US Virgin Islands

A New Way to Taste St Croix

 Restaurant week set to begin  By the Caribbean Journal staff The burgeoning culinary hub of St Croix has launched its upcoming Restaurant Week. St Croix’s restaurant week, dubbed Dine VI, is a 10-day “celebration of the cuisine, culture and community …

The US Virgin Islands Is Suing Hess for $1.5 Billion

 A major lawsuit By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands government is suing the Hess Corporation for shuttering the HOVENSA refinery in 2012, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday. According to a complaint filed in Superior Court, the USVI is …

Strong Growth For US Virgin Islands Tourism Sector

 Above: St John (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands is reporting strong growth so far in 2015, according to new numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The US territory received 303,762 stayover visitors in …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Kenneth Mapp has officially been sworn in as the new Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, and he’s vowing to “reenergize America’s paradise.” In a wide-ranging inaugural address this …

 Above: St Thomas, USVI (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor-Elect Kenneth Mapp, who will be sworn in as Governor on Monday, has named the members of his Cabinet. Mapp defeated US Virgin Islands Delegate to …

 Above: Caneel Bay (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Photo of the Day takes you to the beautiful Caneel Bay resort on St John in the United States Virgin Islands. It’s a textbook example of a St …

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff In what could be a crushing blow to the US Virgin Islands’ economy, the territory’s Senate has voted against the approval of a deal to purchase the shuttered HOVENSA refinery on …

 Above: the talks in Charlotte Amalie on Tuesday By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met Tuesday with Governor-Elect Kenneth Mapp to discuss the ongoing transition of government ahead of Mapp’s inauguration in January. It …

 Above: Water Island By the Caribbean Journal staff A long-dormant Caribbean island is getting a major development boost. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has approved a lease agreement for the Water Island Development Company for the redevelopment of …

 Above: St John (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong summer season boosted tourism numbers for the United States Virgin Islands, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. After a sluggish winter tourist season, the US territory …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Felix, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of sunset at Salt River in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send …

 Above: Café Livin in St John (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell CRUZ BAY — For a moment, you’d think you were somewhere in the French Caribbean — or Europe. A quiet side street, a small group of tables, a lone cup …

 Above: the Beach Bar in St John ST JOHN — It’s one of the first things you see when you reach the harbour of Cruz Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands, when you look past the rolling green hills and …

 Above: the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference began on Wednesday night in St Thomas. The event, the leading conference for …

 Above: a rendering of the Margaritaville Vacation Club in St Thomas By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The island of St Thomas will soon be home to the first-ever Margaritaville Vacation Club resort. The $100 million project, which broke ground earlier …

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines will be returning to St Croix in the December, and the carrier will be operating service longer than initially planned. The new service, which will launch Dec. 20, …

 Above: St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ Territorial Emergency Management Agency will soon be receiving a $263,072 grant for tsunami preparedness. The grant is coming from the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The owners of the HOVENSA oil facility in St Croix have asked for an extension of the agreement governing the sales process for the property, the US Virgin …