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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED – Police said a report of gunshots fired near a West End housing community was received Wednesday night on St. Croix. The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified at 8:03 p.m. December 9 that gunshots had been fired near the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion. Responding officers arrived at the

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man has been arrested twice in the last two weeks on charges ranging from robbery to simple assault and vagrancy. Police said that Joshua Adjodha, 20 of Frydenhoj was arrested Wednesday and charged with simple assault and vagrancy. Adjodha was arrested after he

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 58-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to one count of transportation of a minor for sex, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. At the conclusion of the hearing, District Court Judge Curtis Gomez remanded Lennox Phillips

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsTerritorial Affairs

U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said that his office collected $11,466,944.35 in the fiscal year ending September 30. Of this amount, $11,242,164.77 was collected in criminal cases and $224,779.58 was collected in civil cases. Additionally, Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office worked with other offices

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

      Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 44-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to less than seven weeks in prison for having a decapitated sea turtle carcass in the boat he was piloting, federal officials said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on December 4

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean News

  Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes WASHINGTON – If the newly elected Venezuelan National Assembly votes to cancel that country’s program of subsidized oil sales to Caribbean and Central American nations, the United States will not be able to substitute U.S. oil for Venezuelan oil, a senior U.S. official

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsIrregularities

Eight bricks of the cocaine were secreted away in two backpacks hidden in hold of an American Airlines flight from Jamaica.  PHILADELPHIA – Nearly 20 pounds of cocaine was seized Saturday evening at Philadelphia International Airport after customs officers made a sweep through an American Airlines arrival from Jamaica. Officers

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsTourism News

  DIED IN CRASH: Mary Kettner ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Two cruise ship passengers from the United States died in the crash of an excursion bus, authorities in the British Virgin Islands said. Royal Virgin Islands Police Force spokeswoman Diane Drayton on Wednesday identified the dead as Mary Kettner of

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

  Sgt. Dazarene Lescott of the U.S. Army CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 39-year-old U.S. Army sergeant was arrested on St. Thomas for allegedly hitting a man over the back of his head with a mobile device in an incident police called a domestic dispute. Police said Dazarene Lescott of Estate

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas woman says she was attacked from behind and robbed of a gold chain early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police at 7:50 a.m. Sunday that a robbery occurred near Kenia’s fashion on Kronprindsens Gade,

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