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Cape Air Resumes St Thomas, Vieques, Tortola Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier Cape Air has resumed service to several islands in the Caribbean hit by last month’s hurricanes, the Hyannis, MA-based company announced. Cape Air has launched limited service to Vieques, St Thomas and …

Vice President Mike Pence to Visit US Virgin Islands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the US Virgin Islands this week, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced this weekend. Pence will visit the territory on Friday in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, …

Virgin Islands Ferries Resume Operation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In another positive step in the Virgin Islands’ recovery, ferry service resumed Thursday between the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, according to a statement from the British Virgin Islands tourist board. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands was “severely impacted” by the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to a statement US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. The eye of the Category …

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is extending its gratitude to its cruise and airline partners for their Hurricane Irma relief efforts, the territory announced in a statement. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty thanked the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You may know St. Croix jewelers Sonya Ltd as the originator of the hook bracelet, that classically Crucian silver or gold piece of jewelry that silently signals whether you’re single or taken, depending on whether …

 After the destruction of Irma, relief efforts are underway and assessments continue. And what about the fundament of the island’s economy, its hotels? According to initial evalutations, damage ranged from power outages at properties like Caneel Bay to significant property …

 The U.S Virgin Islands has begun a full assessment on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the territory, with major damage apparent in both St Thomas and St John. St. Croix did not receive the full brunt of the storm, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, causing major destruction on several islands, including tiny Barbuda, which was almost totally destroyed. As of Thursday morning, Irma was 110 miles north of Punta Cana and about …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

 The U.S. Virgin Islands is now an approved destination to host National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I teams. In addition to hosting basketball, volleyball and swimming events, the territory can facilitate the participation of soccer, lacrosse and other NCAA-sponsored sports …

 Delta Airlines is ramping up its nonstop Caribbean service out of Boston for this year’s holiday season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be operating nonstop Boston flights to Montego Bay Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, U.S. …

 By Guy Britton This week saw the U.S. Virgin Islands’ 24th annual destination symposium in St. Thomas, and the takeaway was clear: the USVI has big tourism plans, buoyed by strong growth. The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism …

 United Airlines has launched its new, expanded service to the United States Virgin Islands for the summer. The carrier has begun new daily service between Houston and St. Thomas, up from four weekly flights. The new service will operate through …

 The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has named St. Croix chef Ralph Motta as its newest Culinary Ambassador. The department announced that the executive chef of Motta Cuisine will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at various in-market activations and …