US Virgin Islands

Lease Agreement Signed For New Hotel Project in US Virgin lslands

November 24, 2014 | 12:24 am | 0 Comment


Above: Water Island By the Caribbean Journal staff A long-dormant Caribbean island is getting a major development boost. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has approved a lease agreement for the Water Island Development Company for the redevelopment of the former Water Island Hotel property as a boutique resort. The move could be a development boon for more...

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Strong Summer Boosts Tourism to United States Virgin Islands

November 23, 2014 | 11:24 pm | 0 Comment


Above: St John (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong summer season boosted tourism numbers for the United States Virgin Islands, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. After a sluggish winter tourist season, the US territory saw a 7.6 percent increase in the summer months, compared to the same period in 2013. That followed a more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in St Croix, USVI

October 25, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Felix, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of sunset at Salt River in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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A Great Little Café in St John

October 22, 2014 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Café Livin in St John (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell CRUZ BAY — For a moment, you'd think you were somewhere in the French Caribbean — or Europe. A quiet side street, a small group of tables, a lone cup of espresso. This wasn't Martinique or Guadeloupe, though — it was the American Caribbean outpost of St John, home to what is a rarity in much more...

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Rum Journal: St John’s Best Beach Bar

September 20, 2014 | 8:21 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Beach Bar in St John ST JOHN — It's one of the first things you see when you reach the harbour of Cruz Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands, when you look past the rolling green hills and the crystal-clear turquoise water: a bar. Just at the end of Wharfside on a tiny beach sits The Beach Bar, the most famous beach bar on this almost impossibly verdant more...

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Caribbean’s Leading Tourism Conference Begins in St Thomas

September 17, 2014 | 9:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Industry Conference began on Wednesday night in St Thomas. The event, the leading conference for the region's largest economic driver, is being hosted at the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star more...

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Caribbean’s First Margaritaville Vacation Club Coming to St Thomas

September 17, 2014 | 10:10 am | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the Margaritaville Vacation Club in St Thomas By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The island of St Thomas will soon be home to the first-ever Margaritaville Vacation Club resort. The $100 million project, which broke ground earlier this year, will be the first Margaritaville-branded timeshare for Wyndham Vacation Ownership. It is a more...

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Delta Extending New St Croix Service

September 10, 2014 | 12:41 am | 0 Comment


Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines will be returning to St Croix in the December, and the carrier will be operating service longer than initially planned. The new service, which will launch Dec. 20, will be extended through Aug. 15, according to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. It was initially only set to last more...

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US Virgin Islands Gets Federal Grant for Tsunami Preparedness

September 8, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands' Territorial Emergency Management Agency will soon be receiving a $263,072 grant for tsunami preparedness. The grant is coming from the United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, aiming to help carry out tsunami preparedness and warning activities in the more...

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Owners of St Croix’s HOVENSA Seek Extension on Sales Agreement

September 3, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The owners of the HOVENSA oil facility in St Croix have asked for an extension of the agreement governing the sales process for the property, the US Virgin Islands government confirmed. HOVENSA, which was the Caribbean's largest oil refinery before it shuttered in 2012, is owned by Hess more...

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