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Destination St. Croix: Basic Information

ARRIVAL. US citizens don't need a passport; departing visitors need a photo ID. LOCATION. St. Croix lies 18 north latitude and 65 west longitude, about 700 miles from the equator. The Virgin Islands are part of the Antilles chain from...

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Letter from the Governor

Good Day and welcome to the United States Virgin Islands! Our people welcome you. We are a unique place to visit with a variety of islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island and dozens of small cays and...

Duty-Free Allowance

"The Duty-Free allowance for US citizens is $1600.00 --- DOUBLE THAT OF OTHER ISLANDS!" When shopping on St. Croix, US citizens can enjoy a Duty- Free Allowance of $1600.00 per person, including children, every 30 days whether buying to pack...

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Skywatch

February + March 2017 Up North people are experiencing winter and perhaps it was to escape winter that you decided to visit the Virgin Islands. Many people think that winter is caused by the Earth being farther form the Sun....

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Closer Contact Than Ever Marks Star of Transfer Jubilee Year!

by Nina York A flurry of truly meaningful events in Denmark linking it with its former colonies as we approach the centennial of their Transfer to the United States, brings us to realize that friendships can indeed endure despite separation....

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Transfer Day Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

By Nina York The Centennial, of the Transfer from Danish to United States ownership of our Virgin Islands, has arrived! Although the actual anniversary date is March 31, it is being commemorated on all three islands throughout 2017. A hundred...

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Friends of St. Croix East End Marine Park--Year in Review

Part 5 in an East End Marine Park Series by Hillary Lohmann, Friends of the East End Marine Park. Happy anniversary to the Friends of STXEEMP! Our group supports the programs and mission of the East End Marine Park by...

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A Unique Research Tool on St. Croix--The St. Croix Population Database, 1734-1917

The St. Croix Population Database 1734-1917, initiated in 2002 by the Virgin Islands Social History Associates of St. Croix (VISHA), is a searchable, virtual archive, currently consisting of 1.89 million biographical entries transcribed by Crucians and Danes from a vast...

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CCT Goes 'Into the Woods' & Beyond

Caribbean Community Theatre, now in its 32nd season, will present Into The Woods, an award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim with book by James Lapine, over three weekends from February 10 to 25 (Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM), with a...

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Chaney: Stories from Migrant Fragments

During the 250 years of Danish colonization, of what is today known as the US Virgin Islands, people, products, memories, stories, cultures, and languages were transferred and transformed to the islands. There are countless reminders of this process and that...

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St. Croix Friends of Denmark--Close Ties with a Shared Past

by Nina York In 1917, a major transformation took place in what had been known as the Danish West Indies, with their ownership transferred to the United States through purchase. Now the US Navy would be the administrative power, protecting...



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