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Old 06-01-2009, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Westnury, NY/STX, USVI
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From what I see there is some rivalry/animosity between the Cruzians and the St Tomians. Not quite sure when it started but it is evident. STTresident, fairbanks101 or insaneindamembrane do you guys have a clue?
Curious To me it seems like the old hatfield mcoy feud

Last edited by sauceress; 06-01-2009 at 03:19 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:52 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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The animosity some Crucians have towards St Thomians is because of the perception that St Thomas is the seat of government and that St Thomas is generally allotted way more money than STX.

Many years ago my first visit to STX was to attend an official function which was followed by a cocktail party in a private home with over a hundred people in attendance. Four or five times during the evening as I was being introduced to various people, the most (then) odd comment would come from smiling and hospitable Crucians who said in effect, "It's*so nice to meet you, we've heard you're one of the 'good' St Thomians!" I finally asked one of the guests who I knew quite well what was meant and he explained it to me.

I haven't spent enough time on STX in latter years to know if this is still the case although from sauceress's comment I guess so.. But I do think it's one-sided. In all my years on St Thomas I can't recall ever hearing a St Thomian make any sort of a derogatory comment about Crucians in the same vein. As the islands turn. Cheers!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:02 AM
 
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Come to think of it, i dont think i've heard many locals talk bad about stx on stt. They just always say its big and they drive really fast. Though they each have their own perceptions.

I have been told by business owner who relocated it was "vietnam" down there and my girl friend's uncle was shot while roofing a house.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Westnury, NY/STX, USVI
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Gratz STTresident .. dont spend it al lin one place lol
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Gratz STTresident .. dont spend it al lin one place lol
Just hopped on after a very long night but, sauceress, confess you lost me there! Cheers!
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Westnury, NY/STX, USVI
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Here is my perception as a tourist. I'm sure STX is a wonderful place to visit. We met a very nice elderly lady from there on the way back to the states once, she had somehow gotten on the wrong plane on her way to her daughters wedding in the US and we helped her find the right plane and get help to get the problem straightened out. She invited us to visit her in STX and I'm sorry we never made it back there to do so. I'm sure it has many wonderful features.

I have chartered sailboats in the USVI and BVI on 3 separate occasions, for a week to 11 days.

STT, STJ & the BVI's offer a lot more tourist destinations within short distances of each other. I have read the cruising and travel guides about visiting STX, and didn't feel it was worth the long sail over and back to go visit there. I think even land bound tourists would come to the same conclusion if they had only a week or so to visit the area. If I were staying for a couple of weeks then I would consider i worth the extra effort.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Here is my perception as a tourist. I'm sure STX is a wonderful place to visit. We met a very nice elderly lady from there on the way back to the states once, she had somehow gotten on the wrong plane on her way to her daughters wedding in the US and we helped her find the right plane and get help to get the problem straightened out. She invited us to visit her in STX and I'm sorry we never made it back there to do so. I'm sure it has many wonderful features.

I have chartered sailboats in the USVI and BVI on 3 separate occasions, for a week to 11 days.

STT, STJ & the BVI's offer a lot more tourist destinations within short distances of each other. I have read the cruising and travel guides about visiting STX, and didn't feel it was worth the long sail over and back to go visit there. I think even land bound tourists would come to the same conclusion if they had only a week or so to visit the area. If I were staying for a couple of weeks then I would consider i worth the extra effort.
Valid point and one which comes up frequently on travel forums. St John is only a 10 minute ferry ride from St Thomas and the BVI only a 45 minute ferry ride so visitors can easily get a taste of islands. The sailing here is awesome as you can stop off at countless cays even on just a day charter. Conversely, the distance between these islands and St Croix entails a flight (an inter-island ferry is sometimes in operation between STT and STX but they don't call it the "Barf Barge" for no reason!)

And I DO get irritated when someone from STX jumps into a discussion about "which island to visit" by totally dunning MY island and calling it a horrible, crowded, tourist-jammed rock which is far from the truth. St Croix is very different from STT and STJ but absolutely has its unique charm and beauty and I never resort to island bashing. Cheers!
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I do not think that ST. Croix is the forgotten island. I love that island!
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Perhaps the reason is that most people learn geography from their travel agent instead of in a school system. Had geography been covered more throughout elementary and high school, it could potentially embed curiosity about travel to places such as St. Croix.

Recently I have been in the air a lot, and many of the onboard magazines have advertisements for Carib islands, including St. Croix.
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