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Monday, November 29, 2010

And, the U.S. Postal Rates are going up again in January.

Original post:

So, it costs $58.00 to mail a 36 lb. box from Cola, SC to STJ Connections 
via USPS priority mail. It got there in 3 days. It costs $161.00 to mail a 33 lb. box 
priority mail from PostNet (formerly the Mail Center) from STJ to Cola, SC. 
I am still trying to undertand why the triple charge to mail it back. We opted for 
parcel post which was $52.00, mailed it back from STJ on 8/4 and are still 
waiting for it to arrive. Just a heads up if anyone takes this route. 
Guess we should have taken it directly to Cruz Bay USPS and mailed it out. 


Yes sooooo much cheaper to mail it directly from the PO. Just a heads up 
it takes 8-12 weeks for a package to arrive on STJ when mailed from the 
States via Parcel Post but have no idea how long it takes to arrive when 
mailed from this end. 

No-See-Um's comments:

Let's see. The Mail Center has to accept responsibility for your box, 
pay someone to haul it to town, find a parking spot, mail it for you, 
and keep adequate records and receipts.  And the last time I checked, 
they were not a non-profit organization. And yes, the person who 
replied is correct, to a degree:  Parcel Post takes four to six weeks 
coming to St. John, not eight to twelve weeks. But, let me not be petty.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Motor Vehicle License Systems

The first person in line was 18, the second person in line was 33, and the last person in line was 44. Does this make any sense? 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am thankful for forum posts like this. Wrong island, try again.

St. John's with Babies 
I will be traveling to St. John's in Dec. with my 2 kids (1 year and 2 1/2 years). My very nice brother is renting a house for the whole family but I am feeling very anxious about what we will need to bring and what we should buy. The only other place we've been to was the Bitter End in the BVI and there were no easily accessible stores. With new airline surcharges for bringing anything, we need to pack lightly. So here are my questions: 1)Does St. John's have grocery store with diapers, Enfamil, etc. 2)Will there be a place to buy/rent cheap sand toys, beach umbrella/shelter.
Destination Expert   What's this?
for St. John's, Antigua
Hi Katy, this is the St Johns Antigua board - you need to post your question on the US Virgin Islands St John board

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hovensa, St. Croix

Apologies! This got buried in my draft folder.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

St Johns trunk bay 

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 4
The last time I was there I seen places on beach in park to stay,as you walk to beach 
from main entrance turn left about 300 yards down,they a brown small apartments 
it look s like,any help on booking them or a nice place to stay on beach in st johns 
would help alot,thank you

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Check back with us in five years.

Being a Midwife in St Thomas 
September 04, 2010 12:34PM

Registered: 11 days ago
Posts: 2
Wow I've finally found a message board where posts are still in date! Thank you!

Anyway... my question is this...

I am relocating to St Thomas as I have family already living there, and Im currently 
studying a Degree in Midwifery in the UK. I would love to carry on my dream of being 
a Midwife in St Thomas but know that it's going to be very hard to persue this as my 
UK qualification wont what do I need to do once Im in St Thomas to start my
journey to becoming a Certified Professional Midwife? I want to specialise in Homebirths 
(even birth centre), antenatal classes, and newborn care...possibly with adolescent parents to be.

Could someone give me some valid info that I need, as much info as possible please!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Your time is much appreciated : )

I can not wait to relocate(wont be for 5 yrs ish yet) but dont want anything to get in the way 
of having my dream career and caring for pregnant mums and thier newborns.

GreenShell xx

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Frisky business.

Judy Frisk

Take a look at Judy Frisk for Senate. I think she is just what we need on STX

Re: Judy Frisk 

It's Fricks