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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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ARRESTED WHILE AWAITING TRIAL ON MURDER CHARGES: K’MOI J. CORRASPE CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  A St. Thomas inmate who was called “the Virgin Islands Most Wanted Fugitive” before his capture in September 2016 on murder charges has been arrested on a warrant while sitting in jail awaiting trial. Authorities said that

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WASHINGTON — The Miss Black USA Organization crowned St. Thomas native Akira Pickering as Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2018 at TheARC Theater in Washington, D.C. The event, which took place on Sunday, July 1, featured young women across the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. Pickering is a 16-year-old high school

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two 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 Bolongo Bay beach on St. Thomas and Great Cruz Bay on St. John were

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ARRESTED: SERIAL OFFENDER MALIK CHEATHAM ON ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria there was a backlog of arrest logs. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) website, which normally lists arrests, does not currently offer that feature but says it will resume sometime in the

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ARRESTED ON JULY 2 IN ALLEGED CHAINSAW ATTACK: AKIL FRANCIS GUMBS, 37. CRUZ BAY — Due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria there was a backlog of arrest logs. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) website, which normally lists arrests, does not currently offer that feature but says it

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — John “Dah Rock” Jackson of St. Thomas “coulda been a contender” … as actor Marlon Brando famously said in the movie “On The Waterfront.” In fact Jackson still could be a contender … he’s less than 30 years old … and one of 16 contenders on the TV

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FREDERIKSTED —They say good things happen in threes. So it should be no surprise to anyone that the University of North Texas basketball team now has three Virgin Islanders on its team. The former St. Croix Educational Complex High School star Shakeem Alcindor signed a National Letter of Intent to

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SAN JUAN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has said it did not have a “phasing” plan in place for getting resources to Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria devastated the island last September. Meanwhile the agency’s supply warehouse on Puerto Rico had zero cots, zero tarps and an almost negligible

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Israeli Consul-General Ambassador Dani Dayan will pay St. Thomas a visit on Thursday, July 19. A reception and conversation will be held at 6 p.m. at Lilienfeld Community House, Crystal Gade (Synagogue Hill). He will make remarks and address the community at 7 p.m. in the historic Sanctuary

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In accordance with the proposal submitted in March 2018 to the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) and the United States District Court for the Virgin Islands, Commissioner of Finance Valdamier Collens, said to all government employees that the Department of Finance has remitted payment of all outstanding

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