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Richard Branson Announces New Venture: “Virgin Cruises”

December 5, 2014 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Richard Branson By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Richard Branson about to disrupt the Caribbean cruise industry? The global mogul and British Virgin Islands resident announced plans last week to form "Virgin Cruises," a new cruise line that will be headquartered in South Florida. "We plan to shake up the cruise industry and deliver a holiday that more...

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At One Tortola Coffee Shop, The Old Is New Again

November 22, 2014 | 4:13 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the entrance to Island Roots (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ROAD TOWN — The Virgin Gorda ferry was leaving soon, which meant about 15 minutes to spare on the narrow back streets of Road Town. So it was hard to ignore the small opening in a low-slung grey building that promised fresh coffee. For decades, this structure had served as the more...

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The Best-Kept Secret in the British Virgin Islands

November 18, 2014 | 10:32 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus — waters overflowing so much with lobster that the island has begun an annual lobster festival. No one can explain more...

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Rum Journal: In Tortola, A Rum Punch With a View

November 12, 2014 | 8:19 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Stoutt's Lookout in Tortola (All photos by CJ) WE DROVE right by the bar. "Wait a minute," the driver told me, backing up the car. Yes, this was a place worth stopping. Above: the famous Stoutt We got out on the side of the hill and proceeded into this colourful bar, perched on a hillside high above the famous Cane Garden Bay. Open just over more...

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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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