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Old 06-27-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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The wife and I have just returned from a trip to these lovely islands and we are interested in relocating...

She is an elementary school teacher with a master's degree in ED and specialization in Technology and I am multicraft maintenance specialist/supervisor/manager with a focus on electricity, plc's and advanced troubleshooting and root cause analysis (6 sigma green belt).

Any input in availabitlities would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Can't help you with PR but for the best information on relocating to the VI and an active forum on the subject Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site- you may DM them info. Remember that living the island life is vastly different than vacationing and you should do serious research and make pre-move visits (not the same as a vacation) before deciding.

Very few companies will seriously consider you for employment when you're not physically on island so be prepared for some employment inquiries not to be answered. Hundreds of people every year come on vacation and think it would be a good idea to relocate! Enjoy the researching and keep those rose-colored spectacles on the back burner. Cheers!

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Thanks for the information, I greatly appreciate it....

We have been looking at this for over a year now and the vacation we just went on was just to get a taste of what was there, we need to plan a longer visit and get out and see each of the islands in depth.....

My wife was kind of shocked by the poverty we saw on some of the other islands (St. Maarten, St. Lucia, etc.), and the school we did see was not impressive at all, do the schools in the USVI have Air Conditioning?

I have applied for a couple of possitions at different places that are listed on some of the major job boards and as of yet have not had any positive responses....
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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St. Thomas/St Croix ares not very safe neither are parts of Puerto Rico for that matter. So becareful.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Thanks for the advice, but can you be a little more specific?

Which areas are not safe in the USVI, I am familiar with PR enough to know...
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Both St Thomas and St Croix are very ghetto ....kids growing up with few opportunities...high preices for everything. flashy tourists are easy targets. If you are serious about a move....outside the IS try Dominica ( a small English speaking isolated isalnd nation between Guadaloupe and Martinique)
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Both St Thomas and St Croix are very ghetto ....kids growing up with few opportunities...high preices for everything. flashy tourists are easy targets. If you are serious about a move....outside the IS try Dominica ( a small English speaking isolated isalnd nation between Guadaloupe and Martinique)
And how long have you lived in the territory, PittNewbie, to be proclaiming such glittering generalities?
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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I used to live in Neighboring PR and traveled and had friends on the islands St Thomas is scary and was mugged in St Croix in Fredrickstead.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Dorado, PR
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St. Thomas/St Croix ares not very safe neither are parts of Puerto Rico for that matter. So becareful.
This is blatant defamation. We are all entitled to our opinions...

I have live in Puerto Rico all my life and have not once been mugged.

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The wife and I have just returned from a trip to these lovely islands and we are interested in relocating...

She is an elementary school teacher with a master's degree in ED and specialization in Technology and I am multicraft maintenance specialist/supervisor/manager with a focus on electricity, plc's and advanced troubleshooting and root cause analysis (6 sigma green belt).

Any input in availabitlities would be greatly appreciated.
All right, I will get to answering the question.

If your wife only speaks English, I would recommend she look for job positions in English private schools, where all classes are taught in English.

I could prepare a list of school which you could check out.

I am not 100% sure what multicraft maintenance is... haha.

English speakers should look into Dorado for a suburban experience. I should however note most parts of the Island have both English and Spanish speakers, and living here is all an experience, so don't block out certain areas because of fear.

There is crime, just as in every single part of the world and every American metropolis! Don't live near public housing projects that look run down, they are usually associated with degrading property values thanks to vices.

Fire away any questions relating to Puerto Rico.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Multicraft maintenance is someone who repairs machinery in a factory, I can do all aspects of the repairs from minor mechanical to electrical and electronics and some PLC programming as well....
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