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PARIS — Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50 percent stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand distribution. Terms of the deal, which was announced Monday, weren’t released. Armand de Brignac, known familiarly as Ace of Spades because of its

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PHILIPSBURG — As part of the “PJIAE Good News” campaign, we are delighted to publicize that the “Brown Pelican” trio statues will soar once again at the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). During an elaborate unveiling ceremony, the sculptures were erected as beautification for the roundabout at the Airport Road

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CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — Although she has been dancing since age of 5, performer and choreographer Cynthia Oliver never thought she could make a career out of it. Decades later, Oliver has been recognized for her outstanding contributions in the field of dance as a 2021 U.S. Artist Fellowship recipient The

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The U.S. Virgin Islands continues to rank among the Caribbean’s top tourist destinations, especially on Airbnb. But there’s more to the American islands than just fun in the sun, as first reported by Mental Floss. Many historic figures have visited or lived in the region (Alexander Hamilton, anyone?), which, over

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SPANNING A MILLION square miles and dotted with more than 700 islands, the Caribbean Sea was one of the last places colonized by Native Americans as they explored and settled North and South America. Archaeologists have long struggled to pinpoint the origins and movements of those intrepid seafarers. Now, thanks to

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WINNIPEG — Finnish-Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is in official custody after being charged with sex trafficking. Court records show the 79-year-old Nygard was arrested under the Extradition Act, in connection with a U.S. Department of Justice investigation. He is currently being held at the Winnipeg Remand Center and is to appear

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Ever wonder why you see those “Free Tibet” bumper stickers on peoples’ cars? We have a few of them here — in St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Islands — where I live. For Liberals it used to be “End Apartheid” — a bumper sticker that you can still see on

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NEW YORK — St. Croix artist Danica M. David’s “Mask Mission” project is currently featured at “Awareness through Conceptual Art and Photography,” an online exhibition at the X Gallery in New York City. The exhibition features Pandemic art and is part of a permanent online collection reflecting one of the

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Kanye West, the eccentric rapper and producer who jetted off to Haiti in the middle of a global pandemic last month, is claiming that the president of Haiti gave him an island to develop. Unfortunately for West, Haiti doesn’t own the development rights — it appears a lawyer

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CHRISTIANSTED —  People are going to bat for bats during bat week. And why not? Halloween is just eight days away, after all. Bat Week is an annual international celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health

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