destinations have included Brazil, the Dominican Republic, the British Virgin Islands, Germany, Austria, Bermuda, Taiwan, Mexico, Jordan, Switzerland, and France. The Nassoons also have a long-running relationship with The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, where they travel each Labor Day weekend. The '''Leeward Islands cricket team''' is a first class cricket team representing the member countries of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association
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
, to an offshore trust in the British Virgin Islands.
long approach road (now Stuyvesant Street) became St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery. The contemporary neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn includes Stuyvesant Heights and retains its name. Also named after him are the hamlets of Stuyvesant (Stuyvesant, New York) and Stuyvesant Falls (Stuyvesant Falls, New York) in Columbia County, New York, where descendants of the early Dutch settlers still live and where the Dutch Reformed Church remains an important part
; 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.
in British Guiana and the Eastern Caribbean territories by introducing the British West Indies dollar (BWI$) at the already existing conversion rate of $ (Dollar)4.80 per pound sterling (or $1 4 shillings 2 pence). It was one of the many experimental political and economic ventures tested by the British (United Kingdom) government to form a uniform system within their British West Indies territories. The ISO 4217 code of the currency was ''XBWD''. The symbol "BWI
in British Guiana and the Eastern Caribbean territories by introducing the British West Indies dollar (BWI$) at the already existing conversion rate of $ (Dollar)4.80 per pound sterling (or $1 4 shillings 2 pence). It was one of the many experimental political and economic ventures tested by the British (United Kingdom) government to form a uniform system within their British West Indies territories. The ISO 4217 code of the currency was ''XBWD''. The symbol "BWI$"
the British West Indies dollar (BWI$) at the already existing conversion rate of $4.80 per pound sterling (or $1 4 shillings 2 pence). It was one of the many experimental political and economic ventures tested by the British (United Kingdom) government to form a uniform system within their British West Indies territories. The ISO 4217 code of the currency was ''XBWD''. The symbol "BWI$" for frequently used and the currency was known verbally as the "Beewee"
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
as several dozen smaller islands. The main islands have nicknames often used by locals: "Twin City" (St. Croix), "Rock City" (St. Thomas) and "Love City" (St. John). The combined land area of the islands is roughly twice the size
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
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