GO FISH! St. Croix’s Most Distinguished Chef Digby Stridiron Is Leaving The Island’s Most Posh Restaurant For The Greener Pastures of South Carolina
BALTER HEAD CHEF BOLTS ST. CROIX: Digby Stridiron is off for the greener pastures of South Carolina where he will be the executive chef of Parcel 32 Restaurant in historic Charleston. CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix native Digby Stridiron is calling it quits from Balter Restaurant on Company Street in Christiansted
BLACKLASH! Two Days Before A Storm Is Expected To Reach St. Croix, WAPA Plunges The Big Island Into Darkness For Six Hours … For No Reason At All!
CHRISTIANSTED — Two days before Invest 91L was expected to reach the territory, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) plunged St. Croix into darkness for nearly six hours. At least 14,000 WAPA customers were affected as a light drizzle fell on St. Croix accompanied by 19 mile-per-hour winds.
Fitch Ratings, One of Three Major Credit Rating Firms, Brings Territory Down Three Notches With The Promise It Will Sink Lower … Soon
NEW YORK — Seeing few options for improvment to the territory’s finances, Fitch Ratings took its credit rating on the Virgin Islands down all the way to triple-C from B. That’s a steep three-notch downgrade, bringing it to a level that indicates significant risk of default. Also, Fitch is maintaining a negative
St. Thomas Native Milt Newton Has A Job In The NBA Again! This Time As The Milwaukee Bucks Assistant General Manager
HIRED AGAIN: Veteran NBA executive Milt Newton of St. Thomas. MILWAUKEE — St. Thomas native Milt Newton has a job again in the NBA. This time he will be the assistant general manager for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks announced multiple additions to their staff on Wednesday, with the most
Virgin Islands Tourism Kicks Off Its ‘So Nice’ Advertising Campaign Featuring Reggae Star Pressure Busspipe
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice” campaign was
VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURISM BOON OR BUST? Nine States To Require A United States Passport to Visit Them in 2018
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?
DEAD AT 92: Hank Wright NEWARK — Long-time St. Croix resident Robert F. “Hank” Wright died on Monday in Holmdel, New Jersey. He was 92. Wright was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Amerada-Hess Corp, from 1986 to 1995. He joined Hess Oil Corp. in 1963 when Hess acquired the
$50 MILLON MAN LINVAL JOSEPH OF ST. CROIX (Photo courtesy: John Autey) MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have locked up another core piece of their defense, signing Linval Joseph to a four-year contract extension that puts him under team control through the 2022 season. Joseph’s agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced
ANOTHER BOONDOGGLE! Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty Touts Her Department’s Participation In Upcoming National BJ Convention In New Orleans
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
Mapp Explains Where He Was Last Week: Discussing Ways With Denver’s Airport To Reduce ‘Bird Strikes’ On Aircraft Flying In To St. Thomas and St. Croix
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