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United States Virgin Islands

or US Virgin Islands
Abbr. USVI
A United States territory constituting the southwest group of the Virgin Islands. The islands were purchased from the Danish in 1917 because of their strategic location at the approach to the Panama Canal. Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas Island, is the capital.
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Noun1.United States Virgin Islands - more than 130 southeastern Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands - more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
Virgin Islands - a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain
Translations
îles Vierges américaines
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Governor John de Jongh learned from the Office of Insular Areas of the US Dept of the Interior that the government of the US Virgin Islands would shortly receive $165 million for estimated rum excise tax cover-over for fiscal year 2015.
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American Airlines is offering a sale for travel between the United States and Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands through to 29 March 2007.
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The US Virgin Islands is a tourism-driven region, with tourism accounting for 80% of both total GDP and employment.
The VI Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) program is hosting exhibitors in the industries of food, gift and arts, beauty and wellness, music, jewelry, fashion, building and industrial materials to participate in its 2014 US Virgin Islands International Artistry and Business Expo, reports Caribbean News Now (July 31, 2014).
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VSEN-TV is currently broadcasting in Wichita, Hartford, Fresno, Sacramento, Louisville, Biloxi, Dayton, Houston, Mobile, Buffalo, Springfield (MA), Little Rock, the US Virgin Islands, and other markets.
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