US Virgin Islands


The 9 Best Beaches in St John

St John has a special kind of a natural energy and that is most obvious on its beaches. It all starts with the abundant life on the coral reefs that surround St John and the rise to dramatic mountain peaks on over […]


The US Virgin Islands Is Raising Its Hotel Tax

By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands’ hotel tax is going up. The United States Caribbean territory has announced that its hotel room tax will increase to 12.5 percent from 10 percent, a 25 percent increase. US Virgin […]


The US Virgin Islands Is Making a New Push to Combat Climate Change

By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is launching a new fight against the impact of climate change. Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed an executive order that provides for the launch of a territorial climate change initiative and […]


This is the Best Way to Experience St John

By Guy Britton I was waiting at the airport in St Thomas, recounting the history of my time at Mystic Ridge in St John to a onetime colleague I ran into at the airport. “You’ve been living like a rock […]

Finding Home at St Thomas' Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

A hotel called home By Guy Britton ST THOMAS — You can feel it the moment you arrive. It’s about the guests. They’re all … so … happy. That’s because at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, the hotel becomes more than […]

The Best Beaches in St Thomas

By Guy Britton It’s been said that some islands have more beaches, but few have more beautiful beaches than the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.  If you are headed to St Thomas for a few hours, […]


How to Move to St Croix, USVI

How to Move to St Croix We continue our How to Move series with a look at the market in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Ever thought of moving to America’s Caribbean? We talked to Amy Land de […]

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 […]

Kenneth Mapp Wants to “Reenergize America’s Paradise”

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 […]

The US Virgin Islands' New Cabinet

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 […]


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