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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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Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

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

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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

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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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