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V.I. Sports Commission May Gain Committee Members

The Senate Committee on Youth, Sports, Parks and Recreation unanimously advanced legislation on Monday that, if enacted, would add two more members to the Virgin Islands Sports Commission – something not all testifiers were in favor of.

Both Districts Report Progress Toward Building Sports Complexes

Both the U.S. Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and the V.I. Housing Finance Authority told senators on Monday about the progress on building multipurpose sports complexes that would double as storm shelters on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Horses race in 2011 at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)

Parks and Recreation Committee Backs Bush-Track Bill

A Senate panel on Monday approved what lawmakers referred to as the “bush-track bill” which, if enacted into law, would set aside land for a makeshift horse racetrack.

Parks and Rec Juggles Activities, Maintenance and Beaches

While it is not uncommon to complain that there's nothing for kids to do in the territory, Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White told a group of V.I. lawmakers that's simply not true, and brought a list of programs his department sponsors as proof.

Virtual Forum Seeks Path to Putting Student Athletes Back at Play

A virtual forum on Tuesday brought student athletes together with coaches, officials, media and other figures from the territory's sports community to brainstorm how to get them back into action.

Horace Clarke, Fifth Virgin Islander in Major League Baseball, Passes Away at 81

Horace Clarke, a former professional baseball player for the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres who was born on St. Croix, passed away Wednesday at the age of 81. 

U.S. Attorney Reminds USVI Residents that Cockfighting Is Prohibited

U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert advised residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands that animal fighting, including cockfighting, is prohibited by federal law.
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.

Olympic Committee Continues Push for Sports Complex

The global COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the realization of a Virgin Islands Olympic Committee headquarters, which would serve a dual purpose as a sports complex and FEMA approved shelter.

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.

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