Local News about St. John and our villa

We’re not just remote villa owners. We’re on island nearly monthly, and our property manager, Kristen Cox, is a long time St. John resident who has raised her family on island. We are constantly keeping up with news of St.John and try to relay pertinent information about our rental villa and the island in general on to you.

September 5, 2010
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St John villa Great Expectations launches new website

The popular St John villa, Great Expectations, has recently dusted off and spruced up […]
December 4, 2010

St John Tradewinds announces St John villa, Great Expecations, hosts wounded soldiers

Low Key Watersports and Great Expectations Hosting SCUBA for Disabled VeteransWritten by Tradewinds StaffFriday, […]
January 7, 2011
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Surf is up on St John

Surfers enjoying St John’s Hart BaySt John Cinnamon Bay sees huge (for St John!) […]
February 27, 2011
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New petroglyph discovered on St John (USVI) – shows life on St John nearly 2,000 years ago

Published on St. John SourceReef Bay Petroglyph Raises Questions An eagle-eyed visitor spotted a […]
April 23, 2011

Ah, the life!

I know this could be cruel if you are viewing this picture while stuck […]
June 27, 2011

Our new HD St John webcam wins ‘Top 10’ Award!

Our brand new HD St John webcam has already won a ‘Top 10 webcams’ […]
October 23, 2011

Now available on St John – new fall happenings

St John – where a picture is worth a 1,000 words! Cover of Steve […]
October 26, 2011

October News flashes and fun St John clips

Trunk Bay St John Our friends at On-StJohn.com posted a wonderful beach-break video of […]
October 29, 2011
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SNOW….Say it ain’t so!

Yikes! Well, no worries ‘mon that is if you be on St John…but, if […]
October 31, 2011
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Halloween – St John style

St Johnians are all about having fun – day or night, any day of […]
November 1, 2011

Great Eats on St John

Flavors of St John Winners All!Chef Mat Vacharat, center, and his staff are all […]
November 2, 2011
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Fabulous handmade cards by popular Santa Monica artist

Today is the official launching of a wonderful new web-store, Buzy Bee Hive, featuring […]
November 6, 2011
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Which one of these pictures is different?

Remember those child picture ‘problems’ of ‘which one of the following does not belong […]
November 9, 2011

St John School of the Arts Auction

If you love St John and you love the Arts then this on-line auction […]
November 17, 2011
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More Opportunity to Support St John and get some wonderful goodies at the same time!

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is dedicated to the protection and preservation […]
November 19, 2011
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A Different Road to Paradise!

Our friends at the St John Tradewinds took this picture: On their way to […]
December 11, 2011

Gold at the end of this rainbow?

We’ve had a bunch of rain recently on St John; however it is not […]
December 11, 2011
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What do you think they are drinking?

This morning at Hawksnest beach we ran into these 3 little critters.  Tell us […]
December 12, 2011

This fella is looking for a kiss!

Well, I can understand the reluctance but iguanas are truly friendly little (well, not […]
December 13, 2011
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St John – a fabulous holiday present!

  St John – a fabulous holiday present!  Where the waters of St John […]
December 14, 2011

Now this is a clear sky!

Venus is clearly visible in the sky over St John Wow, what a night! […]
December 20, 2011

Santa arrives on St John!

Santa Visits St. John St John Source reports.… The Battery was decked in its […]
December 31, 2011
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Out with the old and new beginnings

on St John (USVI) of course! What better New Year’s resolution than to vacation […]
January 10, 2012
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It is a new year and that means only one thing – Carnival time in the Caribbean!

The United States Tourism Office and the St Thomas Carnival Committee announced the 2012 […]
January 15, 2012
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Catch a bit of theater on St John – January 27 – Broadway comes to St John (again)!

St John School for the Arts (SJSA) is sponsoring, for the second year in […]
January 17, 2012
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Put your dancing shoes on to support a great St John organization

The Friends of the National Park is hosting its 8th annual Gala.  This event […]
January 18, 2012
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Help this pooch get home – St John USVI to Dallas TX or bust

Isn’t this a great family picture? Direct plea from the St John Animal Care […]
January 19, 2012
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Snowball party on St John? Absolutely!

Come party and, at the same time, support one of St John’s most wonderful […]
January 25, 2012
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St John comes together (again) to support its own

Anyone who has passed by the Post Office or Uncle Joe’s BBQ has, I […]
January 25, 2012
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St John makes the ‘top 10 travel destinations’ – once again!

Eyes In Magazine is a magazine about the world’s innovative creators and their masterpieces. EYES […]
February 11, 2012
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What island is on your bucket list?

 Photographer-artist Steve Simonsen’s aerial view of St John’s north shore St John and the […]
February 24, 2012
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St John (USVI) Folklife Festival showcases the best of St John’s culture

  Folklife Festival Kicks Off at Annaberg BY LYNDA LOHR — FEBRUARY 23, 2012, St […]
February 24, 2012

Virgin Islands National Park proposes new path to Honeymoon Bay

Honeymoon beach on St John Getting to this beach (Honeymoon on St John) might […]
February 25, 2012

St John Film Society Presents — Proceed and Be Bold – March 6, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 PROCEED AND BE BOLD* 2011/2012 Films Directed by Laura Zinger: […]
February 25, 2012
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Winners all who walked or ran the 8 Tuff Mile Race on St John this AM

Congrats to all to walked or ran the 8 Tuff Mile Race this AM. […]
March 7, 2012
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Caneel Bay is asking for help – can you name this little girl?

Oh, how cute she is! Straight from Facebook: Caneel Bay Please suggest a name […]
March 16, 2012
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St Patrick’s Parade on St John (USVI) is like no other!

While our parade on St John might be the shortest of any in the […]
March 21, 2012
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First day of spring on St John

First day of spring – Trunk Bay – sweet! This is the way Trunk […]
March 21, 2012
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Get training your pooch for the St John’s WAGAPALOOZA is set for May 19th!

Lucky – 2011 Best in Show  SAVE THE DATE – WAGAPALOOZA!!! Just announced; this […]
March 22, 2012
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Double rainbow on St John this morning brings St Johnian gold (e.g. the sun)!

Double rainbow over Great Expectations tennis court
March 25, 2012

St John Film Society Presents ‘Milking the Rhino’ April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 2011/2012 Films MILKING THE RHINO* Directed by David E. Simpson: […]
March 25, 2012
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Virgin Islands Rolex Sailboat Regatta – Spectacular winds and sailing

Pillsbury Sound Our friend, Andy Arnold, was lucky enough to hop on board Bad […]
March 30, 2012

St John has lots of interesting bird life

  This little guy came to visit us this morning. From our friends at […]
March 31, 2012

A family comes to roost at our St John Villa

This pair of American Kestrels seem quite at home on our deck. We believe […]
April 2, 2012
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Whales spotted around St John — there she blows!

This humpback whale was spotted just off Jost Van Dyke The St John Tradewinds […]
April 12, 2012
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Amazingly beautiful Manta Ray greets St John swimmers

Manta Ray with 10′ span greets swimmers at Francis Bay St John The Friends […]
April 16, 2012

New protected beach on St John – Haulover will be forever green

THIS POST IS DATED 5 YEARS PRE-HURRICANE IRMA The St John Tradewinds reports: Haulover […]
April 24, 2012
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A Party not just for the Dogs (of St John) – Wagapalooza!

This is a great happening’ not to be missed if you are on St […]
April 30, 2012
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You can help keep St John forever green

What is not to like about this picture? Maho Bay With your help, and […]
May 1, 2012
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What is special about St John??

Could it be the magnificent underwater beauty? Photographer Steve Simonsen captures some of St […]
May 9, 2012
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May happenings on St John

May News flashes & fun St John clips: Spring marks the start of Carnival season in […]
May 9, 2012
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Another love affair with St John…and who can blame her

Loving St John One our favorite forums about St John is USVI-on-Line which is […]
May 9, 2012

Iggy found a home at our St John Villa

Iggy the Iguana looks ferocious but is actually a scary-cat. Turns out that Iguanas […]
May 15, 2012

St John Film Society Presents ‘Bag it!’ Tuesday, June 5

BAG IT! Directed by Susan Beraza, 78 minutes, documentary June 5, 2012 @ 7:30 […]
May 18, 2012
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2012 St John USVI Carnival Schedule is out – time to party!

