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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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National Drug Control’s Michael Botticelli WASHINGTON – The Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, announced today $13.4 million in funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Of that, $5 million will be directed to a broad range of efforts that will

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          Juwan Thompson of St. Croix DENVER – There is incredible competition for who will become the Broncos go-to running back this season as the Mile High training camp features some of the NFL’s top headliners at the position. There’s the pre-eminent lead back in C.J. Anderson, the talented-but-injury-prone Montee Ball,

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BOISE – Legend and screen icon Maureen O’Hara will celebrate her 95th birthday today August 17 with her family and close friends in Idaho. The former resident of St. Croix, once billed as the Queen of Technicolor, will celebrate in the home of her grandson Conor Beau FitzSimons, with whom

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             Hugo Hodge, Jr. of WAPA CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority says a worsening drought is causing power outages. WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge, Jr. told the Associated Press that dry conditions have caused tree branches to fall and salt air residue to build up

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FREDERIKSTED – An Estate Wheel of Fortune man was robbed at gunpoint of $30 and shot last night, but survived the shooting, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report from an off-duty police officer at 7:56 p.m. Friday that a man had

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    Dr. Guy Garman of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A popular St. Croix medical doctor went missing and was presumed dead Saturday in a scuba diving accident while attempting a record deep dive off of the Long Reach, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Dr. Guy Garman, with offices in

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Billye J. Mayo of St. Thomas PHILADELPHIA – The defense counsel for a Virgin Islands woman named in a negligence lawsuit has motioned to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to withdraw her appearance, according to court records. Pearlette V. Toussant filed her withdrawal motion on July 13, stating

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FREDERIKSTED – A 31-year-old Bethlehem Village woman was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $80,000 from the fast food restaurant where she worked, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Tamala Walker was arrested by officers with the Economic Crime Unit based on a warrant from the Superior Court at 5:30

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 55-year-old Estate Contact man was arrested Thursday and charged with disturbing the peace and domestic violence, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Mukesh  Sajwani was charged with, 55 of Estate Contact, was arrested and charged with disturbance of the peace and threat- domestic violence on

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  File photo: Ram’s Head Trail in St. John CRUZ BAY – A tourist said a man jumped out of the bushes near Salt Pond on St. John and raped her, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau were dispatched to the Myrah Keating Clinic

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