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GEORGE TOWN — Norman, the brown booby bird might have logged the most unlikely air miles in aviation history. The red-footed brown booby, a native to tropical zones, was discovered on a southern English beach on September 4, some 5,000 (8,000 kilometers) from his nearest Caribbean habitat. It was the

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U.S. Attorney Ronald “Happy-Go-Lucky” Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring a free movie night for people with disabilities — five days before Christmas in St. Thomas, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate and promote the remediation work

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  The V.I. Tourism Department said this week that travelers to the territory can save 25 percent on their hotel stays and get $500 in spending credits as part of its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The promotion is aimed at providing travelers with a value-added getaway to experience

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ON THE BALLS: Gov. Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following much discussion and deliberation the membership of the St. Thomas – St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has made the decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Agriculture and Food Fair “based on logistical and numerous other challenges. A meeting

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GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: St. Croix’s Tim Duncan SAN ANTONIO — A federal grand jury in Texas is returning a two-count indictment for wire fraud against Charles Banks, a financial adviser who has been alleged to have mishandled over $20 million in investments of his ex-client, retired Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan, the

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  ONLY ONE HAS A HALO: Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You would think that 51 days could not spell the end of a marriage. But when it comes to celebrity weddings — as Chuck Berry said — you never can tell. According to a report from

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CHRISTIANSTED — One of the most memorable calypso songs of days gone by was “Archie Buck Dem Up,” written by St. Croix calypsonian Prince Galloway. The song celebrated great Virgin Island bandleader Archie Thomas (1919–2002) and it went on to be one of the most popular songs of its time,

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Tim Duncan 1005 Faces SAN ANTONIO — Retired Spurs forward Tim Duncan has settled a lawsuit over an altered photograph showing him as an unpaid pitchman for a real estate agent with Keller Williams in Texas. Agent Robert Elder, who was the agent that repurposed a Duncan photo for the Realtor’s professional Facebook

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Tim Duncan 1005 Faces SAN ANTONIO — The lawyer representing a Texas real estate firm that allegedly used Tim Duncan’s image without permission in a Facebook promotion says his clients’ actions were done without “bad intent.” But Duncan’s lawyer Michael D. Bernard pooh-poohed the suggestion, saying that the act was

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       Green-speckled scorpionfish WILLEMSTAD — A riotously colorful new species of scorpionfish has been found deep in the region near Curaçao. The fish is orange-red, with splashes of yellow and pink decorating its fins and face. Its scientific name is Scorpaenodes barrybrowni, after nature photographer Barry Brown, who works with

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