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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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          WICO CEO Joseph Boschulte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) already owes the Virgin Islands government $700,000 in back taxes. So it can’t be good news that a federal appeals court has ruled that two former executives – Gershwain Sprauve and Andrea V. Smith – can

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Kraft Heinz has issued a recall for more than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon after consumers have reported becoming sick, according to the United State Department of Agriculture. In a press release, Kraft said the recall was issued because of products being  “adulterated,” which would cause them

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MIAMI – Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning means the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could feel the effects of Erika within 24 hours. As of 5 p.m. AST, the storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 19-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on charges that he stabbed the woman who bore him a child, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Vincent Murray of Estate Contant was arrested yesterday at 12:15 p.m. and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence after stabbing the woman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 48-year-old commercial fisherman was arrested for hitting someone with a machete, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Roy A. Otway of Estate Contant was arrested yesterday 4:45pm and charged with third-degree assault, the VIPD said. Otway, a self-employed fisherman, was arrested after someone said he

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on rape charges yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Wendell Clarke of no fixed address was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, attempted rape at 8:20 a.m. Monday, the VIPD said. Clarke was arrested after the surveillance video

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SAN ANTONIO – There will never be another Tim Duncan. Ever. The high-IQ, fundamentally sound game with sustained success throughout his career, the five rings, the two MVPs, the three Finals MVPs, the lifting of one small market franchise up to the summit of the game and keeping it there

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  MIAMI – Invest 98L became Tropical Storm Erika in the Atlantic last evening and is on a track that  people in the Virgin Islands should pay attention to. As Tropical Rainstorm Danny tracks across the northern Caribbean islands, Erika will take a path slightly farther north and will bring another

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ATLANTA — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced it has completed its $1.625 billion acquisition of Interline Brands, Inc., a leading national distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. “We’re delighted to officially welcome Interline’s associates and customers into The Home

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas have located the 16-year-old girl who went missing earlier this month, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Lyn’Nisha Genita Ambrose was found yesterday and returned home to her family in the Tutu High Rise housing community, according to the VIPD. Ambrose left her

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