home to some of the nicest villas on St. John, and most definitely some of the nicest views in the Caribbean.

Never tried John Head Road? Come along for the fast-mode ride in this old Jeep Cam.

The St. John Experience: Bar Wars

Monday, August 1st, 2016

On Island entrepreneur Jason Hubert and his fleet of drones continues to find new ways to entertain.

His St. John Experience app is adding new videos of things going on around St. John.

Installment Number One is last weekend’s Bar Wars at the Beach Bar.

CBS Sunday Morning features St. John

Monday, July 18th, 2016

As part of his ongoing series called Trailblazers of our National Parks, CBS correspondent Conor Knighton spent some time at Caneel Bay.

Yesterday morning Sunday Morning featured his 4 minute piece, telling the story of Lawrence Rockefeller and the origin of St. John’s National Park.

It was a great piece. Check it out…

Daily Show on USVI delegate fight

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

If you followed the soap opera that was the Virgin Islands delegate fight (over something that comes with no vote) you’ll get a kick out of the Daily Show’s take on it.

The Don’t Hurry

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Cruzan (CRU-shun) rum’s Welcome to the Don’t Hurry marketing campaign is still going strong.

This is at Wharfside Village. The same theme is at the luggage claim bar at the airport. I wonder if the distributor limits these setups by territory.

Remember this funny Cruzan commercial?

Steel drums at the airport

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The St. Thomas airport really stepped up the welcome mat this season.

The Cruzan rum samples have been a regular, not occasional feature. And there is always some kind of entertainment on the weekends. Like these cute kids in a steel drum band…

Pond Bay plans revealed March 31

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

A Kansas City developer will outline plans for the Pond Bay Club at the Estate Chocolate Hole’s annual meeting March 31.

Developer Dan Lowe, who has been living with his family in the Virgin Islands for several months a year since 2013, will present his idea for the long-stalled Chocolate Hole project, though few details are currently known.

Lowe has a successful track record of taking over bankrupt projects according to the Kansas City Business Journal, and had been looking for a VI project for the last couple of years.

He’s also survived four liver transplants, so DPNR, CMZ and ECHALA won’t be his biggest ever challenges.

You can read a profile of Dan Lowe here.

Here’s a video tour we took of Pond Bay in 2009, back when construction was rocking…

Our newest advertiser: The Chef’s villa

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Carmel by the Sea” is a new one-bedroom vacation rental with pool and private garden courtyard overlooking Fish Bay, and it was cooked up by Ted Robinson, one of St. John’s most popular private chefs.

It’s gorgeous. Check out some pictures at the Carmel by the Sea VRBO page here.

A big bonus? Booking possible for your own private chef-prepared breakfast, lunch or dinner.

If you’re new to On-StJohn.com, meet Chef Ted and learn about Ted’s Supper Club, below…

Villa Video: Cinnamon Ridge

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Cinnamon Ridge is one of a handful of mountaintop villas in Estate Catherinburg.

You cannot beat the views from up there.

Cinnamon Ridge is bordered on two sides by National Park. It is for sale or you can rent those views for a week.

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