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-- U.S. Virgin Islands should not be combined with British VI.  They are not the same.  USD is not used exclusively in BVI, and they are most definitely two separate nations.  Even though you can see Jost Van Dyke and Tortola from St. Thomas and St. John (respectively), you need a passport to get on that ferry.  The people and customs are often quite a lot alike, even insofar as USVI laws differ from Continental US.  Certainly many segments can be shared or used for both, but they should be separated.
 
-- U.S. Virgin Islands should not be combined with British VI.  They are not the same.  USD is not used exclusively in BVI, and they are most definitely two separate nations.  Even though you can see Jost Van Dyke and Tortola from St. Thomas and St. John (respectively), you need a passport to get on that ferry.  The people and customs are often quite a lot alike, even insofar as USVI laws differ from Continental US.  Certainly many segments can be shared or used for both, but they should be separated.
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Link for "Buy" takes aspring contributor to empty entry entitled "See", which is not seen in article.  Edits to "Buy" are needed (entry is almost identical to that for St. Croix), but cannot be made with confidence until link is corrected.    John Henne  hennejj@aol.com
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: This, unfortunately, is likely to be as a result of a caching problem with the wiki software we are running.  Refresh your browser, and the links should be fine again.  --[[User:Inas|inas]] 00:47, 30 September 2009 (EDT)
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As mentioned above, I think this article should be moved to [[U.S. Virgin Islands]]. The Virgin Islands is a transnational region encompassing both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, so it seems jarring to have this article only cover the former. Any objections to a move & disambiguation?  --[[User:Peterfitzgerald|Peter]] <small><sup>[[User_talk:Peterfitzgerald|Talk]]</sup></small> 13:05, 11 June 2010 (EDT)
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:Agreed, it should be a disambiguation. Which should also include the [[Spanish Virgin Islands]]. --[[User:Globe-trotter|globe-trotter]] 12:01, 23 June 2010 (EDT)
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''discussion continued at [[Talk:Virgin Islands#Disambiguation]]''
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-_and_left-hand_traffic#Jurisdictions_with_right-hand_traffic] says that Denmark changed from left to right-hand traffic in 1793.  If that's true, it seems plausible that left-hand traffic began under Danish rule, but the islands never got around to switching to match the mainland. -- [[User:Beland|Beland]] 21:40, 13 September 2012 (EDT)

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I'm having a hard time doing the Virgin Islands)(US) and British Virgin Islands as two articles... it's kinda like Lake Tahoe. I'm not sure many people really visit one with out drifting into the other. And pretty much everything is the same, they use USD in the BVIs for example... anyone have big issues with me pulling them together? Obviously the islands and towns will get their own articles which will mention which country they belong to... Majnoona 22:39, 8 Feb 2004 (EST)

I don't know if that's the solution, though I've no objection. I don't know the area. However, it seems odd to have "Virgin Islands" mean only the US part, with a link to "Virgin Islands archipelago" that leads nowhere. Methinks doing something to tie it together would be good. Pashley 19:30, 15 September 2006 (EDT)

I have no object to pulling them together. In either case, "Virgin Islands" should be "US Virgin Islands". That is their name after all.

-- U.S. Virgin Islands should not be combined with British VI. They are not the same. USD is not used exclusively in BVI, and they are most definitely two separate nations. Even though you can see Jost Van Dyke and Tortola from St. Thomas and St. John (respectively), you need a passport to get on that ferry. The people and customs are often quite a lot alike, even insofar as USVI laws differ from Continental US. Certainly many segments can be shared or used for both, but they should be separated.


Link for "Buy" takes aspring contributor to empty entry entitled "See", which is not seen in article. Edits to "Buy" are needed (entry is almost identical to that for St. Croix), but cannot be made with confidence until link is corrected. John Henne hennejj@aol.com

This, unfortunately, is likely to be as a result of a caching problem with the wiki software we are running. Refresh your browser, and the links should be fine again. --inas 00:47, 30 September 2009 (EDT)


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As mentioned above, I think this article should be moved to U.S. Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands is a transnational region encompassing both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, so it seems jarring to have this article only cover the former. Any objections to a move & disambiguation? --Peter Talk 13:05, 11 June 2010 (EDT)

Agreed, it should be a disambiguation. Which should also include the Spanish Virgin Islands. --globe-trotter 12:01, 23 June 2010 (EDT)

discussion continued at Talk:Virgin Islands#Disambiguation

Driving on the left

[1] says that Denmark changed from left to right-hand traffic in 1793. If that's true, it seems plausible that left-hand traffic began under Danish rule, but the islands never got around to switching to match the mainland. -- Beland 21:40, 13 September 2012 (EDT)

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