British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Looks to Puerto Rico to Expand Health Care Services

 Above: a HIMA hospital in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to Puerto Rico broaden the range of health care services delivered in the territory, according to the Ministry of Health and Social …

British Virgin Islands Signs Education Agreement with UK County

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on education matters with Hertfordshire County in the United Kingdom. Last week, Education Minister Myron Walwyn met with Hertfordshire County Council education officials to exchange …

British Virgin Islands Seeks to Reposition Tourism Sector

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to exploring ways to improve the British Virgin Islands’ financial services sector, Premier Dr Orlando Smith recently held a forum of key stakeholders to examine strategies for advancement. Bolstering the sector is “critically important …

 Above: Dr Christopher Phillip Malcolm (Photo: BVI Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has appointed Dr Christopher Phillip Malcolm as Attorney General, the government announced. Malcolm, a native of Jamaica, is admitted to practice in Jamaica, …

 Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Green energy has to be a priority for the British Virgin Islands government, according to Minister for Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool. Vanterpool met last week with board members of the BVI Electricity Corporation to …

 What were CJ readers’ favourite stories of 2011? See below for the five most popular pieces in Caribbean Journal this year. For Large-Scale Earthquake in Eastern Caribbean, a Question of When, Not If Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like …

 Above: the Government Administration Building, Road Town (Photo: Carol A. Vanterpool) By the Caribbean Journal staff The promotion of business development is one of the highest priorities of BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith’s government, he said yesterday in a statement. …

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has appointed a new Board of Directors for its BVI Tourist Board, according to Premier Dr Orlando Smith. The board was appointed with the approval of …

 By Alexander Britell From Dominica to Jamaica, the Caribbean’s green energy movement has made significant strides over the last several years. But for those in the British Virgin Islands, going green can be a bit more difficult. Despite growing support …

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems …

 Above: US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer announced Thursday the creation of a Florida Caribbean Basin Initiative aimed at combating …

 Above: Southern District Courthouse in Miami By the Caribbean Journal staff US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer today announced the unsealing of a July indictment against 13 individuals charged with a narcotics trafficking conspiracy that extended …

 Above: Scrub Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Marriott destination in the British Virgin Islands, and the first Caribbean resort to join the company’s new Autograph Collection has completed phase one of the Scrub Island project, according to …

 By Tim Peck Despite challenges the Caribbean has faced in the past few years, the future for the industry shows great potential. The prudent hotel owner should now be focusing on repositioning their property to preserve their asset and prepare …

 Billionaire mogul Richard Branson plans to create a lemur habitat on an undeveloped island he owns, Moskito Island. The animals are disappearing from their native African habitat, and Branson plans on bringing the first group of 30 lemurs to the …