Virgin Islands is a proper noun. Virgin Islands is (1) a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain.
The following articles provide more information about the term Virgin Islands.
The British Virgin Islands are composed of about 60 different islands; they are a popular vacation destination. BVI travel and tourism links are included on this page.
The U.S. Virgin islands are comprised of St Croix, St John, and St Thomas. Learn more about these Caribbean islands and find helpful travel guides for planning a relaxing vacation getaway.
The Moorings is a charter yacht and sailboat rental company. It is primarily for sailing experts but can have a crew as well. This company is active in the Virgin Islands which is a popular destination for winter getaways from the colder United States.
The following articles provide recent Virgin Islands-related news.
On March 31, 1917 the U.S. took possession of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and about 50 other smaller Caribbean islands, which they purchased from Denmark for $25 million. Jane Pauley reports.
CBS News. Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 14:16:39 +0000.
Leaders of U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are asking the federal government for more help in their efforts to recover from natural disasters that hit more than a year ago.
Fox News. Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 17:49:19 GMT.
The European Union drew a rebuke from the U.S. for including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other overseas territories on a blacklist of 23 jurisdictions posing higher risks of money laundering and terrorist financing.
American Banker. Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 14:40:02 GMT.