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US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Delegates Seek to Extend Rum Cover Over

 Above: USVI Delegate Donna Christesen and Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen has introduced legislation to extend the rum cover over for two years from $10.50 per …

US Virgin Islands Holds First Meeting of Science and Technology Council

 Above: Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh recently chaired the inaugural meeting of the Virgin Islands Science and Technology Council. The meeting, which took place at Government House …

Interview with US Virgin Islands Delegate Donna Christensen on Health Care, HOVENSA

 Above: US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen (Photo: WH) By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is in one of the most challenging periods in its history, in large part due to the closure of the HOVENSA oil …

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 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh at a strategy session of Cabinet this week (Photo: OG) The United States Virgin Islands saw a 21 percent increase in exports from 2010 to 2011, according to data reported by the International Trade …

 Above: Dr Mercedes Dullum is sworn in as new USVI Health Commissioner (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh hosted a swearing-in ceremony for the territory’s new Police and Health Commissioners at Government …

 Above: Charlotte Amalie By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John De Jongh signed an executive order last week laying the groundwork for new economic and cosmetic renewal projects in historic towns on St Croix and St …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh and Danish Ambassador Peter Takso-Jensen By the Caribbean Journal staff Discussing a host of issues including green energy, climate change and business opportunities, US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met with Danish Ambassador …

 Above: Delegate Donna Christensen (centre) By the Caribbean Journal staff Donna Christensen, the US Virgin Islands’ delegate to the US Congress, is pursuing an Economic Disaster Declaration for the territory after the closure of the HOVENSA oil refinery, its single-largest …

 Above: the discussions in Washington (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the closure of the HOVENSA refinery in February, the US Virgin Islands lost its main source of gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and propane. The change led the …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh, Jr speaks with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary Anthony Babauta before a meeting in Washington (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh is seeking federal …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh commissions the new Captain Morgan distillery in 2010 (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff US President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget forecasts an increase in rum revenues to the US Virgin Islands, according to …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands has entered into an agreement with developers to build a multi-million dollar sports complex at the Paul E Joseph stadium in …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff On-street solicitors, commonly known in the US Virgin Islands as “barkers,” will face a number of restrictions under a proposed law submitted to the Senate by Governor John de …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh at a school ceremony last week By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met this week with Earl Johnson, director of the United States Department of Health and Human …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh meeting with US federal officials this week By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands’ legislature confirmed the new Police and Health commissioners for the territory in a vote this week. Henry White …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh speaking to the St Croix Chamber of Commerce By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the announced closure of the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix, the Caribbean’s largest, the US Virgin Islands is focusing on …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh (right) and David Gosnell, Diageo’s president of Global Supply By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh accepted the first case of locally-produced Captain Morgan Rum, following Diageo’s decision to …

 Above: DT Linval Joseph By the Caribbean Journal staff Linval Joseph, a Defensive Tackle for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, became the first Virgin Islander to ever win a Super Bowl Sunday night in Indianapolis. Now, the praise …