May 20, 2012
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St John (USVI) earns its nickname ‘Love City’ every day

Ann Marie Porter, the original ‘Barefoot Minister’ photo credit also to A. M. Porter […]
May 23, 2012
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St John will be represented in the Summer Olympics!

Roller earns Olympic berth BY AARON GRAY (DAILY NEWS STAFF) Published: May 22, 2012 […]
May 29, 2012
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Perfect day for the 2012 St John Beach-to-Beach Swim

Record number of people came out to support the Friends VINP Beach-to-Beach Power Swim […]
June 1, 2012
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Where better to celebrate ‘Go Barefoot Day’ than on St John?

St John where it is ‘Go Barefoot Day‘ every day of the year!  Truly, […]
June 2, 2012
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Hurricane Season 2012 is only 1 day old & we are already up to ‘Chris’

This is the map of the Atlantic for the first day (June 1) of […]
June 16, 2012

Flamingos reintroduced to the Virgin Islands – the BVI’s

Photo Credit: Charlie Smith By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Now the Virgin mogul has announced he […]
June 17, 2012
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St John Carnival Schedule cries music, music, music!

June 19, 2012
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Did you make a Father’s Day promise to vacation on St John this coming year?

Memories for a lifetime are made on St John beaches St John is a […]
June 20, 2012
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If you drink & drive in the Virgin Islands watch out – it is now a problem ‘mon!

St John Source reports: VIPD Announces Drunk Driving Crackdown BY JUSTIN SHATWELL — JUNE 18, […]
June 20, 2012
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Tribute to a St John legend – Guy Benjamin dies @ 98 years young

Caribbean Travel & Life published this article about the well-loved and gentle Guy Benjamin […]
June 22, 2012
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The Virgin Islands hosts young sailors from near and afar Jun 22 -24, 2012

15th Annual Optimist Regatta under sail   The 2012 Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta is […]
June 23, 2012

St John Festival goes glam with Queen Selection Show

St John Tradewinds reports: Created on Friday, 22 June 2012 Written by Jaime Elliott St […]
June 24, 2012
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If you like Johnny Cakes, fried fish, and fun head to the St John Carnival Food Festival today!

What better way to spend a Sunday in the summer!
June 25, 2012
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Perfect ending for Caribbean Regatta – Virgin Islands sailors (St Thomas, St Croix & St John) all in top scoring boats!

Silver Flight start race 10 June 24 2012 photo courtesy Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta […]
June 26, 2012

Who could resist the Johnny cakes, pates, & other finger-licking good foods of St John Festival’s Food Fair?

St John Tradewinds reports… Written by Jaime Elliott Most people tried a bit of many […]
June 28, 2012
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Summertime on St John is relaxed yet lots (or nothing) to do

  Come to St John and watch magnificent sunsets like this one… Sunsets on […]
June 29, 2012
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Newsflash – USVI Tourism says visitors want to return! Yeah? What is news about that?

Solomon Beach – St John (Photo credit m s colleen) Just one of over […]
June 30, 2012
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Young St John sailor takes top spot for Green Fleet in recent Caribbean Regatta

  Sailors underway You can never start sailing too early as young 9-year old Mateo […]
July 1, 2012
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Come to St John to cool off! Yes, that is right…

Strange isn’t it! To think that you might want to go the the Virgin […]
July 2, 2012

Getting to St Thomas (& St John) will be quicker starting 2013

  If you want to get to St John or St Thomas via San […]
July 3, 2012
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Celebrate Freedom day (AKA Emancipation Day) in the USVI

‘Freedom’  statue proudly stands in the Cruz Bay Park Celebrate freedom today (and, of […]
July 4, 2012
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July 4th celebrations from yesteryear to today in the Virgin Islands

St Thomas USVI July 4, 1924 (photo credit Ronnie Lockhart) Ronnie Lockhart of St […]
July 5, 2012
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St John Festival closes with a bang!

