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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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SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT: You too can engineer your own recovery from drug or alcohol addiction with the help of a substance abuse support group you can join through the Virgin Islands Department of Health. CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Health (DOH), Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

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MANSION GLOBAL PICKS USVI: A top online property listing service said today that the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the best places in the Caribbean for United States natives to relocate for the best tax rates. The online news source also mentioned St. Lucia and the Cayman Islands as

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SETTING THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS: Ivanna Eudora Kean Principal Stefan Jurgen gives introductory remarks at the first Math Bowl held Monday, May 12 in the school’s library.     CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The CAHS math wizards emerged as winners in the first St. Thomas-St. John District High School Math Bowl, held Friday, May

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SALT RIVER MARINA: Police received a report from this North Shore location that shots had been fired. CHRISTIANSTED — Police say a man who covered his face with a white t-shirt and bandana attempted to hijack a couple at gunpoint near Scenic Road West — but was unsuccessful thanks to

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IDYLLIC SMITH BAY: The site of two shootings in two days in St. Thomas. The shooting on Tuesday was fatal. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Rock City notched its fourth shooting in four days when an unidentified St. Thomas man was shot near Lake’s Chicken Fry & Bar on the East End.

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ALTERED STATES: Gov. Mapp: “I admire them trying to be tricky … but if you want to be truly tricky, the idea is not to get caught … trust me! Nobody talks about my $20K per month Estate Nazareth apartment any more.” CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Problems with legislation considered during

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TWO FATAL SHOOTINGS IN TWO DAYS IN ROCK CITY: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said that his VIPD is diligently investigating the two homicides that have occurred in the last two days on St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man was gunned down in his truck on the side of

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BASKETBALL FETE: The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) provided a healthy setting for youngsters to interact with each other in peace — and get exercise and a free meal into the bargain. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said today that at least 60 teenagers participated in

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WRONG KIND OF SHOT IN THE ARM: Another shooting on St. Thomas, the second in two days, leaves one man with a gunshot wound to his arm. The men who get shot here do not cooperate with police investigations. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man told police that he

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UVI MAKING MARINE STRIDES: UVI Marine Center recently documented its 100th turtle in the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Science and the VI Sea Turtle Project (VISTP) documented their 100th sea turtle last month, hitting a major milestone for

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