St Thomas to St. Johns might be a problem!

ST THOMAS, USVI: Two US Virgin Islands ferry companies, Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services, have issued a statement indicating that they plan a major reduction in the number of daily runs between St Thomas and St. John “within days.”

Particularly hard hit would be shift workers who travel back and forth between the two islands, and St John school children who travel to St Thomas to attend secondary school, as well as those attending private schools on St Thomas.

Many cruise ship visitors disembark in Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) for the day, and then take the St Thomas ferry to spend the day on St John. Also, those tourists headed for a beach vacation on St John arrive and depart the USVI at the Cyril B. King airport on St Thomas.

The two franchise owners notified USVI senators and other officials through their attorney last Thursday that they could no longer continue to “use any private, family or personal funds, assets or collateral …to fund (ferry) operations.”

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