Mail Service to the Caribbean

Caribbean Mail Service for Puerto Rico, St. Thomas,
St. John, St. Croix, Culebra and Vieques areas

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Last updated Sept. 27, 2017, 8 a.m. ET

St. John
Cruz Bay, St John, 00830 customers can pick up packages and mail from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Thomas
Offices open for mail and package pickup, with hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
East End/Tutu Mall for addresses in ZIP Code 00805.
Havensight for PO Box customers in ZIP Code 00802 and Emancipation Gardens customers in 00804. Havensight will be open for retail services effective Sept. 27, 2017, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Charlotte Amalie will provide mail handout service for ZIP Codes 00801, 00803, 00805 and street addresses ending in 00802.

St. Croix
Post Offices remain closed.

There will be no retail services and package or mail pickup at any location in 006-009 except for the locations listed above.

Puerto Rico
The following offices will be open for PO Box mail and package pickup services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
San Juan Main
Bayamon Main Branch
Mayaguez Main Branch
Marina Station
Carolina Main
Carolina – Pueblo Station
Santurce Post Office
Cayey Post Office
Carriers will be available to hand out mail for customers that receive street delivery, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

USPS is not accepting Priority Mail Express service or shipment of live animals for the following ZIP Codes: 006, 007, 008 and 009.

There will be no Priority Mail Express service or shipment of live animals in Puerto Rico due to the hurricane.

Retail services and package or mail pickup are not available on the following islands:
St. Croix, 008.
Culebra, 00775.
Vieques, 00765.

Check for Service alerts

Click here http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/resident-open.htm and  then click on Hurricane Maria

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NYC (Quest)Love for Love City

NYC Fundraiser for St. John Rescue featuring Questlove

A fundraiser at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC this weekend benefitted St. John Rescue.

Thanks to DJ Questlove (from The Roots and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) who presided over the music for SIX HOURS at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC this weekend to raise money for Hurricane Irma relief on St. John.

DJ Questlove presided over the music at an NYC dance party fundraiser for St. John.

DJ Questlove presided over the music at an NYC dance party fundraiser for St. John.

The fundraiser was open to all ages (seriously, the bouncers were joking they were valet-parking the strollers…) and let me tell you, some six-year-olds can do a mean limbo. And if they didn’t appreciate the classic Soul Train videos projected on screen as the dance music played on and on (and on), their parents (or grandparents) surely did. Admission was free with all donations going to St. John Rescue.

If you missed the party, you can donate to St. John Rescue online.

Thanks to everyone for their love and tireless support of Love City.

Questlove dance party for St. John Rescue

Recovery and Good News for St John

Thank you to Celia and the St. John Community Foundation, News of St John, St John Source, viconsortium and all who are working hard to get information out there to you.

Food distribution from noon-3pm at JESS ballfield and at the Fire Station in Coral Bay. Cruz Bay Landing, Longboard supported by Red Cross to serve up to 1,000 meals per day; 420, Indigo Grill, Dog House and others providing supportive service.

The Westin and Caneel both have potable water.

Commercial flights will begin at the Cyrile E. King Airport on Thursday 9/28/2017. Jetblue, American Airlines, Delta and possibly United Airlines, will all resume paid flights (not mercy trips) to and from the territory. The governor said interested persons should contact the airlines for more information. Flights begin as early as 9:30 a.m., and the airlines are asking passengers to be at the airport four hours before takeoff. Customs clearance will be done at the passenger’s destination, as some functionality at the St.Thomas airport remain suspended because of damage the facility sustained from Hurricane Irma. V.I.P.D. officers have been notified that persons will be leaving the territory, and should therefor not be barred — once proof is ascertained — from heading to the airport during curfew hours.

The government is aiming to reopen the St. Croix airport sometime next week, with a solid date to be divulged in an upcoming press conference.

E&C gas is open; NPS dock opens from 8-12 for response workers and at noon for the general public.

