A group of islands of the northeast West Indies east of Puerto Rico, divided politically into the British Virgin Islands to the northeast and the United States Virgin Islands to the southwest. Originally inhabited by Arawaks and Caribs, the islands were sighted and named by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
(place) Group of islands of the Leeward group in the West Indies, east of Puerto Rico, comprising the British Virgin Islands, easternmost islands of this group, constituting a British territory (58 sq mi, 151 sq km), & the Virgin Islands of the United States, the islands of this group closest to Puerto Rico, constituting a territory of the U.S. (134 sq mi, 347 sq km; cap. Charlotte Amalie: abbrev. VI)
An archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, comprised of the British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands.
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Kmart is a large retail company that operates more than 3,400 stores in all regions of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Islands were discovered by Columbus in his second voyage, in 1494, and named Las Virgenes, in honour of St Ursula and her companions.
In the 17th century the Virgin Islands were favourite resorts of the buccaneers.
The most unlikely location to house a snooker room, also vies for the most tempting location - The British Virgin Islands.
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