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

At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – Two armed black men wearing stocking caps to cover their faces held up the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Golden Rock late last night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said they went to the KFC on Miracle Mile shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday because the 911

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At VIFreepSports NewsSt. Thomas News

LIVERMORE, California – The Czech Republic was never able to get over the hump and get over its troubles against St. Thomas on Wednesday, as the Czechs lost 7-5 at Max Baer Field after falling behind by three runs in the second inning. The Czech Republic scored on an RBI single by Ondrej Kalandra and a

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the sixth time in seven days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:11 p.m. last night and registered 2.5 in

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FREDERIKSTED – A 77-year-old man was found dead in a white pickup truck early this morning near the Fish Market in town, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said received notification from the 911 Emergency Call Center at 5:52 a.m. today of a white pickup truck being submerged

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At VIFreepSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

                        Rep. Stacey Plaskett WASHINGTON – Not everyone is excited about the Treasury Department’s decision to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. A group 64 lawmakers, including Rep. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands have asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to keep Hamilton on the $10 bill, and instead replace President Andrew

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    CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people were arrested Saturday on charges ranging from grand larceny to assault and domestic violence, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Below are the three people who were arrested, the VIPD said: * On August 1, Clement Bruney, 51, of Anna’s Retreat, was

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U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton (right) presents the certificate while U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez looks on in the background in Namibia. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One of the two federal judges for the U.S. District Court in St. Thomas has been keeping busy by training 14 magistrates in Africa. U.S. District

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At VIFreepBritish Virgin Islands NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that it will base its largest ship, the Norwegian Epic, at Port Canaveral, starting in November 2016. The Norwegian Epic is about twice the size of and 12 years newer than the Norwegian Spirit, which was originally scheduled to be based

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CHRISTIANSTED – A woman walking with her daughter on the boardwalk in town said she was attacked by two young black men when she refused their offer to take her picture after nightfall Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The woman told police that she and her daughter

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the fifth time in six days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday and registered 3.4 in magnitude

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