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A Nostalgic Look At Antilles Air Boats

A Nostalgic Look At Antilles Air Boats

Nautical scenes of the V. I. often include seaplanes. These days, Seaborne Airlines provides flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix. But island-hopping service dates back to 1963 when famed aviator Charles F. “Charlie” Blair, Jr. started Antilles Air Boats. 

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Spotlight on USVI Hotel & Tourism Association

Spotlight on USVI Hotel & Tourism Association

Flamboyan Resort is a proud member of USVIHTA,a forward-thinking non-profit that “… serves as the unifying organization for hotels, guest houses, inns, condominiums, campgrounds and other tourism related business in the St. Thomas-St. John district of the United States Virgin Islands.”

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Cruzan Rum – Deeply Rooted in VI History

Cruzan Rum – Deeply Rooted in VI History

Known locally as “The Rum of the Islands,” Cruzan Rum is rooted deep in St. Croix. Since the early 17th century, islanders have been adept at producing molasses and rum. Founded in 1760, the Cruzan tradition has been carried on by eight generations of the Nelthropp family at Estate Diamond.

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ST. THOMAS CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF CARNIVAL IN THE VI 

ST. THOMAS CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF CARNIVAL IN THE VI 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the U.S. Virgin Islands announced the 70th edition of “Carnival Virgin Islands” on St. Thomas will be held from April 27 to May 1, 2022. This year’s theme is “A New Cultural Roogadoo for Carnival 2022.

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Remembering Civil Rights Leader Rothschild Francis

Remembering Civil Rights Leader Rothschild Francis

Born on St. Thomas in 1891 when the island was part of the Danish West Indies, Rothschild “Polly” Francis was a councilman, civil rights activist. and labor leader. Through his publication, “The Emancipator,” he openly denounced injustices on Virgin Islanders by those in power.

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Travel Back In Time At Bluebeard’s Tower Museum

Travel Back In Time At Bluebeard’s Tower Museum

St. Thomas has a new destination to explore — but it’s older than almost any place on island. Welcome to Bluebeard’s Tower Museum where history and mystery come to life, courtesy of your personal guide — treasure diver and curator Sean Loughman.

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V.I. History Comes To Life In Emancipation Garden

V.I. History Comes To Life In Emancipation Garden

A perfect place to relax under a shade tree, the park hosts special events throughout the year including annual Emancipation Day festivities. During the holidays, lights and decorations in the park reflect the spirit of the season.

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