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

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

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

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

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

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

New Flights From Antigua to the British Virgin Islands

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

11 Great Family-Run Caribbean Hotels

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

British Virgin Islands, Disney Cruise Line Hold Talks

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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British Virgin Islands Sees Big Jump in Tourist Arrivals

May 22, 2014 | 11:59 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Sees Big Jump in Tourist Arrivals

Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands saw a 10.7 percent increase in stayover arrivals in the January and February, the largest increase of any destination in the Caribbean in that period, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Overseas Territory welcomed 76,393 total stopover more...

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British Virgin Islands Breaks Ground on Cruise Pier Expansion

May 12, 2014 | 7:29 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Breaks Ground on Cruise Pier Expansion

Above: Security Manager with the BVI Ports Authority Dave Smith looks out at the cruise pier (Photo: BVIPA/A Glasgow) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands' cruise pier expansion project has officially broken ground and is now set to begin marine works, according to the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority. For now, one side of the pier, more...

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US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands Hold Bilateral Talks

May 12, 2014 | 7:11 am | 0 Comment

US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands Hold Bilateral Talks

Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh and British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands held their sixth Inter Virgin Islands Council meeting in Tortola on Thursday. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh and British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith more...

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British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island Resort Names New Executive Chef

April 15, 2014 | 5:13 pm | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island Resort Names New Executive Chef

Above: Scrub Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands has named Michael Wedderburn as the property's new executive chef. Scrub Island also announced the appointment of Katie Rowles as the resort's new executive sous chef. Wedderburn, a native of Jamaica, will oversee the resort's three primary restaurants, more...

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British Virgin Islands Launches Chairmanship of OCTA

April 12, 2014 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Launches Chairmanship of OCTA

Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith has formally launched his chairmanship of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association. Smith launched the chairmanship during an official visit earlier this month to Brussels, where he met with European Union officials and discussed partnerships more...

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