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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Apple Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

September 7, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Karen Hawkins of Palatka, Fla., who sent in this snapshot she took of Apple Bay in Tortola from the Sugar Apple Villa. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line and it could be the next one! — more...

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Work Underway on British Virgin Islands Cruise Pier Expansion

September 3, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: work on the BVI cruise pier expansion By the Caribbean Journal staff Work is officially underway on the cruise pier expansion at the British Virgin Islands' port in Tortola, the BVI Ports Authority said. The project, which broke ground in May, includes the lengthening, strengthening and widening of the current pier. It will also include dredging in and more...

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Island Shop: Aragorn’s Studio, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

August 13, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor IT ALL started with a T-shirt. Back in 1985, British Virgin Islands artist Dick Aragorn-Read began selling a line of silk-screened tees in a rainbow of sun-washed colours emblazoned with images of marine life. Decades later, his venture has grown into a thriving Trellis Bay souvenir store and studio that sells more...

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British Virgin Islands: New Arbitration Act Set to Come into Force

July 29, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands' new Arbitration Act is set to come into force in October. In a statement, the territory's government said it would "usher in a modern era for the British Virgin Islands in domestic and international arbitration." According to Arliene Penn, director of communications, more...

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British Virgin Islands’ Oil Nut Bay Building Helipad

July 26, 2014 | 4:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Bella Beach Villa at Oil Nut Bay in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oil Nut Bay luxury villa development on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is planning to open. The helipad, located near the resort's marina, is already under development, the property said this week. Above: the location of the more...

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British Virgin Islands Gets $35 Million Loan For Cruise Pier Expansion

July 9, 2014 | 3:45 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the signing ceremony (BVIPA/A Glasgow) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands, through the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority, has obtained a $35 million loan for its planned cruise pier expansion project. The deal was closed last week with FirstCaribbean International Bank, signed by BVIPA Chairman Edward de Castro, Managing more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

July 6, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Holly, who sent in this snapshot of the beach on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Do you have a great Caribbean Photo? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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New Flights From Antigua to the British Virgin Islands

June 26, 2014 | 4:44 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a VI Airlink plane By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new way to get from Antigua to the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board announced this week that VI Airlink would be launching new VIP air service to connect with the arrival and departure of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights between London Gatwick and more...

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11 Great Family-Run Caribbean Hotels

June 19, 2014 | 12:37 am | 0 Comment

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It's the height of hospitality — where you feel like part of the family. This is true at most great hotels, but even more so at the best family-managed properties in the Caribbean. Indeed, the Caribbean stands out in the sheer number of high-quality, family owned and family-run hotels.  A passion for the Caribbean always plays a large part in getting them here. And a more...

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British Virgin Islands, Disney Cruise Line Hold Talks

June 5, 2014 | 6:02 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a Disney cruise ship By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Disney Cruise Line recently held talks with officials from the British Virgin Islands. The June 3 talks included Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, Acting Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and Works Anthony McMaster, Chairman of the BVI Ports Authority Board J Edward de more...

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