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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 — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted that one of its employees was fooled by an Internet phishing scheme that cost the quasi-government authority more than $2 million. On two occasions in 2018, WAPA said it was the victim of “a Business Email Compromise (BEC), an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 27-year-old St. Thomas man was found shot to death on a Bovoni roadway last night, authorities said. Clement Alturo King III was found some time after a concerned citizen called 911 and reported shots fired about 8:57 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Units from

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government says it is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they rework their itineraries following the U.S. government’s renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba. The State Department said the United States will discontinue allowing visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including

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MID-ISLAND, ST. CROIX — Police said they need your help today to find a missing teenage girl from Clifton Hill. Makayla Khodra, 15, was last seen leaving her home at #145 Clifton Hill at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Khodra was wearing at St. Croix

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FREDERIKSTED — A man accused by police of shooting a St. Croix man was nabbed as he was trying to board an airplane off-island after the incident, authorities said. Johnn Lindquist, 47, was arrested today and charged with third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm during a crime of violence

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said today that they are continuing to search for a St. Croix man who is considered “armed and dangerous” and wanted for questioning about a 2018 jewelry store armed robbery. Abijah Isaac, 20, is a black male who stands 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Carlos Iglesias, alias “Abraham Reyes,” 39, was detained today by U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller, and committed to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending his extradition to Rhode Island for bank fraud and identity theft charges, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. On Thursday, Iglesias was taken

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man appeared in federal court in St. Thomas after being arrested with a Glock machine pistol last week, authorities said. Karime Williams, 36, appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for a preliminary and detention hearing after his arrest by U.S. Bureau of Alcohol

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man and woman got into a physical fight in Cane Carlton early Sunday morning — and the man ended up getting stabbed in the leg. Belynda M. Lynch, 49, of Estate Cane Carlton was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said today that a 37-year-old St. Croix man is wanted for questioning about an animal cruelty incident. Carlos E. “Choco” Diaz of Sally’s Fancy is wanted by the VIPD Animal Cruelty Unit for second-degree animal abuse, first-degree animal neglect and second-degree animal neglect, the Virgin Islands Police

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