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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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CANE BAY — A St. Croix woman was shot to death in La Vallee in the early morning hours on Wednesday. A’shyra Sweeney, 22, of Estate La Vallee was found unresponsive by police after someone called the 911 Emergency Call Center at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted that he was a crack cocaine dealer on the Big Island in federal court. Roosevelt Dowling, 58, of Estate La Grande Princesse, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s 11 cruise ships in two days on St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands Port Authority said that the Crown Princess, the Norwegian Epic and the Regal Princess are at the West Indian Company dock in Havensight today. And the Sea Dream, the Osterdam and the Symphony of

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CHRISTIANSTED — If you didn’t glance at the Bohemian Rhapsody 440 Lagoon catamaran the last time you walked on the boardwalk — you might have missed your chance. That’s because the type of boat that was made famous by the movie “Free Willy” was dissembled this morning where it ended

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. presented St. Croix teen Saeed Phillips with the Courageous Citizen Award for rescuing his friend from drowning after jumping off the Frederiksted Pier last month. Governor Bryan presented the award to Phillips on Tuesday during an assembly in the auditorium of the St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted to his role in a marijuana possession case here and can expect little time in prison as a result. Dion Alfred-Carlton Williams, 20, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to possession of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An argument over a crack pipe ended in a Back Street murder in St. Thomas today, authorities said. Renique “The Freak” Francis, 22, of Savan was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Francis is being held on $150,000 cash or property

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman told police she had to rabbit punch her man to get him to stop strangling her on Sunday morning. The Domestic Violence Unit of the Virgin Islands Police Department was advised that an alleged assault was in progress at an address in Estate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas is showing why it continues to be the premier cruise ship destination in the world with fully five ships in its harbor today! The Norwegian Gem with about 2,394 cruise ship passengers was scheduled to be at Havensight from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

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SENDAI — St. Thomas native Jabari Blash connected for his first home run of the season Sunday night with his new team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan’s version of Major League Baseball. Nippon (or Nihon) means Japan in Japanese. The 29-year-old Blash, who spent parts

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