Nov 3 update: Our sister island of St Thomas saw its first cruise ship arrive since the hurricanes visited us about 60 days ago!
It was a beautifully blue sky day to welcome the Seabourn Odyssey into the Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
Over the weekend Robin Roberts flew to the USVI to see for herself how the territory is faring as the result of being battered by not one but by two Category 5 hurricanes this past September.
While she found many (most) still without electricity and many with homes that had been destroyed or badly damaged, she found the people of the islands resilient and committed to the rebuilding of their homes and infrastructure and our island spirit in good health.
We are providing updates to attendees as we have additional information.
We are grateful for the heroic work of law enforcement and first responders who acted swiftly in the face of such a tragic and dangerous event," the statement said.
We cannot thank the Mayor and his entire team enough for their efforts.
To the delight of all in attendance, the Army Corps of Engineers announced at today's Town meeting that there will be no burning of green debris on St John.
With electricity the hardworking staff at Cinnamon can really get to work repairing the campgrounds which were damaged from the storm.
Nov 6 update: St John is starting to look a bit more like 'the old St John' now that some of the barges and boats that were forced aground during the storms are being re-floated or hauled away.
Many of the poles being installed on the north shore and in Coral Bay area are composite and have arrived on St John in a very efficient telescoping manner: Nov 8 update: It looks like Jet Blue is once again offering non-stop flights to St Thomas (STT) airport from Boston's Logan airport starting in January -- and, at a super fare! Nov 7 update: When we think about Cinnamon Bay most of us envision the beautiful turquoise waters or the white silky sandy beach or the water toys which are available for rent or the campgrounds but today we are thinking about electricity!
The utility crews staffed jointly by WAPA (the USVI utility company) and BBC Electric from Missouri have a goal of 'heating up Cinnamon' today!