British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands, US Close to Signing FATCA Agreement

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands and the United States are close to signing an agreement on implementing the US’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act financial law (FATCA). Last week, the two …

British Virgin Islands Joins Global Partnership For Oceans

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has officially joined the Global Partnership for Oceans. The territory joined the global organization at a ceremony at the United States Department of the Interior in …

New Book Takes a Photographic Look at Richard Branson’s Necker Island

 Above: Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands (Photo by Russell James) By the Caribbean Journal staff Photographer Russell James has unveiled a new book that offers a unique glimpse into Sir Richard Branson’s private hideaway, Necker Island, in the …

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 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands says it is in the final stages of preparation to seek “Tsunami Ready” certification from the United States-based National Weather Service. The programme is designed to …

 Above: a WinAir plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier Winair is adding new round-trip connections for passengers traveling from St Maarten to the British Virgin Islands on Panamanian airline Copa. The flights will provide roundtrip connections to …

 Above: Peter “Adam” Crook By Alexander Britell Is it getting a little sunnier in Sochi? The Jamaican bobsled team now has some Caribbean company: for the first time in more than three decades, the British Virgin Islands has a Winter …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of scientists from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom is in the British Virgin Islands to perform research on coral reefs and coastal communities. The purpose of the visit, which …

 Above: the Disney Dream By the Caribbean Journal staff A newly-signed berthing agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line will mean a total of 425,000 passengers setting foot in the British Virgin Islands by mid-2015, according to Premier …

 Above: a Disney ship By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority says it will formally enter into preferential berthing agreements with Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line as part of its Cruise Pier Expansion Project, …

 Above: Shenzhen, China By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the British Virgin Islands has signed a pair of memoranda of understanding with delegations from  Shenzhen, China. The MoUs were signed with the city of Shenzhen and the authority …

 WAS ISLAND HOPPING invented for Jost Van Dyke? You might think so. JVD is a place to celebrate – no matter what the occasion or the time of year.  And if you are lucky enough to be on Jost Van …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Treasury will be visiting the British Virgin Islands from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12 for a “familiarization visit.” The trip comes …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from CJ reader Marguerite Thompson, who sent in this snapshot of sunset at the Fort Recovery Resort in Tortola, BVI. Do you have a great Caribbean Photo of the Week? Send it …

 Above: the Anegada Beach Club By the Caribbean Journal staff You might call it a lobster pub crawl. The island of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands will be hosting its first-ever Anegada Lobster Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The …

 Above: the Soggy Dollar Bar (Photos by William Torrillo) IT WAS one of the hardest choices we’ve had to make all year: deciding what was the best beach bar in the Caribbean for 2013. Earlier in the year, we named our …

 Above: the Biras Creek Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Biras Creek Resort in the British Virgin Islands has officially reopened after the conclusion of a renovation project. The $500,000 project involved “significant upgrades” to each of the property’s …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ seismic monitoring system has gotten a new boost. The territory recently saw the installation of a tide gauge that is part of a regional tsunami warning system currently …

 Above: the Carnival Conquest in Tortola (GIS Photo/Ronnielle Frazer) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Carnival Conquest cruise ship made its first call to the British Virgin Islands on Thursday in Tortola. The ship was carrying almost 3,000 passengers and …