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ATHLETIC SUPPORTER: Gov. Kenneth Mapp (left) stands next to Nels Hawkinson on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The popular basketball festival, Paradise Jam, returns to the Virgin Islands next month. Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Executive Director of the Basketball Travelers, Nels Hawkinson on Thursday to discuss the tournament schedule for

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SPEED ENOUGH: ST. CROIX’S LINVAL JOSEPH RUMBLES FOR HIS FIRST NFL TOUCHDOWN PHILADELPHIA — Linval Joseph whipped out the sunglasses, sat on the bench and pulled on the oxygen mask . Rest up, big man. Job well done. Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, the 330-pound Joseph returned a fumble

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he “has lauded efforts to recognize past and present athletes from the greater Virgin Islands.” Speaking at the 6th annual Thorvald McIntosh and Gerard Alphonso Hall Sports Award Dinner on St. Croix on Saturday. Governor Mapp commended the awards committee, which he said

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BRADENTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands will play Canada in Florida for its opening qualifying CONCACAF match because of a lack of a suitable venue in the territory. The Virgin Islands and Canadian soccer teams will square off September 9 on the grounds of the IMG Academy sports boarding school,

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HOOPS CLASSIC: St. Croix’s Tim Duncan stands next to Senate President Myron Jackson surrounded by Virgin Islands notables. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 15-time All-Star may not be back in the NBA, but St. Croix’s Tim Duncan did make an appearance during the All Virgin Islands Annual V.I. Hoop Classic Saturday

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BARRANQUILLA — Kyron McMaster led a record-filled evening on the third day of athletics on Tuesday at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia, where the host country and Jamaica each won two gold medals. British Virgin Islands’ McMaster, the third fastest man in the world this year,

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BARRANQUILLA — St. Croix sailor Peter Stanton finished with a bronze in the sunfish division to claim the territory’s first medal in the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia on Wednesday. Stanton, working out of the St. Croix Yacht Club, is an accomplished sailor having won local sunfish

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a contract to begin repairs at the Joseph Aubain Ballpark in Frenchtown. The project includes work on the fencing, backstop and pipes. Work will be conducted by Rijo Repairs and Maintenance, LLC under the supervision of the Department of Sports, Parks and

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SAN ANTONIO — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the federal prison sentence for the former financial adviser of St. Croix’s Tim Duncan. A judge ordered Charles Augustus Banks IV to pay $7.5 million in restitution following his sentencing in 2017. Banks filed an appeal, but the

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LIMIN’ IN BELIZE: St. Croix’s own Tim Duncan took his girlfriend and three children on a vacation to Belize last week. BELMOPAN — Perhaps trying to get the feel of the Caribbean climate without the harsh glare of recognition, St. Croix’s own Tim Duncan was spotted in Belize last week.

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