The ferries and car barge are running, but on a limited schedule.

First Bank open

Mail service resumed

Bruce Twyon, owner of Southern Hospitality, picked up 25 NY State Troopers and assisted with transporting personnel, equipment and other supplies needed at the St. John Clinic yesterday.

Kenny Chesney helped evacuated more St. John residents

Sun Dog Cafe, Hercules and Chester’s are open.

Community happy hour happening at The Tap Room on Fridays.

E&C gas is open; NPS dock opens from 8-12 for response workers and at noon for the general public.

Gifft Hill School is open and providing free education to all children. JESS hopes to reopen by mid-October.

The basketball court and playground in Cruz Bay have been cleared thanks to volunteers.

Pink Papaya is open. Chelsea Drug Store is open.

Starfish Market, Dolphin Market, Pine Peace Market, Calabash Market are all open.

The health clinic at the Marketplace is open.

St. John Hardware and Paradise Lumber are open.

St. John Ice is open.

Caravan Auto is open.

WAPA has executed agreements for a first phase of 240 linemen to assist with the Territory’s reconstruction with more on the way.

Ferry Schedule

September 25, 2017 – The St. John – St. Thomas passenger ferry is running on a special schedule. All other ferries & barges are not yet operating or/are being used for emergency & relief or updates have not been received as yet.

This is a special schedule. It will be adjusted based on availability of fuel and curfew. Keep checking back for more info.

Red Hook → Cruz Bay
9:30 am – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Cruz Bay → Red Hook
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Noon – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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St John Recovery Update

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St John Recovery update report by Dan Boyd.

Many private individuals are stepping up an making a huge effort to get this island back to normal again! We have been in meetings twice this weekend which focused on 4 to 500 generators that will be donated to homeowners, road clearing crew, food supplies, gas and diesel donations, free assessment of homes for structural damages, electrical system check, installation of tarp to weather proof homes, census of the actual population.

Huge shout outs to Michael Bloomberg, Tom Secunda of Bloomberg Inc, The Kenny Chesney Foundation, DS Group, Team Dirt and many. many others
THANK YOU !!!
ST JOHN STRONG !!!!

!Dickie


Coral Bay Community Council

Hurricane Irma did major damage to all St. John and St. Thomas, and two weeks later Hurricane Maria compounded that damage and also did major damage to our sister island St. Croix… which reached out to us on St. John and Coral Bay with private boat loads of assistance in the early days after Irma… and now need help themselves…
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Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16, 2017 in parts of U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS announced today. Individuals who reside or have a business in the Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas may qualify for tax relief….read more

Hurricane Irma Update

It’s been a week since the eye of Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John, devastating the island. The Love City spirit is strong. Official organizations and volunteer groups on island and off have been working tirelessly to attend to the needs and safety of St. John’s residents. There have been no reports of loss of life on St. John. Most of our friends and neighbors have reported in safe. A widespread networking effort is underway to locate those who have not.

Communication is still extremely difficult, and non-existent in some places. Many of our homes and businesses have been destroyed, but many have been spared. It will take a while for the big picture to become clear, but the outpouring of support from those of you who love St. John has been tremendous. Thank you for being on our side as we figure out how to go forward.

For those who want to help, donations can be made to:

The St. John Community Foundation

St. John Rescue

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the following sites:

WhatToDo-VI.com

St. John Links

St. John Community Foundation

Stateside St. Johnians Alliance for Hurricane Irma

To check on the safety of island residents, please go to the Irma Safety Check site.

 

Hurricane Irma

Category 5 Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John Wednesday afternoon.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John Wednesday afternoon.

Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John as a category 5 storm on Wednesday afternoon. With power out and communications down, residents are still trying to determine the safety of family, friends, and neighbors, let alone assess the damage.

Many people are working very hard to compile and disseminate news as it becomes available. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the following Facebook pages:

St. John Links

St. John Community Foundation

Stateside St. Johnians Alliance for Hurricane Irma

To check on the safety of island residents or report someone unaccounted for, please go to the Irma Safety Check site.

