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An island of the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. It is the largest of the British Virgin Islands.


(Placename) an island in the NE Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands group: chief island of the British Virgin Islands. Pop: 23 900 (latest est). Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles)


(tɔrˈtoʊ lə)

the principal island of the British Virgin Islands, in the NE West Indies. 9730; 21 sq. mi. (54 sq. km).
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Contractors from Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola are reminded to register their interest in carrying out housing projects.
interCaribbean Airways celebrating 26 years of continuous services, has announced new nonstop schedule services from Dominica to St Lucia and Tortola, with 1 stop easy connections via Tortola to St Thomas, St Croix, Sint Maarten, San Juan, Providenciales and Santo Domingo, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 28, 2018-interCaribbean announces service from Dominica to Tortola & St.
Artis Nikki Tortola said the pilot project, which will run over the period of two years from 2018 to 2019, is expected to reduce the number and duration of power outages, leading to improvement in distribution system reliability.
Clare Chilton, her husband and their two children were holed up in their rented home in Tortola for more than 24 hours during the category five storm.
Joshua Harris, 24, is stranded on Tortola, in the Caribbean, with no money and no passport after the huge storm ripped through the region last week.
Thomas and Tortola, a fundraising account was opened under the name "Puerto Rico Hugs the islands," the company said.
Brendan Joyce from Glasgow, his wife Sasha and their children sheltered with her father in his house on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
The BVI is made up of 60 islands, islets and cays (low banks or reefs of coral, rock or sand), but there are four main islands: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada.
Governor's House Museum, Road Town, Tortola travel file | ANNETTE LORD was a guest of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board during Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2017.
There's also a new route from Miami direct to Tortola starting this year, although it looks like being a bit pricier than the other options.
A [euro]27million expansion of the pier facilities at Tortola in the British Virgin Islands has brought a record number of cruise passengers.