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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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FREDERIKSTED —  A shooting by someone wearing a mask left one man injured on St. Croix on Thursday afternoon. At 3:15 p.m., 911 dispatchers received reports of shots fired in Campo Rico, Frederiksted. Responding officers went to the Campo Rico area and learned that “a black male individual was transported

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police conducting routine traffic stops near the Limetree Bay Refinery found one man in possession of an illegal gun and drugs in St. Croix on Wednesday. “The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Unit police officers conducting a safety inspection of commercial motor vehicles in the Estate Mannings Bay Road

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police have identified the Dominican victims of a March double homicide at a popular St. Thomas night club. Adrian Aquino Sanchez, 29, of Santo Domingo and Logan Antonio Pujols, 35, of San Pedro de Macoris, were found dead on the floor of the Mi Bloque VI Disco

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SAMANA — Two Americans’ last scheduled night in the Dominican Republic, the couple shared a final drink in town with their new Canadian friends. Then Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle said goodbye, packed their bags and climbed into their rental car for the long, dark drive to the airport. Their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested on Tuesday after he “shook down” a man and removed at least $2,000 from him last month. Dante Tonge, 28, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting–grand larceny, conspiracy to commit robbery and third-degree robbery, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas teenager admitted in federal court that he used an assault rifle to snatch a gold chain, authorities said today. Arthur Greaves, Jr., 19, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S, Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — No injuries were reported after a garbage truck driver apparently lost control of its brakes and smashed into a St. Croix bar and restaurant this morning. Rossie’s Bar & Restaurant in Estate Richmond near the U.S Post Office said the truck careened out of control and took out

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic native visited his female acquaintance twice in one morning on St. Thomas and broke a rum bottle to cut her when she didn’t agree to his demands, authorities said. Eliandro Tolentino Martinez, 20, of Santo Domingo was arrested about 1 p.m. Sunday and charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeards and Coki Point beaches on St. Thomas have

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, today named St. Croix native and longtime attorney Richard Evangelista as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA). Evangelista, who currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General with the Department of Justice’s Paternity and Child Support Division, brings to

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