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kite boarding event including professional demonstrations, races, parties and awards ceremony. BVI Kite Jam is a kiteboarding event held in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, and is open to amateurs, professionals and spectators. This week long event is packed full of Freestyle, Sliders, Big Air, Wave riding and long distance racing all in some of the windiest and most spectacular locations in the world such as the North Sound, Necker Island, Anegada and Eustatia Sound. Buy
were administered variously as part of the British Leeward Islands or with St. Kitts and Nevis, with an administrator representing the British Government on the Islands. The island gained separate colony status in 1960 and became autonomous in 1967. Since the 1960s, the islands have diversified away from their traditionally agriculture-based economy towards tourism and financial services, becoming one of the wealthiest areas in the Caribbean. Geography File:GB Virgin Islands.png
territories . All the former nations of the British West Indies, except the Commonwealth of Dominica (Dominica), Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, are Commonwealth Realms. Islands in the Caribbean - Lists islands still classified as British West Indies In 1869, Governor Benjamin Pine was assigned the task of organizing a federation of Antigua-Barbuda, Dominica, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, Anguilla
and the British Virgin Islands. St. Kitts and Nevis however opposed sharing their government funds with Antigua and Montserrat, which were bankrupt. Governor Pine told the Colonial Office that the scheme had failed due to "local prejudice and self-interest". Thus the only achievement was giving the Leewards a single Governor. All laws and ordinances, however, had to be approved by the each island council. accessdate 23 April 2008 with the following specifications
in the islands. Lying just west of Salt Island, the ''Rhone'' is a former Royal Mail Steamer that sank in a hurricane on October 29, 1867 with the loss of nearly all lives. A spectacularly large 310 ft (94 metres) steamer in her previous life, she's now a three-site dive, with each chunk resting at varying depths, from 20 to 80 ft (6 to 24 metres). Apart from the ''Rhone'', the BVI boasts several other shipwrecks, the most notable of which are the ''Chikuzen'', a collection of four
signing of Ivory Coast international (Ivory Coast national football team) Aruna Dindane who would go on to score a hat trick against in the quarter finals of the Carling Cup (Football League Cup) having beaten off Premier League high
article-2007919 Move-Buckingham-Palace-Furious-locals-massive-underground-extension-mystery-owner-Londons-incredible-home.html "Move over Buckingham Palace! Furious locals, a massive underground extension, and the mystery owner of London's most incredible home" , ''Daily Mail'', London, 24 June 2011. Retrieved on 25 February 2012. Digicel Expansion In 2006, Digicel expanded into the South American mainland as well as the Pacific. On September 2006, Digicel acquired
; In Martinique, flooding caused seven fatalities, and displaced 1,500 other people. Heavy rainfall also occurred on other Leeward Islands, with estimates as high as 15 in (381 mm) of precipitation. However, no effects were reported in the Bahamas.
0.6 - Rastafarian 0.4 0.2 - Presbyterian 0.4 0.7 - Bahai 0.03 0.00 - Brethren 0.03 0.04 - Salvation Army 0.03 0.04 Culture The primary language is English, although there is a local dialect (Virgin Islands Creole). Spanish is spoken by Puerto Rican (Puerto Rican people) and Dominican (Dominican people (Dominican Republic)) immigrants. Music
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. There may be up to 1500 Large yachts available to Charter in a season in the Mediterranean. (Yachts that go back and forth between the Caribbean and Mediterranean in the winter and summer are said to be doing the Milk Run.) The arrival of large commercial ships that have been specially outfitted to take multiple Large yachts across the Atlantic ocean have created a much larger Charter market in the Caribbean than ever before. Yachts will dock in a port of choosing while the crew
The '''Virgin Islands''', The Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 (which refers to the territory as the "Virgin Islands" – not, for the avoidance of doubt, as the "British Virgin Islands"). commonly referred to as the '''British Virgin Islands''' ('''BVI'''), is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago (Virgin Islands); the remaining islands constitute the US Virgin Islands (United States Virgin Islands) and the Spanish Virgin Islands.
The official name of the Territory is still simply the "Virgin Islands", but the prefix "British" is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the "Danish West Indies" to "Virgin Islands of the United States" in 1917. British Virgin Islands government publications continue to begin with the name "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", and the Territory's passports (British Virgin Islands passport) simply refer to the "Virgin Islands", and all laws begin with the words "Virgin Islands". Moreover, the Territory's Constitutional Commission has expressed the view that "every effort should be made", to encourage the use of the name "Virgin Islands". Report of Virgin Islands Constitutional Commissioners 2005
The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. About 15 of the islands are inhabited. The capital, Road Town, is situated on Tortola, the largest island, which is approximately wide. The islands have a population of about 28,000, of whom approximately 23,500 The BVI Beacon "Portrait of a population: 2010 Census published" pg. 4, 20 November 2014 confirms that on Census date, 23,419 lived on Tortola live on Tortola.
British Virgin Islanders are classed as British Overseas Territories citizens and since 2002 have had an entitlement to take up full UK citizenship (British nationality law). Although the territory is not part of the European Union and not directly subject to EU law, its citizens are deemed to be citizens of the EU as well. "EU relations with Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)," European Commission website, accessed 5 December 2012