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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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Dorothy Jenkins Fields in Miami By DOROTHY JENKINS FIELDS/Special To The V.I. Free Press If you want excitement, mystery and surprise look no further. It is not a video game and or on YouTube. According to three genealogists — photographer and visual documentarian Marvin Elliott Ellis; preservationist Sonia Jacobs Dow

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Lavonne Wise of Frederiksted CHICAGO – A group of American citizens, including several veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, now living in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, have challenged state and federal laws allowing citizens residing in certain U.S. territories the right to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department reported four people on St. Thomas were arrested on charges ranging from drunk driving to assault over the weekend. Robert Johnson, 40, of Mountain Top was arrested at 5:51 p.m. Saturday at the Traffic Bureau and charged with driving under the influence

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Stedroy Francis Jr. FREDERIKSTED – Police arrested two men on a warrant in Williams Delight Tuesday, with one of the wanted men pulling a gun on them in the process, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police executed a search warrant at #925 Estate Williams Delight, in a joint

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By PHOEBE WARREN, Special To The V.I. Free Press This is the first post in a series called “Insight on the Issues” in which I will examine one specific issue in American politics and give each candidate’s stance. I will periodically do these posts but with no particular schedule so

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FREDERIKSTED – A badly-decomposed body was found on a rocky beach in Estate Enfield Green in the late morning Tuesday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to Enfield Green about 10:33 a.m. after a concerned citizen reported that a body had been

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FREDERIKSTED – In a rare move, the Virgin Islands Police Department has released two additional pictures of a woman they initially described as having mental disabilities who went missing eight days ago. Nina Gundolo has been missing since Monday November 2, when she was last seen at 1:00 a.m. in

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Want some good news this morning? How about that tourism numbers are up 10 percent compared to last year. And that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report no flu activity in the Virgin Islands. According to this week’s FluView report from the CDC, overall seasonal influenza activity

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 50-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges related to official abuse of territorial power, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. George W. Lewis, Jr. who worked as VITEMA’s emergency planner, admitted in U.S. District Court to one

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It’s official. Maroon 5 announced Friday that their North American tour would begin next fall. But their world tour will include Theron and Timothy Thomas of R. City – whose song “Locked Away” – features M5 lead singer Adam Levine The 26-date tour of North America kicks off in San

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