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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man allegedly took a machete to a victim and his car in downtown early this morning. Jefferson Mikel Titus, 44, was arrested about 10:55 a.m. today and charged with third-degree assault, destruction of property and disturbance of the peace (threat), the Virgin Islands Police

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SAN JUAN — Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico will face water rationing due to increasingly dry conditions in a U.S. commonwealth still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Governor Ricardo Rossello said today that seven municipalities in the island’s northwest region could be without water for up

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FREDERIKSTED — The Public Works Department has scheduled a road closure for tomorrow morning at the East Airport Road intersection. DPW will be closing the road to westbound traffic to complete some additional paving at the Paradise traffic light intersection.  Traffic will also be blocked at the Patrick Sweeney Drive

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FREDERIKSTED — Police said they captured wanted man Asheem Gregory “Kartel” Charles at an undisclosed relative’s home last night. Charles, 34, is accused of stabbing a man in Christiansted town on December 9, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau took Charles into custody about

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority is celebrating 50 years of connecting the territory to the world by air and sea today. To engage the community in the celebration of our golden anniversary, today’s mystery question on WSTA 1340-AM Radio was about VIPA and the history of our

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Joel Lee, director nominee of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (the Bureau), reminds all bona fide residents of the territory that they are required to file their individual income tax returns in the Virgin Islands with the Bureau. “Bona fide residents of the Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said they need your help today to find a St. Croix man wanted for questioning about an assault incident. The Virgin Islands Police Department cautions you not to approach 34-year-old Asheem Gregory “Kartel” Charles as he could be “armed with a weapon.” Charles was described by the

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who was arrested in a gunpoint robbery and for allegedly bringing drugs on an airline last year — has been arrested again this year. A concerned citizen told police that he was robbed and assaulted by several men who entered his home without permission

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix teenager is in official custody after police said he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl last month. Ryheim Moncherry, 19, of Frederiksted, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree aggravated rate, first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful sexual contact-domestic violence. Police said the incident was first reported

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two men from Houston are dead after the driver of their car tried to avoid a traffic collision and instead ran hit a vehicle and the rusty water tank in Rattan on Friday night. Marcus Roy, 29, and Quinton Thomas, 35, each of Texas died from the injuries

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