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Re: We set a date! - 12 years ago
Hello Brad & Courtney, Welcome to the board, definately read the information here and if you have questions ask away. All the best with your plans. --Islanderby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: Canadians - 12 years ago
Hello Benjamin, If an employer can get someone on island or an American willing to move from the states they aren't going to go through the trouble of sponsoring a foreign national unless they are in an occupation that is specialized for a job difficult to fill. They are more likly to say no thanks and a few might say here I'll pay you under the table - so you'd be illegal. Being illegal couldby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: The Best Source for VI Jobs? - 12 years ago
Hello BW, The minimum wage is $5.15. Restaurant employees like waiters can be paid $2.35... $3 an hour as long as their tips bring their hourly to $5.15. Should their tip not bridge the gap the employer is responsible for doing so. Basically waiters/bartenders usually make their money on tips. $10/hour is ok. You can find a job making 20k with your background. There are banks here, theyby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: Schools in STT - 12 years ago
Hello Lynne, I think the public elementary schools are ok as far as teachers, classes, socialization. Its the junior high schools that are intimidating; peer pressure becomes a bigger issue. There are only two public junior high schools on St. Thomas so there are a lot of students with varying backgrounds from gangster to those that really want to learn, go to college and do something positiveby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: taxes - 12 years ago
Hello Marty, No VI Tax or equivalent of State Tax. We pay Federal Income Tax, which stays in the VI but is still Federal Income Tax. Out of your check; Social Security, Medicare, Federal Income Tax --Islanderby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: ocean temp/drinking water - 12 years ago
Hello Ocean Swimmer, Temperatures do vary slightly. Visit our weather section at it has avg. air temps, water temps., extreme highs and lows, rainfall averages by month, hurricane stats... Water temperatures in the Virgin Islands do not change greatly from summer to winter, however the 4 or 5 degree change is noticeable to those acclimated to consistently warm tropical weather. In the sumby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: Teaching/Living in USVI - 12 years ago
Hello Jen, Others (non teachers) can answer questions 1 and 3 for you. What island are you going to? Do you know which school? If not is it private or public and is it elementary, Junior or High School; we can somewhat narrow it down and know the area the school and better answer your questions. --Islanderby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: Ferry between St Croix and St Thomas (Offseason) - 12 years ago
Hello Ben, Seaplane (Seaborne Seaplane) or small inter-island airline like Cape Air or American Eagle. --Islanderby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: government - 12 years ago
Hello Debby, The corruption is along the lines of mis-managed money, missing money, nepotism & hiring unqualified people, rude/unprofessional employees, red tape, inffiencieny galore, poor management, lack of basic supplies, unpaid vendors, big $$ projects without adequate explanation of who is getting how much and for exactly what services... just to name a few. --Islanderby Islander - General/Relocating
Re: Government - 12 years ago
Hello Terry, The corruption is more along the lines of mis-managed money, missing money, nepotism & hiring unqualified people, rude/unprofessional employees, red tape, inffiencieny galore, poor management, lack of basic supplies, unpaid vendors, big $$ projects without adequate explanation of who is getting how much and for exactly what services... --Islanderby Islander - General/Relocating
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