Press release: CBP Implements Virgin Islands Air Passenger Pilot Program

CBP_DHSlogo_1ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced recently the implementation of a local pilot program concerning the use of the Customs Declaration Form (CBP Form 6059B) before embarkation for departures from USVI airports traveling to domestic US destinations and Puerto Rico. Continue reading “Press release: CBP Implements Virgin Islands Air Passenger Pilot Program”

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VI Source: Senate passes hotel tax increase

Seal_of_the_United_States_Virgin_IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands Hotel room tax is expected to go from the current 10 percent to 12.5 percent according to a bill recently approved in a committee hearing. Proceeds (estimated at some 5.8M) are slated to assist with the promotion of local agriculture, sports programming and sports tourism. Continue reading “VI Source: Senate passes hotel tax increase”

American Airlines customers notified of new airport departure requirement for St. Thomas USVI

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Click to download full sized screen shot capture shared on social media of the Virgin Islands Daily News article “American Airlines changes departure rules” Sept. 23, 2015

Social media is abuzz with a report in our local daily newspaper that customers of American Airlines have received notifications from AA Regional Manager Cathy-Ann Edwards Joseph of a change in the amount of time required to arrive in advance of departures from St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands (Cyril E. King, STT). Continue reading “American Airlines customers notified of new airport departure requirement for St. Thomas USVI”

Eternity villa, West End Tortola

Eternity – breezy comfort and seclusion on Tortola’s West End

An impressive panorama of ocean, islands and sky will become the setting for your next BVI vacation at Eternity villa, located within a residential estate on Tortola’s West End. Eternity offers 2 casually elegant bedrooms in separate pavilions, separated by a generously sized pool and deck. Trade winds caress the hillsides, providing cool comfort throughout the year. You’ll find that Eternity is private, yet within … Continue reading Eternity – breezy comfort and seclusion on Tortola’s West End

Island Explorer Charters – discover the beauty beyond Great View villa!

On your next St. Thomas vacation, may we suggest the bountiful beauty of the sea?  Some of our most precious resources are the crystal clear waters which support the flora and fauna that give vibrance to our way of life!  You’ll be able to experience all of this while under the care of a certified USCG Masters Licensed Captain on board the Island Explorer! The Island Explorer is a state of the art Scout 350LXF with fuel efficient Yamaha motors, deep cushion seating, air conditioned cabin, and sun lounge space. At your service, is Capt. Frank Kirwan, who got his start as a charter boat crew member on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. With a career that has taken him in and around the Virgin Islands and all the way to Maui (Hawaii) and back, Frank now makes his home here and shares his vast experience with you.  Continue reading “Island Explorer Charters – discover the beauty beyond Great View villa!”