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Caribbean Room With A View: Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort

October 23, 2014 | 7:46 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The Grand Suites at Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort aren’t short of luxurious details. At 1,100-square-feet they feature spacious bedrooms, a walk-in closet, an ocean-view soaking tub, as well as an outdoor garden shower large enough for two. Still, we’re most impressed by this private plunge pool, which has more...

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Suite Spot: The Cliff Penthouse Suite at Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay

October 21, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor You know how you walk into some hotel rooms and, as much as you try to be cool and pretend as if you live just like this at home, can’t help but gush? The Cliff Penthouse at Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay is exactly that kind of suite: the type that wows with panoramic Caribbean views from the wraparound verandah; seduces more...

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British Virgin Islands “Forging Ahead” With Cruise Pier Project

October 8, 2014 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Road Town (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands government is "forging ahead" with the territory's cruise pier construction project, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said this week. Vanterpool said recently that the government was expecting "some challenges due to delays in the construction project," but that it was making more...

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Eastern Caribbean Ministers Talk Environmental Sustainability in Tortola

September 30, 2014 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Tortola (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Environment Ministers from across the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States are meeting this week in Tortola to discuss environmental sustainability. The summit is the first-ever meeting of its kind since the Revised Treaty of Basseterre came into force in 2011. British Virgin Islands Premier Dr more...

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British Virgin Islands Courts Mega Yachts in Monaco

September 29, 2014 | 9:58 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Monaco By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to promote its "Category One" ship registry status abroad. The British Overseas Territory recently sent a team to the Monaco Yacht Show to promote its status, which means it can now register the mega yachts of the world. The Monaco show is the largest of its kind in Europe, more...

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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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