VITEMA- The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Authority, the entity that notifies us of hazardous spills, hurricanes and earthquakes; sent out an e-mail this evening warning resident there will be seven cruise ships in port in St. Thomas tomorrow. They noted we should use extreme caution around tourist attractions.
The average cruise ship arriving in St. Thomas, holds somewhere around 5,000 people, some more. The general population of St. Thomas is usually 56,000 people, Which means that our population will increase by about 60% for about 8 hours. Wow, we are excited to see you all, I hope each person has a memorable time. And we are certainly proud we remain the most popular cruise ship destination in the Caribbean.
For those of us who have to get around the island of St. Thomas, to events like, open houses, it is time to "head behind the hill". Meaning, don't go downtown if you can help it.
I will let you know how it goes.