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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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ARRAIGNED: Jahraun Brodhurst CHRISTIANSTED – A 24-year-old St. Croix man was arraigned in federal court after authorities said he mailed guns from Florida to St. Croix through the mail. Jahraun Malachi Brodhurst, 24, a native of St. Croix, was arraigned on December 17 before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon on

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ARRESTED FOR RAPE: Gleavorn Wrensford CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 31-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on Friday after he paid to have sex with an underage girl, according to police. Gleavorn Wrensford, 31 of Habbets Gade was arrested a warrant, issued by the Superior Court on Friday,  police said. Wrensford

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COZUMEL – An 8-year-old boy drowned onboard Liberty of the Seas on Monday. According to a letter from Royal Caribbean to the guests onboard the ship on the Cruise Law News site, the young child drowned in one of the ship’s pools. The boy was spotted by one of the

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ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT: Kiwanda John CHRISTIANSTED – Police said a 27-year-old St. Croix woman attacked another woman with a high-heeled shoe in a dispute over a man on Sunday morning. Kiwanda John of William’s Delight was arrested about 5:42 a.m. Sunday after police said she was involved in an assault

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FOUND DEAD: Martin P. “Marty” Merrick CHRISTIANSTED – A 77-year-old Illinois man was found dead in his St. Croix condominium after fellow residents noticed that he hadn’t been seen in days. Martin P. “Marty” Merrick of Estate St. John was declared dead on arrival (DOA) when emergency personnel arrived at

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STOLEN FROM BIR: 2003 Chevy Trailblazer (LGO-6)  CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix today announced that a government vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) near Sunny Isle was stolen last week and that the fence around the lot was damaged. The 911 Emergency Call

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DEAD FROM SWINE FLU AT 28: Stacy Ramkissoon PORT OF SPAIN – The Ministry of Health is awaiting the result of an autopsy on the body of Stacy Ramkissoon, to confirm that she died from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. If confirmed, it will be the fourth known swine flu

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“The White House” in Shoys CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix resort property is offering foodies from the mainland a chance to sample the outstanding local cuisine of the Big Island. Serenity Garden Villas says it is offering “upscale, authentic Caribbean villa vacations” in the Virgin Islands for an event called:

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Hannah Davis of St. Thomas in GQ CHARLOTTE AMALIE – St. Thomas supermodel Hannah Davis shows off her uber-toned body while posing for a feature in GQ magazine‘s January 2015, on newsstands now. The 25-year-old model opened up to the mag about having independence in her relationship with fiancé Derek

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FREDERIKSTED – The territory is set to welcome additional Delta Air Lines flights from Atlanta to St Croix starting tomorrow. Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that her department has developed options for supporting new Wednesday flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. “The new service complements our

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