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St. John makes the Frommer’s Top 10 Favorite Spots list
The recently released Frommer’s top 10 favorite spots list includes: Sanibel Island, Florida; Island of Bali, Indonesia; Paris; St. John in the U.S. Virgin Island; Cairo, Egypt; Bonaire, one of the ‘ABC” islands of the southern Caribbean; Chiang Rai, Thailand; New York’s Greenwich Village and Kenya’s wildlife….
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Frommer’s favorites
1. Sanibel Island: “Idyllic haven of white-sand beaches …excellent restaurants, good shopping” and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
2. The Island of Bali, in Indonesia: “Inhabited by some of the most gracious people on Earth, who invite you to witness their religious processions, wedding ceremonies and joyous funerals.”
3. Paris: “I can never get enough of this glorious capital, whose beauty has been so well-captured in Woody Allen’s recent ‘Midnight in Paris’ film.”
?4. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: “One of the Caribbean’s less developed islands (90 percent of it is a national park).”
5. Cairo, Egypt: Sites such as the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum with its relics of Tut, the Nile and its river trips to Upper Egypt “come as close to being indispensable destinations as any I know.”
6. Bonaire, southern Caribbean: A “scuba diving capital” and “a small, laid-back and lightly populated island.”
7. Yachats, Oregon coast: “A tiny seaside town, and yet with several gourmet restaurants.”
8. Chiang Rai, Thailand: “The Hill Tribes, living much as people did during the Stone Age, are fascinating.”
9. New York City’s Greenwich Village (and its off-Broadway theaters): “Many of the most important new trends and causes in America …got their first hearing in these small theaters.”
10. Kenya: “You are guaranteed to see tens of thousands of animals — wildebeest, giraffes, lions, elephants, rhinoceros and more.”
SOURCE: frommers.com

Lonely Planet Ranks U.S. Virgin Islands as top U.S. Travel Destination for 2012
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is pleased to start the New Year with news that the Territory has been ranked number one on Lonely Planet’s list of “Top 10 US travel destinations for 2012.”…
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St. John Music Schedule for tonight Wednesday 1/18

Castaways – Kenny Floyd – 8:00 – 777-3316
Coconut Coast Studios – St. John Flutes – 5:30-7:00 – 776-6944
Driftwood Dave’s– Carly Powell’s Caribbean Band – 7:00 – 10:00 – 777-4015
Sun Dog Cafe – Wednesday Night Jam – 7:30-10:00 – 244-9713

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Virgin Islanders and the Right to Vote

It is interesting to note that a United States citizen living in any part of the world, be it on the remote banks of the Amazon, in the mountains of Tibet, the North Pole or, I would imagine, in a submarine hundreds of fathoms below the surface of the ocean or circling the Earth in a space station, all can cast their ballot to decide who will be the next president of the United States.

Except, that is, if that citizen happens to reside in the United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or in another United States territory or possession. United States citizens living in these territories, commonwealths or possessions do, however, retain the right to be drafted into the US military.

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