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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 – A St. John man and a native of the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court that they tried to smuggle illegal aliens into the territory, authorities said. Brice Todman, 36, of Cruz Bay, and Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Santo Domingo, each pleaded guilty today

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CONVICTED: Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr. 20, on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who admitted in federal court that he flew in 50 pounds of cocaine on a commercial flight faces a possible life sentence, authorities said. Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr., 20, pleaded guilty today before U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man must serve 20 years in prison for being a “manager” in a Venezuela to Virgin Islands cocaine smuggling conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Thursday sentenced Jose R. Hodge, 38, to 240 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with

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SAN JUAN — A disturbance in the central Atlantic is vying to become the season’s next tropical depression or tropical storm and forecasters say it will enhance rainfall in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This system has been dubbed Invest 96L, which is a naming convention used by the NHC

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Despite the many software products we have in the market today, there is still so much not yet developed. Оnce done it will open doors to many opportunities.  The artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems are taking over in a great way to match the evolving dynamics in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he joins American citizens throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the globe today in honoring veterans of the United States Armed Forces – heroes who have sacrificed themselves to protect our freedom and way of life. “It takes remarkable men and

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CONCERNED NEIGHBORS? FOUND MURDERED THURSDAY AFTER LITTLE LA GRANGE RESIDENTS HEARD GUNSHOTS ON TUESDAY: MARK GRAFFIS, 67 FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who was found dead Tuesday in his own home with bullet wounds was murdered, authorities said. Joseph Mark Graffis, 67, of Little La Grange, was discovered by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker has filed a lawsuit to block a faction of the Elections Board from registering new voters on St. Thomas and St. John prior to the Nov. 20 runoff election. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday and assigned to Superior Court Judge Denise Francois,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health will be conducting door-to-door interviews for a hurricane recovery survey on November 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th. Staff members from the Department of Health will be interviewing residents using a rapid assessment tool called CASPER which stands for “Community Assessment for

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man got just over two years in prison for selling less than an ounce of crack cocaine at Sunny Isle Shopping Center four years ago. Bruce “Bird” McIntosh, 55, of Christiansted, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on the charge of

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