, to an offshore trust in the British Virgin Islands.
Isles , notorious for its shipwrecks. Although he did not possess the special knowledge that is required for such a work, he surveyed the island at his own expense and sent to the Royal Geographical Society (London) (Royal Geographical Society) a report which created such an impression that, in 1835, he was entrusted by that body with conducting an expedition of exploration of British Guiana. Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands
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on 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
. The literacy rate in the British Virgin Islands is high at 98%. Religion Over 90% of the population who indicated a religious affiliation at the 2010 Census were Christian The BVI Beacon "Portrait of a population: 2010 Census published" pg. 6, 20 November 2014 with the largest individual Christian denominations being Methodist (17.6%), Anglican
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
ask a local for what is on where. Live local music is a feature of many restaurants and bars. The sunsets are spectacular, so a drink on the beach or in the mountains, watching the sunset and listening to local music before dinner can be a very pleasant vacation from the usual club-based entertainment of most mainlanders. Banana Keets on Tortola offers a beautiful view of the sunset, as does Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda. The Banana Keets terrace overlooks Sage Mountain as well
Amsterdam had one grammar school, two free elementary schools, and had licensed 28 masters of school. To honor Stuyvesant's dedication to education and New Amsterdam's legal-cultural tradition of toleration under Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan was named after him. - 4 West Indies (West Indies cricket team) 23 June 1928 Consists of players from a number of Caribbean nations and dependencies. Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda
, the standard of the roads is low, the standard of the driving is very low, and there are no specific laws against driving whilst under the influence. People driving in the BVI for the first time are advised to think as if everyone else on the road is trying to cause an accident and make it look like their fault - although that is not actually true, it will give you the right frame of mind to have when get behind the wheel. By taxi Taxis in the British Virgin Islands can be expensive. Do
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
Music of the Virgin Islands The traditional music of the British Virgin Islands is called ''fungi'' after the local cornmeal dish with the same name, often made with okra. The special sound of fungi is due to a unique local fusion between African and European music. It functions as a medium of local history and folklore and is therefore a cherished cultural form of expression that is part of the curriculum in BVI schools. The fungi bands, also called "scratch bands", use
influences. The BVI sponsored an event titled "Taste the BVI" during the Annapolis Sailboat Show in Maryland, USA in 2009, with notable BVI chefs including Ken Molyneaux, Imran Ashton, Henry Prince, and Neil Cline. In 2011, the BVI National Culinary Team won nine medals at the Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition, taking home five gold medals, including one in the Culinary Team of the Year category and one in the Chef of the Year category. The national dish is considered
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