If you’d like to help, find out more through these organizations:

The St. John Community Foundation

St. John Rescue

Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern for our beautiful island.

Summer Deals! Book Your St. John Summer Vacation Now!


Happy summer!

Here at St. John House Rentals, we’ll be celebrating the red, white, and blue (island-style, see photos above) all summer long.

As any local will tell you, summer is the best-kept secret in the Virgin Islands. The weather’s great, the water’s warm, and many of our beautiful homes can be rented for much less than you’ll pay in high season.

Ready to explore?

The sunrise view from Conched Out in Coral Bay, St. John.

The sunrise view from Conched Out in Coral Bay, St. John.

For just $160 a night, couples can enjoy the cheerful charms and stunning views of Conched Out, a two-bedroom, one-bath home just steps from the ocean. The bedrooms are separated by a colorful great room with a dining area large enough to accommodate six.

Rent Conched Out in Coral Bay for $160 a night this summer.

Rent Conched Out in Coral Bay for $160 a night this summer.

Every room looks out to the water, and at night, you’ll fall asleep to the gentle sound of lapping waves. Oh, and did we mention there’s a hammock on the deck? For more photos and information, tour the home at the full listing HERE.

Sunrise Sweet is another great summer deal in Coral Bay, listing for just $199 a night.

The view from Sunrise Sweet in Coral Bay.

The view from Sunrise Sweet in Coral Bay.

This incredibly spacious studio sleeps two and is beautifully appointed. Take a house tour and see all the little touches HERE, but first, here’s a peek at your view from the luxurious king-size bed.

It may be hard to get out of bed at Sunrise Sweet with this view...

It may be hard to get out of bed at Sunrise Sweet with this view…

If you manage to get out of bed, Sunrise Sweet also comes with kayaks and paddle boards, so you’ll be out on our crystal blue waters in no time.

Bask in the sunshine on your own paddle board at Sunrise Sweet.

Bask in the sunshine on your own paddle board at Sunrise Sweet.

Thinking about booking a St. John summer getaway but not sure where to start? St. John House Rentals has homes to accommodate every vacation desire, from cozy cottages for one or two to large, sprawling villas designed for large groups and extended families. Most homes offer low-season rates. Browse all of our listings HERE.

See you soon!

May Events

7th Annual St. John Summer Youth Fair
May 17 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Connecting children and their families with summer activities and employment opportunities. Organized by the St. John Community Integration Team (CIT) and the Virgin Islands Police Department. Read more….

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Wagapalooza 2017
May 20 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by the Winston Wells Ball field in Cruz Bay from 5-8pm to enjoy an island dog show. Food and drinks available for purchase as well as raffle tickets available for some wonderful prizes. Read more…..

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Friends St. John Beach to Beach Power Swim
May 28 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read more….

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New Vacation Accommodations

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Cinnamon Bay Estate

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | Pool | Hot Tub | WIFI

Cinnamon Bay Estate is  unique tropical treasure on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands with no detail overlooked, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity for discriminating guests. Located in the most exclusive and sought-after neighborhood of Catherineberg, luxurious Cinnamon Bay Estate is nestled at the end of a private road and surrounded by lush, green national park land on three sides, while the glistening expanse of the Caribbean is stretched out below. Amazing views of Cinnamon Bay.

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Villa South Palm

4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | Pool | WIFI

Villa South Palm, a four-bedroom, 4.5 bath luxury pool villa located in the exclusive Virgin Grand Estates, overlooking picturesque Great Cruz Bay on the popular south shore of St. John. Offering four equal-sized master bedrooms with king beds guarantee that each couple has a terrific room – all with sea views. Two have private balconies, and two share a private patio. Satellite televisions, ceiling fans & A/C, bedside reading lamps and built-in storage complete the picture.

Villa South Palm allows Weddings.


Come to St John and enjoy a Caribbean Vacation