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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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CHRISTIANSTED – Two different service stations are tied for having the lowest price for gasoline on St. Croix, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Five Corners Service Station at 1-C Little Princesse and the In & Out Service Station at

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ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Malik Cheatham CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Authorities have added another charge to the court docket of a 64-year-old St. Thomas man accused in three separate criminal acts in October and November. Police said Malik Cheatham of Solberg, currently in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, has been charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said four beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix was not safe for swimming or fishing. Although DPNR said earlier in the week that Magens Bay beach was under a “no swim”

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                 Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph didn’t practice for the second straight day on Thursday with a foot injury, and his status could be in doubt for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Now that Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Limetree Bay Holdings have come to an agreement on the operating terms for the HOVENSA oil storage terminal, the question becomes: Will the Legislature sign off as well? Mapp said that the deal with Limetree is expected to bring a likely

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Artist Victor Cepeda of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A 20-year-old St. Croix native who is best-known for his colorful murals all over the island is getting his own solo art show here starting this weekend. Victor Cepeda, aka the “Mural Man,” told the Virgin Islands Free Press that the show

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   Statue of Edith Williams in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas reported two arrests on charges ranging from assault and battery to drunken driving on Tuesday. On December 1 at 6:24 p.m., Ishmael Abdulmutaal, 61, of Annas Retreat was arrested on Weymouth Rhymer Highway and charged

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Some 17 countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on World AIDS Day Tuesday. Still, an estimated 2,500 children in the

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Wang Tianpu, President of Sinopec BEIJING — The second-ranking executive at Sinopec, one of China’s dominant oil and energy companies, is being investigated for “serious violations” of laws and discipline, according to official news reports and a statement by the commission of the Chinese Communist Party that oversees corruption investigations.

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CHRISTIANSTED – The business world views the sale of the former HOVENSA oil refinery on St. Croix’s South Shore as a way to integrate the East with the West in the global marketplace. The long-sought deal to bring an oil refinery strategically-located in the Caribbean (St. Croix is one of

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