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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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ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE RAPE: TESHAWN MILLS OF ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man told police he was at “a male acquaintance’s” house last month and after falling asleep, woke up only to find himself being sexually assaulted by the man. Teshawn Mills, 27, of Charlotte Amalie

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WASHINGTON –– Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), ranking member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, released the following statement regarding a recent article in the National Review urging Congress not to trust the USVI with post-disaster funds: “It has been my position that the use of post-disaster federal funds to

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Location of the groundwater treatment plant at the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education Curriculum Center in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (Photo courtesy of EPA) ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a cleanup plan to modify current cleanup activities at the Tutu Wellfield

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  AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: Esther Kia’aina of American Samoa the former Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas with OIA director Nikolao Pula of American Samoa and Governor Kenneth Mapp of the USVI meet in Washington. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In an effort to get clarity and guidance on pressing fiscal

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SPANISH TOWN — A clean-power company owned by billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has taken over a St. Croix solar farm that was damaged last year by Hurricane Maria. Virgin’s BMR Energy unit, which develops, owns and operates clean-energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, plans to restore the four-megawatt

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CHRISTIANSTED — The CEO of WTJX-Channel 12 has written to the Board of Elections chairman asking him to assign workers to a registration drive it wants to sponsor with an online blog site. “The Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System (WTJX) and the Virgin Islands Consortium are partnering to present a

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SOUND ASLEEP: On the floor of the Legislature, incumbent Senator-At-Large Brian Smith. CRUZ BAY –– The last place finisher in the Senator-At-Large race has petitioned the Board of Elections to do a “manual recount” of the votes from the Democratic Primary on Saturday. Senator Brian A. Smith sent a letter

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Croix man was given 7.25 years in prison today by a federal judge for his role in a jewelry store heist on St. Thomas in January. Wahilli Nasco James, 23, got that sentence for his role in the armed robbery of the Gems and Gold

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WRONG AND TRYING TO BE STRONG: Bhasker Patel of Windermere, Florida. RUTLAND, Vermont — A Florida man who worked as a project manager for a company that has done more than $200 million of dollars in energy efficiency work for the U.S. government pleaded guilty Monday to charges he took more than

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SAYONARA USVI! U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife bid the territory adieu and good luck! Gov. Kenneth Mapp went to Washington D.C. on Monday with hat in hand and begged Pence for more money for the Virgin Islands. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he met

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