CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary, chaired by Sen. Novelle Francis, held a meeting at the Capitol Building to vote and approve the nominations of Sheldon Turnbull and Laura Palminteri, DVM to serve as a member on the Virgin Islands Racing Commission for the St.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter hit the sand and surf on Sunday to enjoy the 34th Annual Chili Cook Off hosted by the Texas Society of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas. Although John Brewers Beach was filled with over 50 teams from organizations, businesses
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp expressed his condolences today to the family, friends and many fans of acclaimed singer and civil rights activist, Aretha Franklin. Franklin, who passed away early Wednesday, was known internationally as the Queen of Soul and had 40 Grammy nominations during her more than six
CHRISTIANSTED — The CEO of WTJX-Channel 12 has written to the Board of Elections chairman asking him to assign workers to a registration drive it wants to sponsor with an online blog site. “The Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System (WTJX) and the Virgin Islands Consortium are partnering to present a
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,
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.
WASHINGTON — The Miss Black USA Organization crowned St. Thomas native Akira Pickering as Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2018 at TheARC Theater in Washington, D.C. The event, which took place on Sunday, July 1, featured young women across the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. Pickering is a 16-year-old high school
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
PROUD CHEF: Ralph Motta of St. Croix at the competition in Miami. In the photograph is Motta’s passion fruit pan-seared yellowtail snapper with sweet plantain purée, cilantro mash potato, cilantro lime shrimp, and scotch bonnet glaze with roasted coconut. MIAMI – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of
OBITUARY NOTICE: LEE VANTERPOOL OF ST. THOMAS. HE DIED IN GEORGIA AT AGE 76. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands has lost one of its premier broadcasting and media experts, said Governor Kenneth Mapp, who extended condolences to the family and many friends of Leon “Lee” Vanterpool. Known popularly as