U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew to St. Croix this week with his family to celebrate the New Year.
Biden, who regularly visits St. Croix, will be staying on the island through Jan. 2.
It will likely be his last visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands as a sitting Vice President, with incoming President Donald J. Trump set to be sworn in on Jan. 20.
The visit caused traffic congestion unusual for the island after landing with his wife Dr. Jill Biden at St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.
Biden, who has been active in the Caribbean region as VP, including chairing a major Caribbean energy summit earlier this year, also visited St. Croix last year at this time, similarly staying through Jan. 2.
— Caribbean Journal Staff