Tag: Department of Sports Parks and Recreation (DSPR)

Key Agency Heads Will Update Residents on Recovery On ‘The Press Box’ Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Office of Disaster Recovery Executive Director Adrienne Williams-Octalien; Public Works Commissioner Derek Gabriel; Chief Operations Officer of the Department of Education Dionne Wells-Hedrington and Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White will give comprehensive updates on “The Press Box” at 5:30 p.m. today. The presentations will be made on the Government House Facebook […]

Bryan Signs Agreement With Renaissance Group For 2.5 Acres Of Land For Drag Strip

FREDERIKSTED — After years of trying to establish a safe site for drag racing on St. Croix, the Virgin Islands government said it is “thankful” for the donation of a 2.5-acre site by St. Croix Renaissance Group to help make motor racing a reality on island. This week, Governor Albert Bryan signed an agreement with […]

DSPR Unveils Restoration Plan For The Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort and Pool

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort Tuesday morning on St. Croix, kicking off the first of many large recovery projects planned for fiscal year 2022. Construction will commence this week on the $2.2 million FEMA funded project to […]

Bryan Presents Drag Racing Association With $337K to Complete St. Croix Track

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan presented the Caribbean Drag Racing Association (CDRA) a check for $337,750 today which will go towards the completion of a refurbished drag racing track. Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White and St. Croix Administrator Sammuel Sanes joined Governor Bryan, who presented the check to CDRA President Arthur Hector and CDRA Treasurer Ramon Cuencas. The funding represents […]

Community Action Group Secures DSPR Basketball Hoop For The Savan Area

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Community Action NOW! Executive Director Iffat Walker said discussions he’s had with government officials will soon benefit the youth of the Savan community.  “Due to the rising numbers in COVID-19 cases, we made the decision to cancel the onsite meeting originally scheduled for August 26th at the Romeo Malone Community Center. Despite the cancellation, it is […]

DSPR Suspends Programs, Stops Facility Rentals Until COVID-19 Surge Dies Down

CHRISTIANSTED — Due to the rise in COVID-positive cases in the territory, the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation has suspended the rental of facilities until further notice. To minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus, DSPR has also suspended all sports and recreation activities for two weeks. Following the two week suspension, and with the guidance […]

2 Children Test Positive For COVID-19 At Baseball & Basketball Camp, DSPR Says

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed that two campers at Renholdt Jackson Baseball & Basketball Camps have tested positive for COVID-19. The safety protocols and guidelines that the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation (DSPR) put in placefor the in-person summer camp initially identified the campers. Safety protocols at all DSPR camps […]

St. Croix’s Tim Duncan Donates Over 10,000 Masks to Virgin Islands Prison System

SAN ANTONIO — After hearing of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. Virgin Islands prison system, NBA legend Tim Duncan sent 10,800 masks to the territory for distribution. The generous donation by St. Croix native Duncan was facilitated by Sheldon and Sherwin Robinson, formerly of Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club, ViVid Streaming and Seaborne Airlines. A smaller […]

Horace Clarke, Standout Second Baseman For The New York Yankees, Dies At 81

FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix native Horace Clarke, a switch-hitting second baseman for the New Yankees from 1965-74, died Wednesday at 81. Although never viewed as a star player, Clarke became the fifth of 16 Virgin Islanders to play Major League Baseball. The career .256 hitter never hit more than six homers or drove in even […]

DSPR Suspends After School Programs For 3 Weeks Due To COVID-19

CHRISTIANSTED — In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation (DSPR) has taken the below preventative measures in alignment with the Department of Health’s recommendations to help protect and continue to serve our community: • Augmented facility hours territory-wide are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until further notice. […]