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10 Fast Facts on the US Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands  are a popular vacation spot for many. Here are some quick facts about these islands: 1. The Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean and east of Puerto Rico. 2. The Virgin Islands consist of three islands: Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas. Saint Croix is the largest of the islands by square miles, but Saint Thomas is largest by population. 3. The islands were originally divided between the English and the Danish. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, sugarcane drove the economy. When…

Top 10 Incredible Places to Spend Your Money in St. Thomas

  Congratulations – you are on your way to vacation in the US Virgin Islands! Due to the incredible duty-free limit for US residents, St. Thomas offers world renowned shopping. This quick and easy guide to the ten best places to shop in St. Thomas will have you happily shopping your vacation away! 10. Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Main Street, Charlotte Amalie offers antiques, liquor, and chocolate while jewelry, watch, and gem stores line the adjoining 17th century alleyways. 9. Havensight Next to the primary cruise ship dock, this area includes Havensight Shopping Center, Buccaneer Mall, and Port of Sale, offering…

Commerce and Business in the USVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands offer tranquility, relaxation and the perfect opportunity for business growth. The U.S. Virgin Islands promotes economic growth, development of human and economic resources and preserving job opportunities for residents. Business owners find unique tax incentives and commerce opportunities for their new or established business. United States business owners find that conducting business in the U.S. Virgin Islands is very similar to conducting business in the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands uses the U.S. dollar for currency and the U.S. court system for legal matters. Although the territory has the opportunity to tax income earned within…

WINDWARD PASSAGE HOTEL: the Danish West Indies

  Amidst gentle breezes and Caribbean waters caressing Charlotte Amalie Harbor, guests of the Windward Passage Hotel on St. Thomas are treated to a lavish getaway. Its magnificent location overlooking the harbor, closeness to shops, restaurants and nightlife, and choice on-site amenities make this hotel the place to stay when visiting this Danish West Indies island. Accommodations at the Windward Passage Hotel include large well-appointed rooms with either two double beds or one king size bed. Mini-suites include a sitting area complete with sofa. Each room has a tiled bath and private balcony with water or mountain views. Wireless high…

10 Secrets To Booking Cheap Flights

Flying is one of the most convenient ways to reach one’s destination. Unfortunately, it can quickly become one of the most expensive. Between booking fees, baggage charges and hidden fees, travelers can find themselves dipping deep in their pockets. Here are some tips to keep the costs of airline travel from breaking the bank. 1.Follow the ‘Next Day Rule In 2012, the Transportation Department made it mandatory for airlines to allow customers to cancel reservations without penalty as long as it was done within 24 hours of booking, barring certain exceptions. Travelers can make this rule work in their favor…

USVI Culinary Team Brings Home Gold

USVI Culinary Team Brings Home Gold Congratulations to the USVI Culinary Team which took gold overall in the 2014 Taste of the Caribbean competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida June 28 through July 2. This is the first time the team has taken home an overall gold medal, demonstrating they are not only the best at their individual specialties, but one of the best teams in the region! “I’m glad to have had the opportunity to represent the USVI with pride and honor, [and] to bring home the gold,” said chef Taj Siwatu. “The Taste of the Caribbean…

USVI Culinary Team Heads to Miami for Taste of the Caribbean

The USVI Culinary Team is headed to Florida today for the most exciting Caribbean culinary competition of the year – the Taste of the Caribbean. The competition will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Miami June 28 through July 2. Only the elite are selected to represent their respective countries at this competition, and we are proud to be sending along the best chefs in the territory! The 2014 USVI Culinary Team is comprised of: Marco Sanchez, team captain and executive sous chef at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort; Taj Siwatu, owner and chef at Buddha Sushi Bar; Ryan…