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Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White testifies during Thursday’s Finance Committee meeting. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Courts, Parks and Public Spaces Will Soon Receive a Facelift

Work on the U.S. Virgin Islands' parks and public spaces is in disarray, but Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White told the Senate Finance Committee the department has obtained significant funding and is prepared to proceed – carefully.
The steps leading down into the Savan Playground and Park are overgrown and in disrepair. (Source photo Bethaney Lee)

Savan Playground and Park Remains in Shambles After Promised Renovation

Members of St. Thomas' Savan neighborhood are concerned about the condition of the Savan Playground and Park and frustrated over delays in its long-promised renovation.

Team with V.I. Players Selected For The Basketball Tournament

War Tampa, one of the 24 teams from 120 applicants that was selected for The Basketball Tournament this summer, has plenty of Virgin Islands connections.
Tim Duncan speaks to the Spurs players during a game earlier this season. (Photo from San Antonio Spurs Facebook page)

NBA Spurs Win as Tim Duncan Fills in as Head Coach

Tim Duncan was forced into the head coaching role of the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night as Greg Popovich had to attend to personal business, and the team squeaked out a win with the five-time NBA champion at the helm.
Walter Hodge battles through Cuban defenders to throw up a shot in Monday's game. (Source photo by Kyle Muprhy)

Slow Start Dooms the V.I. in Cuba Rematch

Cuba defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands, 91-64, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center Monday night in FIBA AmeriCup qualifying action in front of approximately 2,000 fans.
USVI point guard Walter Hodge battles past a pair of Cuban defenders in Friday's game in Havana. (Photo by FIBA)

USVI Hosts Cuba Monday After Winning Opening Match

The Virgin Islands men’s basketball team will play Cuba Monday night at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in their second AmeriCup Qualifier, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. In the opener in Havana, USVI beat the Cubans.
Alyah Boston, No. 4 in white, puts up a shot against Arkansas.

Aliyah Boston named to Late Season Awards Watch List

St. Thomas-born Aliyah Boston, who now plays for the University of South Carolina, was selected to the late season John Wooden Award watch list last week. Players on the list are considered strong candidates for the Player of the Year award.
Rhea Benjamin makes a lay-up during the women’s victory over Carver College. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Men and Women Beat Carver College

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams from the University of the Virgin Islands defeated their counterparts from Carver Bible College of Atlanta.

Emerald Gems Foundation Donates Basketballs to Public Schools

The Emerald Gems Foundation announced the donation of over 150 basketballs to public high schools in the Virgin Islands. Emerald Gems partnered with the Department of Education, Sports Park and Recreation and the office of Senator Athneil Thomas to make the donation possible.
Muhammadu Jawuru slams the ball home for UVI. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Splits Pair with Grace Christian University

The University of the Virgin Islands Men’s Basketball team hosted and split a pair of games against Grace Christian University this weekend at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

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