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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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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My fourth day in Cuba continued to be a wonderful learning experience for me. I have gained a greater understanding and admiration for the Cuban people. As one of the persons on the tour said: “They

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HUD Secretary Julián Castro WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Friday that HUD is allocating more than $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. From that allocation, $5,983,706 will go to the

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            Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings defense was one of the best units in the NFL and St. Croix’s Linval Joseph was a big key to their success. Joseph made name for himself this past season as he finished

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that five beaches on St. Thomas, three beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix are not safe to swim or fish in. Lindbergh Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Water Bay, Vessup Bay and Frenchman’s Bay are

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LIFE IN PRISON: Craig Muller of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A 31-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role in the shooting death of a man near an Estate La Grande Princesse car wash in 2012. Craig Muller was given five years in

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 U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 45-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court today to bribing an undercover government official to clear undocumented Brazilians through the Cyril E. King International Airport. Miguel Rodriguez Ramirez pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas Friday

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to 1.75 years in prison for having a homemade knife in his prison cell, authorities said. Delroy Woods of Mutual Homes was given 21 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Court

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It seems like Tim Duncan has been in the NBA forever. Or it feels like it, anyway. He won his first championship before almost every other current player was in the league – and he’s won plenty more since then. Duncan is often referred to as “The Big Fundamental.” As

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BAYONNE – A federal agency responsible for monitoring ocean conditions says it predicted dangerous waves and harsh winds in the mid-Atlantic Ocean last week, days before before a cruise ship headed into the path of a powerful winter storm on Sunday. The Ocean Prediction Center said it had projected “hazardous

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS It’s hard to believe that this is the third day of my visit to Cuba. I’ve been like a sponge, soaking in all that my five senses can absorb about this beautiful country. We had an

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