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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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Rajkumarie Hendrickson of Guyana CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The 42-year-old woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting near the Jala Jala Night Club on October 24 has been identified by police. Rajkumarie Hendrickson, a resident of Pflugerville Texas, was shot to death about 4:15 a.m. on Kronprindsens Gade near the Jala

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday pledged more resources for the eastern Caribbean under the Petrocaribe program during a one-day visit to the nearby island of St. Vincent. Maduro said he was seeking to find a regional hub that would serve as the center for the

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MID-ISLAND – Two unidentified people were found shot and burned by authorities Monday night, according to the VIPD. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to Old Fredensborg Village at 9:37 p.m. Monday with a report of a disturbance. Police went to Fredensborg across Centerline Road from the North entrance

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old man was gunned down near a grocery store in St. Thomas early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to an area near Bargain Grocery (formerly the Lima Grocery Store) and Such Is Life Bar located

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     Shedrick Jones Sr. of NABVETS LOUISVILLE — The National Association for Black Veterans is a nationwide association of veterans.  Established in 1969 during very turbulent racial tensions, NABVETS has always served to highlight and preserve the significant and historical contributions of African Americans in the United States military. For more than 40 years

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         Mona Island near Puerto Rico SAN JUAN – United States authorities say they have detained 13 people from India who were part of a group of migrants heading to Puerto Rico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jeffrey Quinones says it’s the first time in more than a decade that

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WILLEMSTAD – Venezuela’s state-run oil firm Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. will receive a 935,000-barrel cargo of Angola’s Girassol medium crude at its Bullen Bay terminal in Curaçao next week, after awarding a tender to Norway’s oil company Statoil, according to traders and information from Reuters. PDVSA in September changed the

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KINGSTON – The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Friday announced that Jamaica completed the conversion of its research reactor to low enriched uranium this month, decreasing proliferation risks and making the Caribbean region completely free of highly-enriched uranium. In the announcement, IAEA said the conversion of the so-called SLOWPOKE

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SAN JUAN — NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with

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CHRISTIANSTED – Sixteen beaches on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are not safe for swimming or fishing, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. DPNR said that eight beaches should be avoided on St. Thomas: Water Bay, Sapphire, Vessup Bay, Bluebeards, Secret Harbor, Bolongo Bay, Frenchman’s

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