Governor Kenneth Mapp congratulates Mr. Nels J. Hawkinson of Paradise Jam on receiving the Key to the Virgin Islands in a ceremony held by the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands on Friday January 26, 2018. 

For almost 20 years, Mr. Hawkinson, along with his other co-founders of Basketball Travelers Inc., have brought basketball games to our islands to expose our community to the sports industry, while investing millions of dollars in our community by booking our hotel rooms, villas, taxis and restaurants. 

Mrs. Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Commissioner of the Department of Tourism expressed her thanks and appreciation from her department and the Office of the Governor to Mr. Hawkinson for contributing to Sports Tourism and becoming a great public relations representative for the US Virgin Islands.