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

Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. Thomas News

iicky Belmontes, 43, artist CHARLOTTE AMALIE – iicky Belmontes first fell in love with fashion, in part, by seeing sailors bring Lee jeans to St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he grew up — sometimes Levi’s, if he was lucky. Now, he distresses denim himself, using tools like

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               Terri Griffiths CHRISTIANSTED – Former V.I. Attorney General Terri Griffiths – acting independently of the government – has filed a motion to “quash” the lawsuit the St. Croix AVIS newspaper filed in mid-July to obtain information about Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s expenses to date, the Virgin Islands Free Press has

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EDMONTON – Argentina put on another offensive clinic while dominating the Virgin Islands 75-51 on Tuesday in the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship at the Saville Community Sports Centre. Argentina used quick passes on offence, hypnotizing the Virgin Islands players before feeding the ball to its big centers for easy layups

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – It began as an incident of multiple shots fired in Work and Rest, but when police responded to the call they actually found that a 24-year-old man had been shot in Catherine’s Rest, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas women were arrested on domestic violence charges in separate incidents yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The following are the two arrests as reported by the VIPD: On Monday August 10 at 10:30 a.m., Danielle E. Christopher, 26, of Vester Gade

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Virgin Islands captain Victoria Hamilton EDMONTON – The story of the Virgin Islands team at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Women won’t ever be made into a Hollywood movie, but theirs is an underdog tale the likes of which Alberta hasn’t seen since Cool Runnings. For every obstacle the

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – Police are investigating a car jacking that occurred near the John F. Kennedy Terrace in Golden Rock early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 4:35 a.m. about a car jacking near John F. Kennedy Terrace

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED – Detectives are investigating a report of gunfire near the Cottages by The Sea Resort at Dorsch Beach, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified of the gunfire by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday and the Frederiksted Bike Patrol Unit was

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police are investigating who shot a woman in the face near Hull Bay in St. Thomas Sunday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center on Sunday at 10 p.m. that a concerned citizen had spotted a

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 38-year-old Estate Tutu man was arrested on burglary charges in connection with an incident that happened last week, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Sean Stridiron was arrested at 2:13 p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree burglary and unauthorized possession of a firearm, in

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