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John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

St. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – People who live and work in an around Gallows Bay are encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting Thursday June 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Terminal Building at the Christiansted port. Citizens and businesses near the Gallows Bay Port and Terminal say the transportation of

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Art NewsSt. John News

DRUNK BAY, St. John — Deep within the human psyche lies a need to create. From simple prehistoric cave paintings depicting deer, bears and cats to modern street art with a message, humans have left artistic marks in myriad ways through the millenniums. On St. John, a relatively new tradition

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Breaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

  CHRISTIANSTED – A 32-year-old Estate Richmond man was found shot to death early this morning outside a popular nightclub, according to police. Police said Roy “Uncle Roy” Henry, Jr. was riddled with bullets when he exited the Lyme Club in Estate La Grande Princesse after 3 a.m. today. When

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  A SCHIZEPHRENIC SOUTHERN SPLINTER STATE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLIES AT FULL STAFF THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press   There’s no denying it. South Carolina has a violent and racist past, with some tolerance mixed in. The mere name “South Carolina”

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Magens Bay Beach in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake regularly anchored in Magens Bay with its spectacular white-sand beaches. The 16th Century privateer also reportedly hung out on the hillsides above Magens Bay in order to spot approaching Spanish galleons filled with gold

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The list of Virgin Islanders who have played Major League Baseball is about to grow to twelve. Akeel Morris, a right-hander from St. Thomas, was promoted from Single A Port St. Lucie to the New York Mets active roster Monday. Morris, 22, is 0-1 with a 1.69

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CHRISTIANSTED – The St. Croix Archeological Society has recently been given a collection of 54 pre-Columbian artifacts, according to archeologist David Hayes. The collection was donated to the society by the family of Dick Richards of Frederiksted, who collected most of the artifacts in the 1940s and 1950s, Hayes said.

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Business NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Platinum Luxury Auctions, an elite auction firm specializing in the sale of non-distressed, multimillion-dollar properties, is offering two luxurious Caribbean estates at separate, live auctions that will be held on June 13, 2015. Platinum will first offer an oceanfront estate located in the heart of world famous

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Business NewsGovernment House NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The outlook is bleak for Virgin Islands bond bearers and bankruptcy is not an option for the government agency Gov. Kenneth Mapp used to manage before becoming governor, according to the Fitch Ratings by Berkshire Hathaway. The Fitch Ratings determined that there is $765.8 million in outstanding

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Environmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) secured a key permit May 20 necessary to move forward with a mid-July commissioning of a St Croix power plant conversion project that will use propane as its feedstock. WAPA said it filed for the marine work permit with the

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