St. John News
Answer Desk: What’s Happening with the Westin Iguanas?
By Lynda Lohr — March 13, 2013
The Westin Resort and Villas on St. John continues to struggle with the abundance of iguanas that like to hang out at the hotel, but Source reader Barbara Murray wants to know exactly what they’re doing with them.
Westin manager Mike Ryan said he wants to do the right thing for both the iguanas and the resort guests.
Ryan said they’re trying to keep them out of public spaces. His crews are bagging them up in mesh bags and relocating them to “back of the house” places on the Westin grounds, he said. This means they’re letting them go in areas like the guts that cross the property.
The Westin previously relocated the iguanas to other areas of St. John like Fish Bay, but that didn’t sit well with residents who also struggle to keep them from devouring their gardens…. read more
BVI Announces Bubbly Pool Closure Following Accident
By Erik Ackerson — March 13, 2013
The British Virgin Islands government has announced that the “bubbly pool” on Jost Van Dyke has been closed until further notice, following a tragic accident at the location on Saturday.
Jonathan Wheeler, a 34-year-old resident of St. Thomas, died at the scene trying to rescue a friend who fell off the surrounding rocks. Another friend, Doug Stewart, received severe injuries trying to rescue Wheeler.
The men were part of a group of 10 friends visiting the popular attraction. Huge waves along the rugged northern coastline swept Wheeler away after he rescued the friend, they said…. read more
St. John Weather Forecast
High Surf Advisory
High of 79 degrees F
Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph
Sunset: 6:28 PM AST
Water Temperature (Charlotte Amalie Harbor): 82.9 degrees F
St. John Live Music Schedule Thursday March 14
Steel Pan by Lemuel Samuels
6:00 – 9:00
Barefoot Cowboy Lounge
7:00 – 9:00
Jazz with Rich and Greg
6:00 – 9:00
6:00 – 9:30
6:30 – 9:00
7:00 – 10:00
Lauren Jones Magnie
5:00 – 8:00