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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 IslandBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe 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 IslandsBy the Caribbean Journal staffBritish 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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Caribbean Cookbook: A New Take on Breadfruit From Tortola

April 5, 2014 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

Caribbean Cookbook: A New Take on Breadfruit From Tortola

THE LATEST edition of Caribbean Cookbook brings you a special recipe from the Sugar Mill Hotel in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. It's called Breadfruit Vichysoisse; the Sugar Mill's Jinx Morgan has more:At the restaurant at the Sugar Mill Hotel on Tortola we have our own lush breadfruit tree that shades the hotel's entrance and provides our kitchen with bushels of more...

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British Virgin Islands Courts Mega Yachts

April 5, 2014 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Courts Mega Yachts

Above: the British Virgin IslandsBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe British Virgin Islands says it is making greater efforts to attract large commercial yachts to register in the British Overseas Territory."The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) is a member of the Red Ensign Group (REG) of British Shipping Registries," said John Samuel, director of the VI more...

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British Virgin Islands Holds Large-Scale Tsunami Evacuation Exercise

March 27, 2014 | 4:59 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Holds Large-Scale Tsunami Evacuation Exercise

Above: the British Virgin IslandsBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe British Virgin Islands held a large-scale tsunami evacuation drill on Wednesday as part of its annual tsunami simulation exercise, Caribe Wave/Lantex.The drill saw almost 4,500 people across the British Overseas Territory evacuate buildings and follow new evacuation routes to designated more...

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BVI Airways Sold to New York Bank, Names New President and CEO

March 14, 2014 | 4:01 am | 0 Comment

BVI Airways Sold to New York Bank, Names New President and CEO

Above: the British Virgin IslandsBy the Caribbean Journal staffRegional air carrier BVI Airways has been sold to an undisclosed New York-based merchant bank, the company announced Thursday.The company has also named longtime aviation executive Jerry Willoughby its president and CEO, joining BVI Airways co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Luke Smith on the more...

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British Virgin Islands, US Close to Signing FATCA Agreement

March 11, 2014 | 9:51 pm | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands, US Close to Signing FATCA Agreement

Above: the British Virgin IslandsBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe British Virgin Islands and the United States are close to signing an agreement on implementing the US' Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act financial law (FATCA).Last week, the two sides concluded their talks on the agreement, initialing the final text of an agreement.In a statement, the more...

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British Virgin Islands Joins Global Partnership For Oceans

March 3, 2014 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Joins Global Partnership For Oceans

Above: the British Virgin IslandsBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe British Virgin Islands has officially joined the Global Partnership for Oceans.The territory joined the global organization at a ceremony at the United States Department of the Interior in Washington, DC late last month.The Global Partnership for Oceans has more than 140 governments, more...

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New Book Takes a Photographic Look at Richard Branson’s Necker Island

February 28, 2014 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

New Book Takes a Photographic Look at Richard Branson’s Necker Island

Above: Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands (Photo by Russell James)By the Caribbean Journal staffPhotographer Russell James has unveiled a new book that offers a unique glimpse into Sir Richard Branson's private hideaway, Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands.The 150-photograph, oversize book is called, fittingly, "A Virgin Island," and features more...

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British Virgin Islands Nears “Tsunami Ready” Certification

February 25, 2014 | 4:02 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Nears “Tsunami Ready” Certification

Above: the British Virgin IslandsBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe British Virgin Islands says it is in the final stages of preparation to seek "Tsunami Ready" certification from the United States-based National Weather Service.The programme is designed to help communities that are vulnerable to tsunamis reduce the potential for "disastrous tsunami-related more...

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