The Virgin Islands National Park Service has prepared a self-guided tour of the historic Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins. The walk through this partially restored old sugar factory provides a great deal of insight into the history and culture of St. John during the plantation and post-emancipation eras…. read more
St. John and Virgin Islands News
6.4-magnitude earthquake rattles Puerto Rico
Published January 13, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A strong earthquake out to sea shook Puerto Rico early Monday, causing minor damage in some places.
Some people reported items falling in their home and dozens said they felt buildings sway in the capital of San Juan, about 61 miles from the quake’s epicenter.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and struck just after midnight about 35 miles north of Hatillo. It said the quake occurred 17 miles deep….
Health Beat: Bryan Barnes Pitches in at St. John Rescue
By Lynda Lohr — January 12, 2014
When his job as assistant maintenance manager at the now-closed Maho Bay Camps ended last May, Bryan Barnes, 29, wanted a way to get involved in the community he had come to call home.
St. John Rescue beckoned, and he joined up in April 2013.
“I had some skills and they needed them,” he said.
Barnes is a first responder, which allows him to provide basic treatment…. read more
St. John Weather
Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.