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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

April + May 2017 In the Virgin Islands it is difficult for visitors to tell the difference between Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Year around the weather is wonderful, especially if you are escaping from a late Winter snow storm....

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The Crucian Days of Alexander Hamilton

by Meredith Hardy Every story has a beginning, and most of them begin with a mother. Rachel Faucett Lavien. We know she was born on Nevis in 1729. Her father was a French Huguenot planter and physician. She arrived...

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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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VI Plastic Waste Reduction is Here!

Part 6 in an East End Marine Park Series by Hillary Lohmann, Friends of the East End Marine Park. Trivia question: what do the USVI have in common with Hawaii, American Samoa, Canada and Morocco (among others)?!? A ban on...

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A Favorite Danish Sport is Shared by VI Players

by Nina York An avid interest in sports characterizes many communities in the U.S. and can be said to be shared in so many foreign countries. From an early age, boys and girls are usually eager to participate in the...



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