Hurrah for the Virgin Islands!

This is good news! The Governor of the Virgin Islands (the American variant), John de Jongh, has laid a proposal for the Swedish state-owned alcohol-selling company “Vin & Sprit” (tr. Wine & Liquor). It is unknown if the Virgin Islands are going to end up as the purchaser, however it is a welcome sign for all of us who wishes the monopoly of alcohol-selling in Sweden to come to an end.

The United States Virgin Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands and the Lesser Antilles. The total land area of the territory is 346.36 km² and around 110 000 people inhabit the islands.

As a little bit of trivia, there can be said that this part of the New World were a part of the Danish Kingdom before. Even in Denmark today, the Virgin Islands are still known as The Former Danish West Indian Islands (tr. De tidligere Dansk Vestindiske Øer).

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2 Responses to Hurrah for the Virgin Islands!

  1. Pete says:

    Vin & Sprit has nothing to do with the monopoly on alcohol retail in Sweden.

  2. anonymous says:

    well, it might not lead directly to a sell-out of the Swedish monopoly but it is a giant leap in the right direction (for being Sweden)! 😉

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