stjohnjulie
@stjohnjulie
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Joined: June 2, 2008 11:27 am
Last seen: July 20, 2024 3:54 am
Topics: 12 / Replies: 1049
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RE: If you are thinking of moving to the Virgin Islands, read this.

What are your ideas on how successfully recruit and then retain qualified teachers? We have many teachers from Indonesia teaching in the public schoo...

2 weeks ago
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RE: If you are thinking of moving to the Virgin Islands, read this.

I’ve felt that one of the biggest failures of most grade and high schools is teaching for testing. It doesn’t encourage ‘thinking’ or problem solving...

3 weeks ago
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RE: If you are thinking of moving to the Virgin Islands, read this.

currently, our public schools are nearly 60% staffed with uncertified teachers and administrators. My son was taught two entire years by a paraprofes...

3 weeks ago
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RE: If you are thinking of moving to the Virgin Islands, read this.

The UVI gives free tuition to any graduate of a public or private school in the USVI as long as they have attended for 3 years, have a 2.5 gpa, and li...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Unscrupulous Contractor

Scubadoo has given solid advice. In order to help know how to move forward it would be helpful to know more about the renovations you are trying to ...

1 month ago
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RE: Where have all the posters gone?

There are a ton of Facebook pages that are VI related and specific island related. I follow several STJ specific pages. Although the info isn’t alwa...

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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RE: Inherited land

You will want to work with a local architect. That will be your first step. They will be able to give you an idea on costs to construct based on your...

3 months ago
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RE: If you are thinking of moving to the Virgin Islands, read this.

I like that custom. I was visiting my folks with my 4 year old son in Fl in a neighborhood they had lived in for 10 years and within the first week m...

3 months ago
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RE: RN looking to relocate

You will experience a lack of resources I’m guessing. The three islands are all pretty different. St John has a severe long term housing shortage. ...

4 months ago
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RE: Getting a oversized vehicle on island- our jeep is too high for caribbean car transport

Tropical and Crowley will ship anything. I have shipped f550-f150’s with them and huge telehandlers, and every imaginable building component. Time...

4 months ago
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RE: Getting a oversized vehicle on island- our jeep is too high for caribbean car transport

I mainly use Tropical Shipping. They aren’t the cheapest but they have been the most reliable for me (STJ). I have also used Crowley and Blue Ocean.

4 months ago
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RE: Well we did it! Moving down!

The cost of living is much higher on St John and healthcare is limited compared to Mexico. It seems as if your retirement funds will get ya a heck of...

5 months ago
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RE: STJ bulk propane delivery

Mind me asking what size you are getting and from where?

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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RE: Our 20’ container just arrived on STT via Tropical and it’s $7900! I still have to pay to truck it over to stj.

The price difference between shipping a 20’ vs 40’ is not much. We usually go with 40’s because the difference in price with Tropical is around $120...

6 months ago
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RE: Shipping a jeep to stt for personal use and to rent it out weekly to guests at our airbnb

Every insurance company I have used here makes you list all the authorized drivers on your policy. I once had a lady in a rental jeep hit and damage...

6 months ago
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RE: Import fee for materials brought to St John from mainland

Crowley and Blue Ocean are usually cheaper. But Tropical is usually less of a headache in my experience. How much of your bill was for insurance?

6 months ago
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RE: Our 20’ container just arrived on STT via Tropical and it’s $7900! I still have to pay to truck it over to stj.

This sounds about right with inland trucking. Why didn’t you have it go all the way to St John? Would have saved you some on trucking. It will cost a...

6 months ago
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RE: Shipping a jeep to stt for personal use and to rent it out weekly to guests at our airbnb

Most of the local companies will have very similar pricing for auto insurance. You will need to get a business license for renting it and the insuran...

6 months ago
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RE: Happy New Year

Back at ya! Happy new year to you all.

7 months ago
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RE: Vehicle insurance companies

When I was checking around for auto insurance I finally had one person tell me that for auto insurance companies locally, they are all underwritten by...

7 months ago
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RE: Where have all the posters gone?

I noticed a lot less posting after the format change to the site. And also when Old Tart stopped contributing. But I agree, a lot of people are just...

9 months ago
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RE: Insurance on Wood Frame Homes in the VI

Curious to know what kind of hikes you guys are seeing in your premiums. I would imagine this is going to almost haunt sales of wooden homes unless ...

12 months ago
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