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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — John “Dah Rock” Jackson of St. Thomas “coulda been a contender” … as actor Marlon Brando famously said in the movie “On The Waterfront.” In fact Jackson still could be a contender … he’s less than 30 years old … and one of 16 contenders on the TV

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FREDERIKSTED —They say good things happen in threes. So it should be no surprise to anyone that the University of North Texas basketball team now has three Virgin Islanders on its team. The former St. Croix Educational Complex High School star Shakeem Alcindor signed a National Letter of Intent to

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ZHENGZHOU — St. Croix’s Rakeem Christmas, formerly associated with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, has joined China’s Shedian basketball club, a team in the National Basketball League located in central China’s Henan province. “I’ll try my best to rebound to create more opportunities for my teammates, and I’ll carry

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team earned a spot in the second round of qualifying games for the 2019 FIBA World Cup with a 84-74 victory over the Bahamas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The game went back and forth the whole way as the USVI

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JACKSONVILLE — A defensive tackle with the NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars has stepped up to help the Caribbean home nation of his father. Marcell Dareus, 28, who is an alum of the University of Alabama, spent this week in Haiti and took along a whopping $125,000 donation. With five

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has nominated four people to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Dr. Laura Palminteri, Henry Schjang, Ian Samuel and Ronald Phillips to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Once approved by the Legislature, Schjang and Phillips will join the board in the St. Croix

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GALLATIN, Tenn. – Mikaela Smith made remarkable time, blowing by her competition in her first ever race. Maybe the diaper had been slowing her down this whole time. Still shy of her third birthday, the future track and field star turned a toddle into a dash as she covered a one-mile parent-assisted

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GOLD COAST, Australia — Kyron McMaster captured the British Virgin Islands’ first ever medal at the Commonwealth Games when he took the 400-meter hurdles title in 48.25. The 21-year-old’s victory will spark huge celebrations in Tortola, especially after his rollercoaster journey to the Games. “I can guarantee they are jumping

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Root, root, root for the … international offshore holding corporation? The Miami Marlins are claiming corporate citizenship in the British Virgin Islands in an effort to have a federally appointed arbitrator take over the lawsuit by Miami and Miami-Dade County to recover a share of the profits from Jeffrey Loria’s $1.2

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GOLD COAST, Australia — Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands won the men’s 400-meter hurdles in the 21st Commonwealth Games with the opening round’s fastest time and will advance to Thursday’s finals. The long-striding McMaster powered to victory from lane No. 8 in his heat in 48.78 seconds, the

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