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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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           Juwan Thompson of St. Croix DENVER – Juwan Thompson’s recovery from a hamstring injury seems complete. Thompson practiced fully with the team on Wednesday. He appears poised to return to action Sunday night at home against the Green Bay Packers, though as long as C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman

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David Nakhid of Trinidad would like to get his hands on the USVI-FIFA President Hillaren Frederick who cost him his chance at the FIFA presidency. GENEVA – A person from the Caribbean will not have a chance to replace the scandal-plagued outgoing President Sepp Blatter at FIFA because the representative from

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EULESS, Texas – For the first time in its 67-year history, U.S. Concrete has expanded outside of the continental United States with the purchase of two new vertically integrated construction material operations in the Virgin Islands. U.S. Concrete, Inc. announced Wednesday that it acquired Heavy Materials, LLC  and the assets of

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Attorney General Claude Walker CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The V.I. Attorney General said Tuesday that the territory has been given a $150,000 grant to investigate consumer fraud here. Attorney General Claude Walker said the grant is from the National Assocation of Attorneys General. “In response to the growing frustration and concern

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – When employees of an auto parts store on St. Thomas began the process of getting ready to open the doors for the day’s business Monday two things stuck out to them: the burglar alarm wasn’t working and the safe was missing. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched

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KILLED: Elvis Davis of St. Croix FREDERIKSTED – A 27-year-old man with a long arrest record including armed robbery and assault was gunned down in a normally-crowded area of town early yesterday afternoon. Police received notification from the 911 Emergency Call Center at 1:30 p.m. Monday that there was of a man down

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     Akeel Morris of St. Thomas KANSAS CITY – Woody Allen said that 90 percent of success is simply showing up. Being in the right place at the right time doesn’t hurt, either. And for Akeel Morris of St. Thomas, being on the New York Mets team during the World

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man who federal authorities said was the ringleader of a group of four men who allegedly filed the serial numbers off of firearms before shipping them here from Florida pleaded guilty to gun smuggling charges on Monday, according to

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CHRISTIANSTED – As first reported in the St. Croix Sync Tank on Facebook yesterday, the Virgin Islands is under a flash flood watch through this evening, according to the National Weather Service in San Juan. In St. Thomas, the NWS singled out Anna’s Retreat, Charlotte Amalie, East End and West

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       Richard Morales-Aponte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested Sunday at the Cyril E. King Airport after U.S. Customs identified him as someone wanted on drug charges in New York, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Richard Morales-Aponte of Wellington, Fla. attempted to board a

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