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Building the New British Virgin Islands

 By Alexander Britell It’s been a “wild ride” for the British Virgin Islands in the last half decade, first with a storm and then a pandemic. But one company has been at the forefront of the British Overseas Territory’s reconstruction …

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Tortola’s Long Bay Beach Resort Names New GM

 The Long Bay Beach Resort in Tortola has named a new general manager.  The property has tapped Rodrigo Lillo to the role, it announced this week.  Lillo’s career includes stops at a number of top resorts in the Caribbean, including …

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Windstar Expanding in the Caribbean, Adding Cruises From Miami 

 Small-ship cruise line Windstar is expanding in the Caribbean, including its first-ever homeport in Miami.  The company is adding a new itinerary in the winter of 2023: Beach Fun and Sun: a Caribbean Getaway, that will feature seven days in …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Leah Lepage, who sent in this sparkling shot of Smugglers Cove in Tortola, BVI. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

caribbean electric airline

 Cape Air, the Massachusetts-based airline that has a strong presence in the Caribbean, is going electric.  The company has signed a letter of intent to purchase 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft, meaning the longtime regional carrier will become the Caribbean’s …

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 There’s a lot that’s great about Cane Garden Bay in Tortola: a beautiful coastline, lively beach bars, a cool historic distillery, and even a bit of nightlife in a destination — the British Virgin Islands — that’s more known for …

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 It’s hidden away on a hillside near Cul de Sac, just outside the Grand Case corridor and more than close enough to the Pinel Island ferry.  For years, it’s been one of the signature restaurants on an island with an …

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 The first Caribbean cruise in more than a year officially set sail this weekend in St Maarten.  Celebrity Millennium kicked off a seven-night sailing from the Port of St Maarten on Saturday, a return for the cruise industry in the …

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 It’s getting easier to visit the British Virgin Islands. Ferry service has increased to the British Virgin Islands, in a boost for tourism to the destination.  There will now be two daily roundtrip ferry services between St Thomas and Tortola, …

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 Ferry service is back in the Virgin Islands.  The British Virgin Islands has officially reopened its seaports to scheduled ferry service, the destination announced Thursday.  That means regular ferry service will now be operating between Road Town, Tortola and St …

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 The British Virgin Islands is reopening its seaport to ferry service, Caribbean Journal has learned.  There will be one daily round-trip ferry service between Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas and Road Town, Tortola.  Ferry passengers must reserve a ticket with the …

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 Celebrity Cruises will be relaunching operations out of the island of St Maarten in June, the company announced this week.  The move to a Caribbean homeport follows last week’s announcement by Crystal Cruises that would relaunch cruises with a homeport …

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 “A British tar is a soaring soul,As free as a mountain bird,His energetic fist should be ready to resistA dictatorial word.His nose should pant,and his lip should curl,His cheeks should flameand his brow should furl,His bosom should heave,and his heart should glow,And his fist be ever ready for a knock-down blow!” “A British Tar,” HMS …

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 The British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Islands resort is reopening in December, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The private-island resort near Tortola will reopen on Dec. 1, timed with the destination’s official reopening for tourism.  The resort will be open to both …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Clint Dalton, who sent in this gorgeous shot of Smuggler’s Cove on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tom Bonin, who sent in this stunning photo of his view on a trip earlier this year to Tortola.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

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 Musician Dave Mason’s biography reads like a who’s-who of rock history: the co-founder of the band Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood, writer of “Feelin’ Alright,” and performer of the ‘70s hit “We Just Disagree” counted Jimi …

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 There’s a humming wind on the east coast of Aruba; a solitary kite surfer floats above the surface of the water and as the jeep pulls up onto to the sand you look around and he’s the only other person …

 

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