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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Rum Journal: Voodoo Juice From St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Resort

August 30, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The folks at St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay tell us that this potent punch is best enjoyed at Iggies Beach bar, the popular drinkery at the USVI all-inclusive resort. But since it includes (count ‘em) five varieties of Cruzan rum served in a bucket, we’re thinking it’d be best (and more safely) imbibed while in a more...

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US Virgin Islands Joining Caribbean Conservation Initiative

August 20, 2014 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journals staff The United States Virgin Islands has officially endorsed the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Governor John de Jongh announced. The CCI, which was launched in 2008 with support from the Nature Conservancy, aims to promote greater regional leadership in protecting the Caribbean's coastlines and more...

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