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

At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – A woman walking with her daughter on the boardwalk in town said she was attacked by two young black men when she refused their offer to take her picture after nightfall Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The woman told police that she and her daughter

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the fifth time in six days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday and registered 3.4 in magnitude

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At VIFreepBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico News

  SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico failed to make the entirety of a payment on its Public Finance Corp bonds due Aug. 1, paying only $628,000 of a $58 million payment, the head of its Government Development Bank said in a statement on Monday. The missed payment will mark the

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED – A man doing repairs outside his home in Estate Grove Place said he was robbed of his cell phone and two air conditioners at gunpoint and ax-point by three men on Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police received notification at 4:11 p.m. August 2 from

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At VIFreepEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas News

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the fourth time in five days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 8:28 a.m. Monday and registered 3.2 in magnitude on

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – Police are investigating a reported robbery that occurred Saturday at 6:49 p.m. near Pickard’s Laundry on Strand Street, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The VIPD received notification from the 911 Emergency Call Center of a person who said that at 1:00 pm on August 1 he

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – When it comes to buying a slice of paradise, Sir Richard Branson might be the most prominent name you can think of today, having purchased Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. But the Virgin Group founder was certainly not the first, because 99 years ago today

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At VIFreepEnvironmental NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the third time in four days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 7:46 p.m. last night and registered 3.0 in magnitude on

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At VIFreepEducation NewsSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – The 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix kicks off this weekend. Representatives from Caribbean agricultural institutions, agricultural economists, and agriculture policymakers will meet from Sunday August 9 to Friday August 14 at the Buccaneer hotel in Estate

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At VIFreepSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED – A 29-year-old Upper Love man died in an automobile accident Sunday morning after the pickup truck he was driving veered off the main road and struck a tree, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said they received a report from the 911 Emergency Call Center at

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