Category: The Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Transfer Day – To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate

By Dr. Eugene A. Petersen Many times we jump on a band wagon because people that we like or trust are on the band wagon. I would like to suggest that we begin to think for ourselves and in order to process reasonable thoughts we must educate ourselves and be aware of the facts. Our […]

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Do You Really Need a Travel Agent?

By Geri Simpson With all of the easy access to online travel portals and the myth that using a travel agent is an added expense, it is easy to see why folks believe that they are not a needed source. It is only when they run into problems with their travel plans that they feel, […]

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Precious, Precious Memories

By Randy Germain Precious, Precious Memories – How They Ever Linger & Why They Should Never Leave Our Souls Imagine waking up one  morning just to realize that today is your wedding day on the  beautiful and enchanted little island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Oh what a magical  moment…your wedding day on  St. […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – Ami & Luis

By Ami Mohr Caban Louis and I were married  in St. Croix, since this is where I grew up and is the island I love. Louis and I met in Charlotte, NC, and we got engaged on the beach at Magens Bay, St. Thomas. Since my sisters and I had been Junior Members at the […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – Jeanin & John

By John Counts Getting married on St Croix was by far the best venue we could have ever decided on. We met in California before moving to the islands, and we were considering getting married back home, but once we saw the gorgeous beaches we knew we needed to have our ceremony here. We chose […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – May Belle & Doug

By May Belle Fellenz When my then fiance and I decided to move to St. Croix from Arkansas about a year ago, we decided that we wanted to have a beach wedding. After all, we were moving to an island paradise where beautiful beaches are almost always less than five minutes away in any direction. […]

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Real Caribbean Weddings – Takisha & Orman

By Takisha Garcia-Clouden My name is Takisha and I was born on the beautiful island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. I met my husband, Orman, through a mutual friend. I had just purchased a new home in Maryland, and he came to assist me with some electrical work. Throughout the weeks of helping me, […]

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Historical West End Masqueraders

An Interview with Asta Williams, By Denise Bennerson During an interview with  Ms. Asta Williams, a cultural icon, historian, story teller, arts and craft extraordinaire, and owner and director of West End Masqueraders, she stated… Culture is the thing you live. The down-to-earth way you live, your food, your customs, the things you learn from […]

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Caribbean Destination Wedding – My Home St. Croix

By  Shantel Williams-Miller My name is Shantel. I was born and raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. I came back to St. Croix to get married to my loving husband, Anthony Miller. I chose home because I wanted my husband’s family to learn my culture and see what my island had to offer. I […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Wedding Industry

By Christine W. Meyer On June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, proclaimed that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the Constitution. The decision requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and legalized same-sex marriage throughout the U.S., its possessions, and territories. […]

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