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

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

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

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

US Virgin Islands Joining Caribbean Conservation Initiative

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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Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

August 13, 2014 | 12:41 am | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.5-magnitude earthquake caused light to moderate shaking across Puerto Rico on Tuesday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of 39 kilometres at around 11:05 PM local time. Its epicentre was around 47 more...

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New Hotel Coming to the Virgin Islands

July 21, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

New Hotel Coming to the Virgin Islands

Above: the US Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel is coming to the United States Virgin Islands. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh announced this week that the Water Island Development Company had been selected to advance a "first-rate resort and hotel project" on Water Island. The selection came after an expression of interest more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Buck Island, St Croix

July 13, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Buck Island, St Croix

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Karen Haun, who took this snapshot of the beautiful Buck Island off the coast of St Croix in the United States 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 Caribbean Photo of the more...

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Caribbean Cookbook: Crispy Skin Black Cod From Chef Ron Duprat

July 6, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Cookbook: Crispy Skin Black Cod From Chef Ron Duprat

THE LATEST Caribbean Cookbook comes to you from Haiti's most famous chef, Ron Duprat, who sent in his recipe for crispy skin black cod. Duprat sent in the recipe on the occasion of the recent Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami, where he was representing the US Virgin Islands thanks to his relationship with the Sugar Bay resort in St Thomas, where he serves as more...

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New Ferries For the US Virgin Islands

June 26, 2014 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

New Ferries For the US Virgin Islands

Above: the US Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands will soon have new ferry service. Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls said the new service would traffic between Cruz Bay, St John and Red Hook, St Thomas. "Following the recent completion of inspections administered by the United States Coast Guard, the two new more...

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St Croix’s Tim Duncan to Return to Spurs For Another Season

June 23, 2014 | 9:42 pm | 0 Comment

St Croix’s Tim Duncan to Return to Spurs For Another Season

Above: St Croix native and five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan By the Caribbean Journal staff Tim Duncan isn't going anywhere. The St Croix native, who recently won his fifth NBA championship, will be returning to the San Antonio Spurs for his 18th NBA season. The team announced Monday that the 38-year-old Duncan had exercised his player option for the 2014-2015 more...

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AMResorts to Manage Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in St Thomas

June 23, 2014 | 3:20 pm | 0 Comment

AMResorts to Manage Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in St Thomas

Above: the soon-to-be Dreams Sugar Bay St Thomas Resort & Spa By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group's AMResorts will be adding the Sugar Bay resort in St Thomas to its brand management portfolio beginning July 1, the company announced in a release. The property will be rebranded as the Dreams Sugar Bay St Thomas Resort & Spa. "AMResorts more...

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Cruise Officials Meet in US Virgin Islands

June 21, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Cruise Officials Meet in US Virgin Islands

Above: Governor John de Jongh with cruise executives last week in St Croix (Photo: OG USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff A high-level team of executives met last week in St Croix for a high-level cruise industry conference. The group was on the island in the US Virgin Islands to discuss potential cruise opportunities for St Croix, according to a statement from more...

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