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

At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

ST. CROIX – An 18-year-old Christiansted town man was arrested on an illegal gun possession charge after a routine traffic stop yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Duval Briscoe of Queen Street was arrested at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of an unauthorized firearm, the VIPD said.

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – A 30-year-old Estate Work and Rest man turned himself in to police yesterday after learning that an arrest warrant had been issued for him, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Adam Mason surrendered to police at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after a search and arrest warrant was issued

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the third time this month, 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 4:43 a.m. this morning and registered 3.2 in magnitude on the

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

                               George Ward ATLANTA – The family of a 29-year-old St. Thomas man who died during basic training to join the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office served notice that it plans to sue for “$10 million,” The Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. George Ward’s family contends that sheriff’s deputies tried

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

                             Tyquill Armstrong JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — A city man who was only 16 years old when he fatally shot a 21-year-old man in 2012 will face up to 10 years in prison when sentenced tomorrow for aggravated manslaughter, officials said today. Tyquill Armstrong, now 19, was arrested on

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Art NewsAt VIFreepEntertainment NewsSt. Thomas News

ATLANTA – The St. Thomas brothers who make up the musical due Rock City gave an interview to The Idolator’s Chris Williot yesterday. Theron and Timothy Thomas – who spoke at the University of the Virgin Islands Man-Up Male Empowerment Conference this year – were candid when they spoke with Williot

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At VIFreepSports NewsSt. Thomas News

              Akeel Morris of St. Thomas BINGHAMTON, New York – Right-handed flame-throwing relief pitcher Akeel Morris didn’t just make a jump, he made a leap from the Florida State League to the Major Leagues. Like any player getting that news — or perhaps a person getting ready to try bungee

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Insular Affairs is giving the territory a half million-dollar grant to help prepare for V.I. Centennial celebrations in 2017, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina said yesterday. The grant will help the U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsIrregularities

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Two Israelis indicted in the U.S. and facing extradition for allegedly using fake passports and identities and running a “pump and dump” securities fraud scheme that made millions were ordered kept in custody for twenty days by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court today, due to fear

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsSports NewsSt. Croix News

CLEVELAND — An online newspaper called “The King James Gospel” said Tuesday that St. Croix-raised Rakeem Christmas is not “championship caliber” and will not be on the starting roster when the Cleveland Cavaliers play their first game of the new NBA season. “When you have LeBron James on your roster

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