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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The popular basketball festival, Paradise Jam, returns to the Virgin Islands next month. Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Executive Director of the Basketball Travelers, Nels Hawkinson on Thursday to discuss the tournament schedule for the 19th annual event which takes place November 16-24 at the University of the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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LIMIN’ IN BELIZE: St. Croix’s own Tim Duncan took his girlfriend and three children on a vacation to Belize last week. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BELMOPAN — Perhaps trying to get the feel of the Caribbean climate without the harsh glare of recognition, St. Croix’s own Tim Duncan was

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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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. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI – Trinidad and Tobago is the

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