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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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FREDERIKISTED — On St. Croix, at approximately 9:57 pm on January 21, 2016, police responded to a discharging of shots in Frederiksted Campo Rico turf area. Upon arrival, police observed an unresponsive black male slumped over in a chair with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was later identified

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – On Friday, February 19, 2016, Kyle Michael Brumett, 24, pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted possession with intent to distribute four kilograms of marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on November 24, 2015, Brumett and

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CHRISTIANSTED – Senior District Court Judge Raymond Finch on February 19, 2016, sentenced Edigberto Diaz, 46, to 7 years in federal prison for Using and Carrying a Firearm during and in Relation to a Crime of Violence and 21 months for Interference with Commerce by Robbery, United States Attorney Ronald

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Thursday, February 18, 2016 at roughly 8:11pm, the 911 Emergency call center received a report of an assault victim in the vicinity of Savan. Upon arrival to the scene, officer’s found an unresponsive male victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, lying motionless on the ground in Savan.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:43am, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report from a concerned citizen of a body having been discovered in the waters of the lagoon located in Nadir. Officers responding to the scene confirmed the report as they located the body of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – On Friday, February 19, 2016, Kyle Michael Brumett, 24, pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted possession with intent to distribute four kilograms of marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on November 24, 2015, Brumett and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced today Tashimo Scatliffe, 33, to 120 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Judge Gomez also ordered Scatliffe to pay a $100 special

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CHRISTIANSTED –Senior District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch sentenced today Rodney Stanley, 30, an inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix, to one month of imprisonment for possession of prison contraband, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Judge Finch also ordered Woods to serve one year

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS Today was our last day in Cuba and amongst one of the busiest. We were given the exclusive opportunities to meet and speak with persons at a vocational trade school and a public health clinic to

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      Buckeye President Khalid Muslih CARACAS – A saturated oil storage network in the Caribbean is forcing some South American and African producers to keep selling crude at prices that do not cover production costs, brokers and sources told Reuters. Low price environments typically motivate producing and trading

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