St John a little island and usually way laid back but we come alive […]
July 6, 2012

USVI falls to Puerto Rico in Championship match despite having top scorer

Better.com’s Asterix reports that:             Puerto Rico sweeps US Virgin […]
July 7, 2012
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BVI Festival 2012 Schedule

BVI’s Festival 2012 Schedule Now that St John’s Festival season has come to a […]
July 8, 2012

US Virgin Islands Young Sailors head to Dublin for world championship competition

Youth Sailing World Championship reports:  US Virgin Islands Tipped For 420 Success At The […]
July 9, 2012
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More St John Festival Parade pictures

St John Moko Jumbies having fun (photo courtesy of Y Rogers) Yelena Rogers took […]
July 10, 2012

Since St John has such fabulous photographers we just had to post more St John Festival photos

You just cannot get too much of a good thing when great colors, costumes, […]
July 11, 2012

USVI (& St John) takes top honors as ‘world’s best destination’ in travel survey

Caribbean360 reports:  Travel survey ranks US Virgin Islands among the World’s best St. John […]
July 12, 2012
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St Johnian’s need a vacation too! Restaurant closing list for summer & fall published…

St John restaurant closing list  August, September, October 2012* Don’t worry it is only […]
July 13, 2012
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St John celebrates Friday the 13th with a heart!

Who cannot adore this little kitty? Today – Friday the 13th – is adopt […]
July 16, 2012
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St John’s ‘Love City Triathlon & Aquathon’ 2012 scheduled for September 2, 2012

Crossing the finish line of the first leg of the Triathlon The St John […]
July 16, 2012

Jet Blue to restart seasonal non-stop flights from Boston to St Thomas 3 months early!

Jet Blue has become a popular choice for getting to St John especially from […]
July 18, 2012
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The Virgin Islands National Park wins the Huffington Post ‘Destination of the Week’ award

Lind Point overlooking VI National Park fangfeishen, Flickr Yesterday, the Huffington Post declared their ‘Destination […]
July 19, 2012
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USVI Olympic athletes head to London while all are being honored at home

VI Daily News reports — USVI Olympic exhibit opens on St. Thomas BY AARON […]
July 20, 2012

USVI makes Islands wish list for ‘Best Island to Live On’

Wish List write-up about why USVI is ‘the best’ island to live on Those […]
July 23, 2012
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Great night on St John for another good cause…

We cannot resist any opportunity to encourage people not only to have a great […]
July 24, 2012

St Thomas makes another ‘top 10’ list & this one has nothing to do with our wonderful beaches

St Thomas Frenchtown  St Thomas’s Frenchtown is located about a half-mile southwest of Charlotte […]
July 25, 2012
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The US Virgin Islands flag flies proudly at the London Summer Olympics

The US Virgin Islands flag flies proudly in London at the Summer Olympics photo […]
July 26, 2012
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It sure is nice seeing ‘USVI’ on boats at the London Olympics

Virgin Islanders & Olympians Cy Thompson and Mimi Roller in the Olympic Village in […]
July 27, 2012
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How could we have missed it this week? Hurricane Supplication Day!

This is the type of map we like to see! According to the Free […]
July 30, 2012
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St John USVI Olympian races today at noon (actually 12:10 PM!)

Mimi Roller giving the VI sign at the London Olympics After years of practice […]
July 31, 2012
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Swimmer from USVI takes to water today at Summer Olympics

St. Croix native Branden Whitehurst Whitehurst takes to the water in the 100m Freestyle […]
August 1, 2012
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Strong winds face Virgin Islands Olympic sailor

Olympian Cy Thompson MY STORY… I guess it can be said that I was […]
August 1, 2012
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USVI Megan Hodge helps Team USA overtake China at London Olympics

NBC interviews Megan Hodge after Team USA beats China today Megan gave it her […]