British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Names Director For Hong Kong Office

 Above: Hong Kong By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has appointed Elise Donovan as director of the BVI House Asia, the territory’s regional office in Hong Kong. Donovan, who will take over for interim director Lorna Smith, …

Caribbean Road Trip: Tortola, BVI

 THE VERY idea of “road trip” conjures images of adventure, freedom and exploration. You may have relaxed on the beach, gone for a snorkel or hiked up a hill. But sometimes you want to go for a journey somewhere, just …

British Virgin Islands Markets Tourism Sector in Brazil

 Above: BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith making a presentation in Brazil By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith led a delegation to Brazil this weekend, looking to highlight the territory’s tourism sector to a burgeoning …

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 Above: Brazil By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith will soon embark on a trip to Brazil, he said in an address last week. The purpose of the trip is to “further assert the BVI’s …

 YOU’RE IN the bustling Caribbean metropolis of San Juan, but suddenly it strikes you: while you’re here, why not do a bit of island hopping? Being the major air hub for this part of the Caribbean, San Juan is an …

 Above: Loblolly Bay It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the British Virgin Islands. The island of Anegada is a sandy paradise, with 11 miles of beaches, most of which are entirely empty. There’s nowhere better to access them than …

 Above: Hong Kong By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith has concluded a week-long trade mission to Hong Kong. Smith led a BVI delegation last week that included officials from the BVI Financial Services Commission, …

 The largest British Virgin Island, Tortola, is known for many things: beautiful beaches, spectacular yachts and the greenest of mountains. What you may not know is that the cuisine is very, very good as well. One of the Caribbean’s centres …

 Above: the committee’s first meeting (Photo: BVIGIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has formed a committee on proposed development in the Gun Creek area of Virgin Gorda. British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith said the …

 Above: the BVI August Festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ August Festival is in full swing, from a festival village and hip-shaking soca and classic j’ouverts. The Ira Oliver Skelton Festiville opened on July 26 under …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands “continues to dominate” new offshore company registration activity by volume, according to a report from Appleby Global. The British Virgin Islands has maintained a six-fold lead over its …

 CALL THEM what you want; Bed and Breakfasts, Specialty Lodges, Intimate Inns, Boutique Hotels, the very definition of Caribbean hospitality and charm can be found in its smallest places.  The sheer variety of Caribbean accommodations and hospitality can boggle the …

 THE CARIBBEAN’S hotel rooms are outstanding — but so, too, are its villas. Villas offer a different kind of experience — more space, more seclusion. And the first edition of our new Caribbean Villa With a View feature travels to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It started out as a simple complaint letter in a local newspaper in the British Virgin Islands, but it soon went viral. Tennis pro Arthur Hicks, writing in the BVI Beacon newspaper, wrote satirically to …

 Above: Little Dix Bay (Photo: Rosewood) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has named Ed Linsley the new managing director of the Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda. Linsley comes to Little Dix Bay from the …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) A 4.1-magnitude earthquake caused light shaking in the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands on Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at about 7:33 …

 Above: Scrub Island RUM PUNCH is the Caribbean’s signature drink. It may find different names on different islands; it may sometimes be garnished with nutmeg; other times it may receive a drop of bitters. But it’s almost always a reddish-orange, …

 It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can …