US Virgin Islands


US Virgin Islands Official Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff Roberto Tapia, the director of the US Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Enforcement, was arrested Friday by federal agents on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent […]


Oxbow Wins Preakness Stakes as USVI's Kevin Krigger Finishes Fifth

Above: Pimlico Race Course By the Caribbean Journal staff Kevin Krigger of the US Virgin Islands finished fifth at the Preakness Stakes riding Goldencents Saturday as Oxbow, ridden by Gary Stevens, won the race. Krigger was bidding to become the first […]


Rum Journal: Saving Caribbean Sea Turtles With Rum

SEA TURTLES are critically endangered in the Caribbean, and the threats facing them, from light pollution to the scourge of poaching, remain a major problem for the region. But thanks to a unique partnership between the Florida-based Sea Turtle Conservancy […]


The Caribbean's Best Small Hotels - 2013

We continue our Best of the Caribbean series with a look at the small hotel properties that make the Caribbean tick — particularly those of 50 rooms or less. While the Caribbean has superb luxury resorts and all-inclusives, it has […]

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 […]

USVI's Victor Lebron, Kevin Krigger Finish 16th, 17th at Kentucky Derby

Above: Kevin Krigger By the Caribbean Journal staff St Croix native Kevin Krigger did not end up making history Saturday, riding Goldencents to a 17th-place finish at the 139th Kentucky Derby. While Krigger and Goldencents were among the pre-race favourites, […]


US Virgin Islands Jockeys Aim For History

Above: Kevin Krigger on Goldencents By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of US Virgin Islands jockeys will be looking to make history on Saturday at the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby: Kevin Krigger and Victor Lebron, both natives […]

US Attorney General Eric Holder Names USVI's Sharpe to Advisory Committee

Above: Ronald Sharpe By the Caribbean Journal staff Ronald Sharpe, the United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, has been named to the Advisory Committee of US Attorney General Eric Holder. Sharpe will serve for a two-year […]

US Virgin Islands Governor Asks Federal Officials For Energy Help

Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, the United States Virgin Islands lost its primary provider of fuel when it was announced that the HOVENSA oil refinery would be shuttering. That was only part […]


Martinique, St Kitts Among Destinations For Quantum of the Seas

Above: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled the itineraries for its planned Quantum of the Seas megaship for 2014-2015, with a host of Caribbean destinations. The ship’s 11-night Eastern Caribbean trip, […]

Interview With Seaborne Airlines CEO Omer ErSelcuk

Above: a Seaborne plane By Alexander Britell With the departure of American Eagle from the Caribbean, the region’s aviation industry continues to change. But while many predicted doom, airlines large and small, from Cape Air to JetBlue, are working to […]

US Virgin Islands Governor Nominates New Police Commissioner

Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh with Rodney F Querrard (Photo: OG USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has nominated Rodney Querrard as the territory’s next Commissioner of Police. Querrard previously served […]


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