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Sunday, December 9, 2007

British-owned, but very Caribbean

Philadelphia Inquirer : "TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands - British? Here? Not a bloody jot and barely a tittle. Oh, you have the Pusser's Road Town Pub, purveying the rum that fueled the British navy long ago. And there's the Best of British Shop for tins of pudding and wee biscuits. But otherwise, Tortola is very Caribbean, from the calypso patois of longtime residents to the brilliant blue of the water that surrounds it. The British Virgins are much like the U.S. Virgins, but slightly more virginal. Yet the style is untucked and breezy, rather than stiff upper lip."