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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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FREDERIKSTED — A picture of egg prices on St. Croix has gone viral on social media. Some people said it was “price gouging” while others speculated that the eggs were made of gold! A person in the Facebook group “What’s Happening St. Croix” took a picture of 12-count Hillsdale Farms

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 2018 gubernatorial candidate is calling for “justice” in connection with the Virgin Islands government taking money out of payroll checks for the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) but committing it to “other purposes.” In one of a series of eight radio ads that began in January, hedge

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PHILIPSBURG — Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travelers to move between 32 countries. Antigua-based LIAT, Air Antilles of Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten’s Winair have joined forces under the CaribSKY project which is co-funded by the European Union’s INTERREG Caribbean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that “a wide variety of new career opportunities within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands are now available to the public.” Job openings include positions in accounting, education, law enforcement and engineering. “Through the tireless and strategic efforts of Governor Kenneth Mapp and the assistance of our federal partners, we

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting Governor Osbert Potter vetoed legislation Tuesday that is in conflict with federal laws established to protect the voting rights of overseas military personnel. Potter vetoed Bill No. 32-0189, which changes timelines for the filing of nomination papers with the Board of Elections, as well as reprograms funding for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican man and a Haitian man admitted in federal court today that they arranged to pick up cocaine that they sent through the U.S. mail to St. Thomas. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, plead guilty today in U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After a two-day trial, a federal jury found a St. Thomas man guilty of illegal gun charges. Rehelio Trant, 39, of Estate Contant, is guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said. Trant faces a maximum sentence of

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FORT-DE-FRANCE – The media in Martinique is reporting the “very rare” phenomenon of hailstones falling there. According to news outlet France-Antilles, the event took place on Monday afternoon mainly in the areas of François and Lamentin, much to the surprise of residents. “The Franciscans have received a shower of hailstones on

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REPEAT OFFENDER? Kareem Harrigan (far right, mouth open) was sentenced to one year today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Hidden Valley man was sentenced today to a year behind bars because he pleaded guilty to a gun crime that occurred in August, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Kareem Harrigan,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers that the section of the Scrap Metal yard that collects and stores vehicles will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays and closed at 4 p.m. daily. Vehicles will only be accepted

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