British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Planning to Open Representative Office in Hong Kong

 Above: Hong Kong By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands plans to open a representative office in Hong Kong, Premier Dr Orlando Smith announced this week. The office would be part of the territory’s strategy to improve ties …

The 10 Best Caribbean Beach Bars – 2013

 They’re some of the major reasons we all love the Caribbean — an ice cold beer or rum punch, the sand at your feet and the sea in your sight. The Caribbean’s beach bars have all of them in full …

Interview with British Virgin Islands Tourism Director Sharon Flax-Mars

 Above: BVI By Alexander Britell The British Virgin Islands received approximately 302,647 tourist arrivals in 2012, essentially unchanged from the previous year. Seeking to improve on those numbers, the BVI hired a new director of tourism, Sharon Flax-Mars, a 25-year …

LATEST NEWS

 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 British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith recently concluded a trade mission to Brazil, courting financial services investors and potential tourists. The BVI delegation hosted a series of financial services …

 Above: the Rosewood Little Dix Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort in Virgin Gorda has named Carlos Hannon its new executive chef. Hannon was most recently the executive chef at the Rosewood San Miguel …

 Above: the last American Eagle flight By the Caribbean Journal staff American Eagle launched its last flight from the British Virgin Islands on Sunday, after almost 27 years of service. The move is part of the carrier’s gradual phaseout from …

 Above: the Falcon’s Nest villa at Peter Island Resort ON A CLEAR DAY, you can see all the way to St Croix. High above the Caribbean Sea, the Peter Island Resort’s villas offer some of the most spectacular vistas in …

 Above: a Grand Suite at Biras Creek IT’S ACCESSIBLE only by boat or helicopter — but the Biras Creek Resort on the British Virgin Islands’ Virgin Gorda has rooms that are worth the trip. This week’s Caribbean Room With a …

 IT’S ONE OF THE Caribbean’s most popular pastimes – snorkeling. And, thankfully, there are more than enough terrific snorkeling destinations to go around. While these lists always lead to difficult choices, we present to you Caribbean Journal’s inaugural Snorkeling List …

 Above: the exterior of the expansion of Maria’s By the Sea By the Caribbean Journal staff The Maria’s By the Sea hotel in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands has debuted its expansion. The property has added 32 new bedrooms, …

 Above: The Cliffs By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oil Nut Bay property on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has debuted its new villa, “The Cliffs.” The property includes three units: an “upper grand unit,” with 1,334 square …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Sport fishing could become a major new attraction for the British Virgin Islands, according to BVI Film Commissioner Rhodni Skelton. At the end of 2012, Skelton introduced William Boyce, a …

 Above: the Ministry’s planning meeting (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Ministry of Communication and Works is setting out a 10-year infrastructural development plan for the territory. The plan is the product of a two-day …

 Above: Little Dix Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith has named Sharon Flax-Mars as the new director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. Flax-Mars, a 25-year veteran of the industry, has served …

 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 …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh on USVI/BVI Friendship Day (Photo: OG) The neighbouring United States Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands marked the 39th edition of USVI/BVI Friendship Day this week. The event, which was established in 1972, aims …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing a trend of recent earthquakes in the waters north of the British Virgin Islands, the area was shaken by a 5.2-magnitude quake Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred …