US Virgin Islands

In St Croix, Celebrating “Local”

 Above: produce at the St. Croix Agriculture and Food Fair (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST CROIX — “Easy now. It’s hot.” That’s the warning from Velma Cruz, who’s been bringing her hot sauce to St Croix’s Agriculture …

Earthquake Causes Light Shaking in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 3.9-magnitude earthquake north of the British Virgin Islands caused light shaking in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands early Monday morning, …

USVI Governor “Disappointed” Over Seaborne Move to Puerto Rico

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Last week, St Croix-based Seaborne Airlines announced its plans to relocated its headquarters to Puerto Rico, a move that has caused disappointment in the United States Virgin Islands, according …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Caneel Bay (Photos by CB) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-rebranded Caneel Bay Resort has officially reopened in St John. The property had formerly been known as Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort; it has now been rebranded as …

 Above: a rendering of the new pool area By the Caribbean Journal staff The Westin St John Resort & Villas is planning a $35 million expansion and renovation project, the resort and Starwood Vacation Ownership announced Wednesday. The project will …

 Above: St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Thomas will play host to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in 2014, the CTO announced. The decision was announced last week at the 2013 …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The owners of the HOVENSA oil facility in St Croix have purchased and will take delivery of additional fuel for local distribution in the United States Virgin Islands, according to Governor John …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials in the United States Virgin Islands say they have begun assessing the impact of the federal government shutdown in the United States. On Tuesday, USVI Governor John de …

 YOU MAY be fooled — but this villa is not on the Cote D’Azur — it’s actually on the Caribbean island of St Thomas. Villa Gwenn, which is being listed by Sotheby’s International Realty’s Shelley Blyth, is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom, …

 Above: the opening ceremony By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been around for 112 years, but American drug retailing giant Walgreens had never opened a store in the US Virgin Islands — until now. The company opened its first store outside …

 Above: Fort Christian By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the United States Virgin Islands has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to facilitate the reopening of Fort Christian on St Thomas. The Danish fort, which was attacked by French …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader John Rains of the Starfish company. John’s took this snapshot of the Frederiksted Pier in Frederiskted on the US Virgin Island of St Croix. Do you have a great photo of the …

 Above: Caneel Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff The former Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort has rebranded itself as an independent property. The property will relaunch under the official name Caneel Bay Resort in St John in time for the …

 GREEN can mean many different things. It can mean energy efficient, or it can mean entirely reliant on green fuels. It can mean environmentally friendly, but it can also mean community-friendly. When it comes to tourism, green means everything from …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The real GDP of the United States Virgin Islands fell by 13.2 percent in 2012, according to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis. That was due almost entirely to the shutdown …

 Above: The new Distiller’s Collection of aged rums from Cruzan in St Croix includes the Estate Diamond Light and Dark rums, as well as the legacy Single Barrel luxury aged rum. By Robert BurrRum Journal Special Contributor Master Distiller Gary …

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad Every Caribbean island has its share of great eateries. But if you’re visiting a Caribbean destination solely for food, you generally like to have a high concentration of restaurants all within a short radius. So …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has voted to approve an agreement with the Vitol Group to supply propane for energy generation in the territory. The project, which is slated for …