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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Board of Elections member Robert “Max” Schanfarber, R-Thomas, sent the following correspondence to fellow members and Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes in response to the creation of district committees under the Board of Elections at today’s meeting: “Upon examination, I want to clarify that I am

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Not only did Arturo Watlington call an illegitimate and illegal Board of Elections meeting in which to nobody’s surprise he was elected chairman, but games were played to keep Minority Caucus Leader Jevon O.A. Williams from participating, voting and objecting to irregularities. The conferencing connection used by

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: Delroy Tonge, 49 years old. CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on domestic violence-related charges late Thursday night. Delroy Tonge, 49, was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after a woman told police that he assaulted her earlier that day, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD)

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Democrat majority on the V.I. Board of Elections pushed through a measure today at the newly-formed board’s first meeting that creates committees in each election district. The move, which came at the end of a meeting the Republican Minority Caucus accused of being illegitimate and unlawful, could put

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE: Arturo Watlington had no authority to call or preside over today’s purported meeting of the Board of Elections. Here are the facts: FACT: Watlington was secretary, not chairman of the now-former Board of Elections. There is no provision of V.I. law allowing the secretary to act as chairman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nomination and election of Arturo Watlington as chairman of the V.I. Board of Elections was illegitimate and illegal, according to the minority caucus leader. Under V.I. law, an “official action” of the Board of Elections can only be taken at a meeting called by the “chairman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory released today. DPNR said that Bluebeards (Lime Tree Bay), Coki Point and Vessup Bay beaches should be avoided by

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ST. JOHN’S — Antigua and Barbuda is “losing all hope” of a financial settlement in a long-running dispute with the United States and it may ask the head of the World Trade Organization to mediate, Antiguan ambassador Ronald Sanders told the WTO on Friday. The United States responded by accusing

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ST. JOHN’S — This weekend, we spotlight on a Caribbean dish that is most popular in Antigua & Barbuda. Here’s the recipe for the unusual but delicious combination of Fungie and Saltfish Buljolde. INGREDIENTS For the Fungie 12 okra ½ lb cassava flour (tapioca flour), or corn flour 3 cups

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JACKSONVILLE — A defensive tackle with the NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars has stepped up to help the Caribbean home nation of his father. Marcell Dareus, 28, who is an alum of the University of Alabama, spent this week in Haiti and took along a whopping $125,000 donation. With five

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