US Virgin Islands

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Kenneth Mapp Wants to “Reenergize America’s Paradise”

 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 ... [ Read More ]

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The US Virgin Islands’ New Cabinet

 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 ... [ Read More ]

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

 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 ... [ Read More ]

LATEST NEWS

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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 ... [ Read More ]

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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 ... [ Read More ]

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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 ... [ Read More ]

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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 ... [ Read More ]

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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 ... [ Read More ]

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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 ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the Beach Bar in St John ST JOHN — It’s one of the first things you see when you reach the harbour of Cruz Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands, when you look past the rolling green hills and ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference began on Wednesday night in St Thomas. The event, the leading conference for ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: a rendering of the Margaritaville Vacation Club in St Thomas By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The island of St Thomas will soon be home to the first-ever Margaritaville Vacation Club resort. The $100 million project, which broke ground earlier ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines will be returning to St Croix in the December, and the carrier will be operating service longer than initially planned. The new service, which will launch Dec. 20, ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ Territorial Emergency Management Agency will soon be receiving a $263,072 grant for tsunami preparedness. The grant is coming from the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The owners of the HOVENSA oil facility in St Croix have asked for an extension of the agreement governing the sales process for the property, the US Virgin ... [ Read More ]

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The folks at St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay tell us that this potent punch is best enjoyed at Iggies Beach bar, the popular drinkery at the USVI all-inclusive resort. But since it includes (count ‘em) five ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journals staff The United States Virgin Islands has officially endorsed the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Governor John de Jongh announced. The CCI, which was launched in 2008 with support from the Nature Conservancy, ... [ Read More ]

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 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 ... [ Read More ]