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With two staff members and several enthusiastic and talented volunteers, the Southgate Coastal Reserve has become more welcoming in the last few months to hikers, birders and beachgoers with benches, signs and even a bridge.
Saturday was the perfect day for being on the water – bright, clear and calm – and Salt River Marina was clogged with kayakers, not packing picnic baskets but hauling trash retrieved from the delicate mangroves in the bay.
After starting a career in New York City, experiencing the 9/11 terrorist attack, coming home and then relocating to Colorado, Nicholas Cherubin returned to the island last year, making the most of his knowledge and experience by accepting a dream job at St. Croix’s Leatherback Brewery.
Total numbers were down for the 2019 Christmas Bird Count on St. Croix compared to the previous year, but the appearance of three Scarlet ibises – two adults and a juvenile – a species never before recorded on St. Croix made up somewhat for the lower numbers.
Many people who relocate to the Virgin Islands have unusual and interesting back stories, but Horst Cerni cannot be outpaced in the long, interesting and star-studded route he took to St. Croix. He wrote about his adventures and travels in his autobiography, “Journeying to Paradise.”
Neither rules nor regulations have been drafted for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ medical marijuana law, so a forum on the use of medical marijuana in the workplace, either by prescription or recreationally, left participants with more questions than answers on Friday, Dec. 13.
After a night of Christmas carols in the streets and holiday lights saturating the usually dark Peter Limpricht Park in Christiansted, the public park came alive again Saturday with a festive array of vendors selling art, antiques, furniture, food and orchids.
The first section of the St. Croix Bike Path was formally opened Wednesday at the crest of the Christiansted Bypass by the AARP national president and others involved with the project.
Two Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital board trustees and four members of the executive team met Tuesday, without hopes of a quorum, and discussed ongoing financial troubles and upcoming staffing needs as the St. Croix hospital slowly rebuilds after the 2017 hurricanes.
The V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation, which overseas the territory's hospitals, approved a request for proposals to begin repair on the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute on St. Thomas.
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