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6 Summer Carnivals to Visit in the the Caribbean

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Summertime in the Caribbean brings warmer days, the sweetest mangoes, and an array of joyous Carnival celebrations. Whether they’re organized to commemorate independence from Colonial governments; a successful sugarcane harvest; or simply to celebrate national …

You Need to Visit This BVI Festival

 It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the British Virgin Islands: the Emancipation Celebrations, the festival season that lasts from July 30 to Aug. 12. This year’s festival will be held under the theme “A Colorful kaleidoscope …

A $40 Million Home in the British Virgin Islands

 It’s the most expensive home currently on the market in the British Virgin Islands: Villa Katsura, currently listed for $40 million. The 23,500-square-foot property is set on three acres of manicured gardens on the Little Dix Bay peninsula, among the …

LATEST NEWS

 Looking for your next Caribbean fishing tournament? The BVI Sport Fishing Association is hosting the 2nd Annual Virgin Gorda International Marlin Tournament from July 28-31, in partnership with Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour. The tournament expects a turnout of 15 or …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you weren’t staying aboard a boat, chances are you arrived to Saba Rock, the lively bar and restaurant floating in the British Virgin Islands’ North Sound, via their water taxi. Which means that you …

Beach Resorts

 There are great resorts in the Caribbean and there are great beach resorts in the Caribbean. The distinction is no small thing. Because while some resorts can offer all the amenities and grandeur you’re looking for, they may not be …

 School’s out for the summer. Rates are low and adventure is high. Summer travel is in the air, and now is the best time of the year for a vacation, whether with your family or your significant other. Few places …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The British Virgin Island Ports Authority says it expects “substantial completion” in its Cruise Pier Development Project by Oct. 31. The company announced the date in a release this week, citing cooperation and support from partner …

 Above: a dish at the BVI table (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Deb Marcano doesn’t work in Caribbean tourism. She’s not a hotelier, tour operator, restaurant owner or government official. But the photographer, artist and self-described …

 Sometimes even a beach bar isn’t close enough to the water. That’s where these come in: they’re not on the beach. They’re past it. They’re the Caribbean’s floating bars, the ones that are either smack in the middle of the …

 Virgin Gorda is a surprisingly busy place — it seems like people are always coming and going here. And it’s easy to see why. Virgin Gorda is easily accessible from neighboring islands and has great snorkeling, hiking, beaches, sailing, diving, two …

 Above: the MV Horizon By the Caribbean Journal staff The MV Horizon cruise ship has made its first official call to Tortola on Friday, the BVI Ports Authority announced. The ship is operated by Pullmantur Cruises. The ship, which previously …

 Above: a Cape Air plane (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier Cape Air will be adding nonstop service from St Thomas to Tortola beginning Dec. 16, the company announced. Cape Air had previously offered the service until …

 Above: Sharie Watchman de’Castro (All photos by JFB) By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands native Sharie Watchman de’Castro won the Miss Caribbean World pageant this past weekend in Tortola. She took home the top honour, besting first runner …

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the British Virgin Islands says it is moving forward with plans to introduce National Health Insurance in the territory. The government has begun a series of consultations and dialogue …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking at ways to reposition its tourism sector, including strengthening the “Brand BVI” product. “Tourism provides business opportunities and jobs to many of our people, it increases the flow of …

 Above: Nevis Peak, the site of a geothermal project (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean must strive to develop and expand green energy initiatives, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin urged yesterday at a conference in Suriname. …