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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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GUARANTEED! NO MAINSTREAM NATIONAL “ORGANIC MEDIA” ATTENTION FROM BJ CONVENTION: By devoting precious tourism dollars to such a small scale, segmented, fringe audience, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. Virgin Islands beautiful product will not come before the largest audience possible — which translates to a

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME? The ultimate white elephant, Denver’s International Airport in Colorado, is being studied exhaustively by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who believes that bigger is better, where airports are concerned. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that he wants

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CRUZ BAY — The TripAdvisor travel review site has listed the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States.” The 15 destinations were chosen by an algorithm that analyzed all of the property reviews on TripAdvisor Rentals

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — As July winds down, families across the country are making summer vacation plans and many will go on a cruise hoping for the trip of a lifetime. But for a few, it will be a trip they wish they had never taken. Anne Smith was one of

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Some of the children who were contracted to be “sold” for the evening. PORT-AU-PRINCE — On a luxury yacht in the region, a group of men are waiting for their party guests to arrive – dozens of girls, some as young as 10 years old, who have

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PRIDE IN THE TERRITORY: Gov. Kenneth Mapp said business owners selling products made in the territory should proudly put these stickers on their products. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp urged attendees at this week’s cruise ship town hall meeting to be candid and work collectively to raise “the satisfaction

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A monkey stares out from its enclosure at the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Danica Coto/AP SAN JUAN — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island’s only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling

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PUTIN’S PRIDE: Mikhail Young, a native of Russia who was dumped on unsuspecting Christian parents in America, showed his gratitude to his elderly parents by savagely stabbing them to death in St. Thomas while on vacation. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Russian mental patient who stabbed his American foster parents to

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KIWI IGNORED WARNING SIGN: Gayleen McEwan (right) of Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island didn’t pay any attention to the warning sign telling her not to do what ended up killing her. The warning sign clearly states that death could result from being blown back onto the concrete by arriving

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