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In the US Virgin Islands, a Tourism Training Push

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major tourism training push is set for the United States Virgin Islands next week, as Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence launches a three-day training program for tourism industry professionals in the territory. The program, …

$230 Million Modernization Plan on Way for St Thomas Airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Thomas’ Cyril E. King airport is set for a major transformation. United States Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that he will soon unveil the plans for a $230 million modernization of the …

Spirit Launching New Nonstop Flights to St Croix

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Getting to the island of St Croix just got even easier. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and the island of St Croix in the United …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Members of the Caribbean community have planned the first annual live “Caribbean Relief Concert” to raise money for natural disaster relief efforts for those countries impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The concert is scheduled for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bitcoin mania has officially hit the sea, with the fast-growing crypotcurrency now entering the yacht brokerage market in the Caribbean. Fort Lauderdale-based Denison Yachting has announced that it will now accept Bitcoin as payment for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is expanding its service to the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. The carrier has confirmed the return of its second daily flight between Miami and St Croix, according to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit Airlines is expanding its service to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. The carrier is planning to increase its service to four flights per week in February 2018, according to US Virgin Islands …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Country music superstar and longtime friend of the Virgin Islands Kenny Chesney is providing a big boost for one of his favorite islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Chesney’s Love City Foundation is helping …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The U.S. Virgin Islands continues to report progress with its hurricane recovery efforts as normal activities continue to resume across the territory. Speaking to reporters at his Friday press conference, US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Tortola Pier Park, the British Virgin Islands’ major cruise destination, is committing to a “quick recovery” in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Tortola Pier Park is slated for a partial reopening of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Croix, which was hit hard by Hurricane Maria, has taken a major step forward with the reopening of its Henry E. Rohlsen Airport for commercial flights. The airport officially reopened on Thursday morning, with …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 Fast-expanding JetBlue had another traffic surge in August, according to the New York City-based carrier’s latest data report. JetBlue tallied 4.42 billion revenue passenger miles in August, a 5 percent increase over the same period …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St. Thomas was devastated by Hurricane Irma, but the island’s tourism infrastructure is beginning to rebuild and recover. The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, perhaps the island’s signature hotel, has announced “high expectations” to begin taking …

 There are mountaintop bars, duty free shops and some of the Caribbean’s greatest beaches. But if you’re looking for one must-visit attraction in St. Thomas, it’s this: Coral World Ocean Park, the island’s leading eco-tourism destination. The park is a …

 Choosing the right Caribbean villa is never easy. Beach or hillside? What kind of staffing? Most importantly, what island? But the Mango Hill Greathouse offers another vexing choice: stay for a week or stay forever? That’s because this dreamy villa …