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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Coki Point Beach in St Thomas

April 13, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Coki Point Beach in St Thomas

The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Milton Symister, who took this photograph of Coki Point Beach on the island of St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. Do you have a great Caribbean photo? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line and it could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week!— more...

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US Virgin Islands “Open For Business”

March 16, 2014 | 2:30 pm | 0 Comment

US Virgin Islands “Open For Business”

Above: St Croix, US Virgin Islands (CJ Photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffUnited States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh led a two-day economic mission to New York City last week.The Governor, who was joined by officials from the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, held talks with businessmen, consultants, tax advisors and capital and wealth more...

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United States Vice President Joe Biden Visits St Croix

March 10, 2014 | 10:55 am | 0 Comment

United States Vice President Joe Biden Visits St Croix

Above: United States Vice President Joe BidenBy the Caribbean Journal staffUnited States Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden visited the island of St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands this weekend.Biden has been a frequent visitor St Croix during his time in office, most recently at the end of December 2013. Biden also visited the more...

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The 25 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts – 2014

March 6, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The 25 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts – 2014

Sometimes an all-inclusive resort is exactly what you need.  Or, in the case of an extreme winter, exactly what the doctor ordered: sun-drenched beaches, no wallets, no stress, no schedules and plenty of space to wind down ... or wind up, depending upon your mood and disposition. But all-inclusive resorts can be purposeful as well.  There are all-inclusive vacations more...

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Meet the Caribbean: Christiansted, St Croix in 9 Photos

February 25, 2014 | 11:52 am | 0 Comment

Meet the Caribbean: Christiansted, St Croix in 9 Photos

Our latest Meet the Caribbean travels to the historic city of Christiansted on the island of St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. The onetime Danish town, which is among the more charming of its kind in the whole Caribbean, dates back almost 280 years.Christiansted, which has a population of just under 3,000 people, is a colourful potpourri of narrow more...

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Strong Cruise Growth in US Virgin Islands

February 25, 2014 | 5:39 am | 0 Comment

Strong Cruise Growth in US Virgin Islands

Above: Fort Christiansvaern in St Croix (CJ Photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffThe United States Virgin Islands saw strong growth in cruise tourism in 2013, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.Cruise passenger visits to the USVI grew by 4.9 percent last year, with a total of 1,998,579 cruise passengers.That was among the largest more...

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In St Croix, Celebrating “Local”

February 16, 2014 | 8:05 am | 0 Comment

In St Croix, Celebrating “Local”

Above: produce at the St. Croix Agriculture and Food Fair (All photos by CJ)By Alexander BritellST CROIX — "Easy now. It's hot."That's the warning from Velma Cruz, who's been bringing her hot sauce to St Croix's Agriculture and Food Fair, or AgriFest, for five years.Cruz, here marketing her eponymous sauces, is one of scores of vendors who have brought more...

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Earthquake Causes Light Shaking in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

February 3, 2014 | 9:54 am | 0 Comment

Earthquake Causes Light Shaking in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey)By the Caribbean Journal staffA 3.9-magnitude earthquake north of the British Virgin Islands caused light shaking in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands early Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.The quake, which occurred at around 1:28 AM local time, more...

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USVI Governor “Disappointed” Over Seaborne Move to Puerto Rico

December 23, 2013 | 11:02 pm | 0 Comment

USVI Governor “Disappointed” Over Seaborne Move to Puerto Rico

Above: USVI Governor John de JonghBy the Caribbean Journal staffLast week, St Croix-based Seaborne Airlines announced its plans to relocated its headquarters to Puerto Rico, a move that has caused disappointment in the United States Virgin Islands, according to USVI Governor John de Jongh.The airline announced its move last week, which includes a provision more...

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Rebranded Caneel Bay Resort Officially Opens in St John

November 5, 2013 | 5:00 am | 0 Comment

Rebranded Caneel Bay Resort Officially Opens in St John

Above: Caneel Bay (Photos by CB)By the Caribbean Journal staffThe newly-rebranded Caneel Bay Resort has officially reopened in St John.The property had formerly been known as Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort; it has now been rebranded as an independent resort.Also opening on Nov. 1 was the resort's new restaurant, ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill, set at the location more...

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