Christiansted, VI Real Estate News

By Kim Lucas
(St Croix Island Life Real Estate)
Friday, August 1, will see the commencement of a multi-year project to move the power lines in Christiansted underground.  The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will break ground Friday on the lawn of Fort Christian. The project, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its pre-disaster mitigation grant program, will speed the return of power to St. Croix in the event of a major hurricane.  The work will be completed in 3 phases, running concurrently, and could take up to five years. Following the devastating hurricane Hugo in 1989, it took about six months to fully restore power to the island.  When this work is complete, FEMA expects a three-month timeframe for total revitalization after a major disaster. A side benefit of the work, for our...
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By Kim Lucas
(St Croix Island Life Real Estate)
Have I mentioned how much I love this island!!!  Oh my goodness, it is just so much fun here!  Today everyone on the island, young, old, black, white, protestant, catholic, was IRISH!!!   We all headed downtown in our green and had a huge parade!  I believe this was the 39th year of this craziness - and it was so much fun!  Larry (my husband) and I were on Norma's float.  Norma is the proprietress of the famous "beer drinking pigs" bar in the rain forest here (the Domino Club).  Here are some photos!   Enjoy!     
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