The government of the British Virgin Islands has now made available a ‘BVI Open for Business’ map that gives residents and visitors information about businesses that are open to the public and where they are located.

he map was developed by the Town and Country Planning department to let everyone know which of their favourite businesses are opened and their locations.

Premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, said the interactive map is an excellent development.

He noted that a number of government institutions and businesses have had to relocate since Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Whether you’re in Nassau for a few hours on a cruise excursion or you’re lucky enough to enjoy a longer stay, know that there’s plenty to do and see beyond Bay Street or your resort’s beach. We’ve rounded up a few singular experiences that leave no doubt that it’s “better in the Bahamas.” Here’s our edit of the top fun Things to Do in Nassau and Paradise Island.

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Something is happening in Frederiksted.

This historic town on the western edge of the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands has long lived in the shadow of its bigger, more famous twin, Christiansted, on the eastern half of the island.

But that’s beginning to change, thanks to in large part to a small group of visionaries and risk takers making a bet on place filled with potential.

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Holiday travelers are escaping to the Caribbean, with hotels in most destinations not impacted by this year’s hurricanes reporting occupancies in excess of 90 percent over the holiday season.

“More than 70 percent of the Caribbean was not impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria and travelers are discovering the incredible diversity of destinations and offerings throughout the region, as they explore its many vacation options,” stated Frank Comito, CEO and director general of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).

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Nobody seems quite sure what it’s called.

The Festival Village? The Village Festival? The Christmas Village? (Actually, it’s the Christmas Festival).

All that matters is that come Dec. 26 each year, Crucians say a simple refrain: “I’m going to the village tonight.”

This year, St Croix’s biggest event of the year had another name: the “Irmaria Stress Free Zone.”

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