Talk:U.S. Virgin Islands

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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.