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BVI Eyes “Substantial Completion” of New Cruise Pier By Oct. 31

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The British Virgin Island Ports Authority says it expects “substantial completion” in its Cruise Pier Development Project by Oct. 31. The company announced the date in a release this week, citing cooperation and support from partner …

Why This is Miami’s Must-Visit Caribbean Food Event

 Above: a dish at the BVI table (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Deb Marcano doesn’t work in Caribbean tourism. She’s not a hotelier, tour operator, restaurant owner or government official. But the photographer, artist and self-described …

10 Great Floating Bars in the Caribbean

 Sometimes even a beach bar isn’t close enough to the water. That’s where these come in: they’re not on the beach. They’re past it. They’re the Caribbean’s floating bars, the ones that are either smack in the middle of the …

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 Virgin Gorda is a surprisingly busy place — it seems like people are always coming and going here. And it’s easy to see why. Virgin Gorda is easily accessible from neighboring islands and has great snorkeling, hiking, beaches, sailing, diving, two …

 Above: the MV Horizon By the Caribbean Journal staff The MV Horizon cruise ship has made its first official call to Tortola on Friday, the BVI Ports Authority announced. The ship is operated by Pullmantur Cruises. The ship, which previously …

 Above: a Cape Air plane (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier Cape Air will be adding nonstop service from St Thomas to Tortola beginning Dec. 16, the company announced. Cape Air had previously offered the service until …

 Above: Sharie Watchman de’Castro (All photos by JFB) By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands native Sharie Watchman de’Castro won the Miss Caribbean World pageant this past weekend in Tortola. She took home the top honour, besting first runner …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the British Virgin Islands says it is moving forward with plans to introduce National Health Insurance in the territory. The government has begun a series of consultations and dialogue …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking at ways to reposition its tourism sector, including strengthening the “Brand BVI” product. “Tourism provides business opportunities and jobs to many of our people, it increases the flow of …

 Above: Nevis Peak, the site of a geothermal project (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean must strive to develop and expand green energy initiatives, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin urged yesterday at a conference in Suriname. …