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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Secret Harbour, St Thomas

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tracy K., who sent in this shot of Secret Harbour on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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New Delta Flights to St Croix

 The US Virgin Islands will welcome new Delta Air Lines flights from Atlanta to St. Croix beginning Dec. 23. US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp says that the new flights are an important development in the resurgence of the economy …

How Lilly Pulitzer Is Partnering With This Caribbean Hotel

 St John meets high fashion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St John’s Caneel Bay resort turns 60 next year and is celebrating the landmark in style by partnering with fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer to release a limited-edition scarf. The 28” x …

LATEST NEWS

 Hoteliers in the US Virgin Islands are bracing for the introduction of an increased hotel tax on the island. The new hotel room tax will rise from 10 percent to 12.5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The tax rate will …

 The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has a new owner. The property, which recently underwent a $22 million renovation, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Prime for $64 million from Marriott International. The deal for the 180-room hotel in the US …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 

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