Greetings from St Croix!
April gives many of us the opportunity to reflect on our blessings. Passover reminds us that this, too, shall pass. Easter reminds us that even in the worst days, we can have hope. Ramadan teaches us to count and share our blessings.
We hope that whatever your faith teaches you to find comfort there.
As the corona virus interrupts life as we know it, we are pleased to report that St Croix has not had a new confirmed case in a week as of this writing. We are holding steady at 14 positive results with all recovering or recovered. The Governor closed the beaches for Easter weekend through April 20, 2020. Although we all missed the traditional Easter camping, the community was very supportive of the decision as we recognized the need to protect our health.
Long before the government officially encouraged physical distancing, many of St. Croix’s residents were pretty diligent about the practice. That may have helped the quick flattening of our curve. Our sister island of St Thomas has 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We wish them well.
Surprisingly, the market is still quite strong. We continue to safely show property, list property for sale and rent and close transactions. Banks are currently still lending although some of their credit requirements have tightened. Rents have decreased significantly for the time being as Limetree Bay reduces their workforce and recovery workers downsize.
Until things return to a new normal, we are very grateful to be right here in the Caribbean. There is still much to enjoy – sunshine, soft rain, jewel blue seas and fresh air.
Wishing you well!
Caryn, Stephanie and the Blue Sky Team
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