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Caribbean Horse Relief Efforts
See the above link (opens in a new window) for updated information on Caribbean Horse Relief Efforts in the wake of Irma and Maria.

Four months after back to back category five hurricane direct hits

I arrived back on St. Thomas January 18th. Not knowing what to expect, and expecting the worst, I was pleasantly surprised, relieved and humbled at the progress. There are lots and lots of blue FEMA roofs, starting immediately with our airport building. They are not everywhere but randomly scattered around the island. Thanks to Mother Nature the island is green again. The trees, although misshapen and broken, they are bouncing back. It is funny to see large tree trunks with small branches all turning green. Large debris deposits have for the most part been removed. New telephone and cable poles are up with almost 100% of the island power restored. Solar street lights are being replaced. Many of the roads are partially repaired and have not fallen into any large potholes, never to be seen again. I was dutifully warned about them but they are few and far between.

The ocean is once again beautiful shades of blue typical of the Caribbean. Birds are back and singing. Our beautiful Magens Bay has been restored with new plants thanks to the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Many of our restaurants have reopened as have many of our downtown and Havensight stores.

Some smaller hotels are open at Lindbergh Bay, Emerald Beach Hotel, Carib Beach Hotel, Olga's Fancy at Villa Olga in Frenchtown and Windward Passage.

What I have found interesting is a bit of guilt surfaced about not being here to go through these disasters with my husband and old friends and family. However, we did have Hurricane Irma visit us in Ocala where I thought I would be picking up sticks off of trees the rest of my life.

What was humbling in St. Thomas was the sense of emotional strain that everyone seems to have experienced. Many people become teary eyed describing the struggles that so many have been through. However, this has brought more people together and a willingness to help each other like I've never seen on the island before. This shows that there is always some good that comes out of the disasters that may befall us.

Thank you Ocala for your support to the U.S. Virgin Islands, especially to the equine industry!

Carolyn Smith Pomeranz


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After many years of traveling, I have found that it is common to return home and regret that I didn’t buy something you whish I had; or the opposite: you get home and regret that you bought something you wish you had not!

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If you are shopping on St. Thomas or St. John in the US Virgin Islands anytime soon, let me know - I look forward to meeting you and helping you enhance your shopping experience on St. Thomas and St. John.

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Carolyn S Smith
PO Box 538
St. Thomas, VI 00804

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