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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: Zebedee Schulterbrandt CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A report of gunshots fired early this morning led police to an address on Vester Gade in Savan where a 36-year-old man was acting suspiciously. The 911 Emergency Call Center sent police there at 5:07 a.m. where a man at the address given

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BEIJING – China’s state-run oil refiner Sinopec Corp. has purchased its first ever batch of U.S. crude oil for export, a source told Reuters on Thursday, a landmark transaction after the ending of a four-decade ban on domestic exports. The cargo, due to be loaded from a Gulf Coast port

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ATLANTA – As expected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert Friday evening, warning people about the risk of traveling to countries in the Americas affected by the Zika virus, a mosquito-born illness linked to an epidemic of birth defects in Brazil. Pregnant women should avoid

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                            Kenneth Nevor CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge has awarded an America’s Cup level sailor from Rhode Island $1.46 million for injuries he sustained disembarking a racing yacht at the direction of his captain during rough

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two men were sentenced to five years and 2.8 years in prison respectively by a federal judge in St. Thomas on Thursday after pleading guilty to conspiring to get and sell 4.5 kilos of cocaine, according to authorities. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 40-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to holding up a food wholesale company at gunpoint in June 2014 and making off with at least $24,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Daniel Ramos, 40, of Estate Clifton Hill pleaded guilty in U.S. District

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CHRISTIANSTED – Police say a decomposed body was discovered in a water well in Estate Contentment. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report from a concerned citizen about 2:50 p.m. today with details about where the body was spotted. Police responded to the report and when they arrived in

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          ARRESTED: Dominik Weekes CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police said Thursday that they made an arrest in the broad daylight home invasion case that took place in Estate Wintberg Monday afternoon in which a safe was taken from a home at gunpoint by two men. Dominik Weekes,

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BVI Customs Commissioner Wade Smith ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – At least $250,000 has been recovered by British Virgin Islands customs officials within the last few months for failing to properly declare the funds at the territory’s sea and air ports, according to Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith. Smith told

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KINGSTON – Three people were injured and one person killed when a tour bus cruise ship passengers were on was involved in a four-vehicle collision near Falmouth on Thursday. Some 21 passengers were headed to the Dunns River Falls attraction “when the Toyota Coaster tour bus they were traveling in

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