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Strong Growth For US Virgin Islands Tourism Sector

June 22, 2015 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St John (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands is reporting strong growth so far in 2015, according to new numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The US territory received 303,762 stayover visitors in the first four months of 2015; that represented a 6.5 percent improvement over the same period in 2014. The more...

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Kenneth Mapp Wants to “Reenergize America’s Paradise”

January 7, 2015 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment

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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 week, Mapp said voters had bestowed on him “to chart a new course for generations to come; a course to more...

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The US Virgin Islands’ New Cabinet

January 2, 2015 | 6:51 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Thomas, USVI (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor-Elect Kenneth Mapp, who will be sworn in as Governor on Monday, has named the members of his Cabinet. Mapp defeated US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen in a run-off election to win the Governorship. Mapp will serve with Osbert E. more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Day: On the Sand in Caneel Bay

December 31, 2014 | 3:12 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Caneel Bay (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Photo of the Day takes you to the beautiful Caneel Bay resort on St John in the United States Virgin Islands. It’s a textbook example of a St John beach: perfect, talcum-soft sand, absolutely clear water, endless green-hilled vistas. The only question is, when are you going? — more...

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USVI Lawmakers Reject HOVENSA Deal

December 22, 2014 | 1:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff In what could be a crushing blow to the US Virgin Islands’ economy, the territory’s Senate has voted against the approval of a deal to purchase the shuttered HOVENSA refinery on St Croix. The Senate rejected the Operating Agreement agreed in principle by the government and Atlantic Basin Refining, more...

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US Virgin Islands Governor, Governor-Elect Talk Transition

December 10, 2014 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the talks in Charlotte Amalie on Tuesday By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met Tuesday with Governor-Elect Kenneth Mapp to discuss the ongoing transition of government ahead of Mapp's inauguration in January. It was the second meeting between the two since the Nov. 18 runoff election. "I want to thank Governor de more...

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Lease Agreement Signed For New Hotel Project in US Virgin lslands

November 24, 2014 | 12:24 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Water Island By the Caribbean Journal staff A long-dormant Caribbean island is getting a major development boost. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has approved a lease agreement for the Water Island Development Company for the redevelopment of the former Water Island Hotel property as a boutique resort. The move could be a development boon for more...

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Strong Summer Boosts Tourism to United States Virgin Islands

November 23, 2014 | 11:24 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St John (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong summer season boosted tourism numbers for the United States Virgin Islands, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. After a sluggish winter tourist season, the US territory saw a 7.6 percent increase in the summer months, compared to the same period in 2013. That followed a more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in St Croix, USVI

October 25, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Felix, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of sunset at Salt River in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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A Great Little Café in St John

October 22, 2014 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Café Livin in St John (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell CRUZ BAY — For a moment, you'd think you were somewhere in the French Caribbean — or Europe. A quiet side street, a small group of tables, a lone cup of espresso. This wasn't Martinique or Guadeloupe, though — it was the American Caribbean outpost of St John, home to what is a rarity in much more...

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