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A Dream Villa in St. Croix

 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 …

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IRR Caribbean Expands to Puerto Rico

 Integra Realty Resources Caribbean has expanded in the region. The company has announced the debut of a new office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, following its merger with REAdvisors, PSC, a valuation and advisory firm in San Juan. The Puerto …

Sunset in the Virgin Islands

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in the Virgin Islands

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michelle de Mora, who sent in this stunning photograph of sunset “somewhere between St. Thomas and Tortola.” Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

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 We have often said, to really understand an island you must go out in a boat and look back. Boating and Islands just go together — to really see a place and know a place you must get away from …

 A new port of call By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Norwegian Breakaway sailed into the shores of Virgin Islands for the first time today. The ship made its inaugural call to the port of Road Town. Captain Mikael Hilden received a …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Digby Stridiron is kind of a big deal. A member of the James Beard Foundation who perfected his culinary craft at Florida restaurants including Luma on Park and Norman’s, the Crucian chef got his start …

 A major lawsuit By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands government is suing the Hess Corporation for shuttering the HOVENSA refinery in 2012, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday. According to a complaint filed in Superior Court, the USVI is …

 It’s a dream for many — picking up and moving to the Caribbean. And every year, many people do just that. Of course, moving to any island has its own benefits and challenges — and we’re here to help. Our new …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The ruling National Democratic Party has won the British Virgin Islands’ national elections, according to results released by the BVI’s Office of the Supervisor of Election. Premier Orlando …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Villa Delfina took a full four years to build yet it takes only an instant to appreciate. The plush interiors of this five-bedroom villa in the gated enclave of Peter Bay on St John are …

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority recently hosted the first-ever Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium in St Thomas. The conference, co-hosted by the US Department of Energy, the USVI government …

 Above: an XOJET aircraft in the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the ultimate in Caribbean luxury: arriving by private jet. And some islands attract private jets more than others. And a new report from XOJET, a leading private …

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Kenneth Mapp has officially been sworn in as the new Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, and he’s vowing to “reenergize America’s paradise.” In a wide-ranging inaugural address this …

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The long-awaited reconstruction of the Paul Joseph Stadium in St Croix is moving forward. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has signed a contract with General Engineering Corporation for …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As the tabloids say: Stars, they’re just like us! So it’s little surprise that they love escaping to the Caribbean just as much as we do. If you’re hoping to do some celeb-spotting on your …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.5-magnitude earthquake caused light to moderate shaking across Puerto Rico on Tuesday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The …

 Above: Governor John de Jongh with cruise executives last week in St Croix (Photo: OG USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff A high-level team of executives met last week in St Croix for a high-level cruise industry conference. The group …

 It’s one of the region’s best-kept secrets: the Caribbean is an even cooler place in the summer. It might be the summer breezes, or the emptied-out beaches or the great deals. But when you’re planning your summer vacation, look no …