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SAVE CORAL BAY – St John USVI – Sign the petition today


You’ve probably already heard about the plans to construct a MEGA MARINA in the heart of Coral Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands.

As residents of Coral Bay, we know how devastating this project would be to the waters, the land, and the people who live here.  The impacts to the environment and the tourism economy would be staggering.  Unfortunately, this project has made its way through the local Coastal Zone Management process without the type of review that a project of this magnitude is required to have.  The failure of local agencies to perform the functions required of them has prompted a large and diverse group of concerned citizens to band together in a grass roots movement to SAVE CORAL BAY.

This website is intended to provide the information that anyone might need to make up their own mind about whether the proposed mega marina should be allowed to proceed.  It is a collection of information and media resources, that will give you, the reader, as much or as little information as you require to make your own assessment of the impacts of this proposal.

On this site you will discover primary documents and information resources from a multitude of sources.  You will find:

  • Descriptive information about the location, history, and natural environment of St John
  • Documents published by the developer (The Summers End Group, LLC) describing the proposed marina
  • Legal documents, including the lawsuits filed against the CZM permits
  • Letters from residents, homeowners and visitors detailing their concerns about the impact of the proposal
  • Reports and letters from local and federal agencies with detailed comments on environmental impacts
  • Letters and articles published in local newspapers
  • Multimedia resources – photographs, videos, drawings – relating to the project and to Coral Bay

If you want to jump right in to a particular type of resource go to the http://www.savecoralbay.com website.

Just Be !

Life can be complicated. There is so much to worry about. From the second we wake up in the morning until we go to sleep at night, we operate in a world that moves at a feverish pace. We have few opportunities to stop what we’re doing and just BE.

Have you ever noticed that children are often content to just BE? They find all kinds of ways to pass the time. As adults, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing to take a cue from children in this regard. Here are some kid-inspired ideas for ways to hit the pause button, even if it’s just for a few minutes:Soggy Dollar Bar

Sit under a palm tree or hang from a hammock on a nice day. Or just find a spot outside by the water where you can hang out for awhile and hear the rush of the wave and the seagulls in the background. You could read a book or write in a journal. Or you could just look and listen to the nature that surrounds us. Even better, lie down and watch the clouds go by.

Draw a picture. What, or who, is on your mind? Bring it to life on a page. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to be good. Just let it be truthful.

Write a thank you–or a just because–card. Remember when you were a child and you’d draw a picture or write a note just to tell someone you loved them? Do it now! Sometimes, when we are in the throes of a stressful situation, simply sitting back and thinking of all the people we are thankful for can bring some perspective.

Send a real greeting card today using Southern Cards and Gifts website.  You pick the card, we print, stuff, stamp and mail it for your for less than the cost of a store bought greeting card.

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Pirate’s Bight Restaurant Fire – Norman Island, BVI

piratefireCharter Chatter staff is sad to report that a fire that began at about 7 Tuesday morning on Oct 1 2013 on Norman Island destroyed Pirate’s Bight restaurant.   This is a shame considering that it was just recently rebuilt and was absolutely beautiful.

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In search of the perfect BVI Bushwhacker

Captain LuLu along with 5 dear friends spent 9 days in the BVI’s on a great Catamaran Bareboat trip.

Along the way Capt LuLu tried Bushwhackers everytime there was the opportunity.

Below in the final ranking. If you care to add your favorites please comment.

Saba Rock – VG
Soggy Dollar Bar – JVD
Gertrude’s – JVD
Neptunes Treasure – Anagada
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