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Life in the islands is slower then in the mainland. Many daily
task and operations work on "Island Time" which means slowly and
without haste. There is a large working class population here in
the U.S.V.I, so weekdays are of course spent at perspective jobs.
Jobs include almost all those found commonly in the mainland;
doctors, nurses, teachers, priests, sales associates, attorneys,
senators, taxi drivers, computer technicians, cable and telephone
installation personnel, babysitters and others. Many occupations
are in some form related to tourism, the islandsí main industry.
Often after a days work residents go home to their families. On
Fridays or weekends, residents might have a night out perhaps go
to the movies, dinner, bowling, to a crab race, to a local bar to
have drinks or dance or over to a friendís house for a barbeque or
Many residents are part of a church family and
Sunday mornings are often designated as church day, which might
then be followed by a barbeque at the beach, day trip to a
neighboring island or many times grocery shopping. Many residents own watercrafts and with wonderful weather year
round, fishing, sailing, power boating, windsurfing and diving are
popular weekend and holiday activities.
Life in the U.S.V.I is laid back. For some it is too laid back.
Other people embrace the tranquility and freedom the island life
provides and they stay for years. It is a good idea to visit the
islands for an extended vacation to see if island life is right
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