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

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man learned today that he will serve six years in prison for having a gun handy during a drug deal. N’kel Morton, 23, of Mariendahl, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense,

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PUTIN’S PRIDE: Mikhail Young, a native of Russia who was dumped on unsuspecting Christian parents in America, showed his gratitude to his elderly parents by savagely stabbing them to death in St. Thomas while on vacation. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Russian mental patient who stabbed his American foster parents to

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KIWI IGNORED WARNING SIGN: Gayleen McEwan (right) of Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island didn’t pay any attention to the warning sign telling her not to do what ended up killing her. The warning sign clearly states that death could result from being blown back onto the concrete by arriving

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands a $250,000 grant for the development and implementation of a 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI). U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke presented the grant award to Gov. Kenneth Mapp during their

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SMILE FOR THE CAMERA: Veteran Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer Charles Nibbs poses for the mother of a special needs child in the parking lot of a Frederiksted supermarket after he allegedly verbally abused her son at his work site. (PHOTO COURTESY: Liz Richards) FREDERIKSTED — A parent of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman identified by police as 47-year-old  Nyla Peele died Tuesday from injuries she sustained in an assault on Monday. According to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), units from the Richard Callwood Command went to the Schneider Regional Medical Center Monday after finding out about an assault

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ARRESTED: Burton Fahie, 46, on St. Thomas for allegedly stealing a truck near Sub Base. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say a St. Thomas man is accused of driving off with a truck parked near Sub Base last week. Burton “Lamb” Fahie, 46, of Bordeaux allegedly stole a vehicle registered to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A thirsty man on St. Thomas decided to off-load some of the “Real Thing” from some Coca-Cola trucks in Altona early this week and has been arrested, according to police. Craig Stevens, 49, was arrested on charges related to burglary after surveillance video allegedly showed him taking

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BUCK ISLAND VIEW: Greg and Ashley Bouzianis realize their American dream to move to the tropical paradise of St. Croix on the latest episode of “Caribbean Life” set to air this Sunday at 9 p.m. local time on HGTV. CHRISTIANSTED — A Kansas City couple with two young sons makes

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in a six days, dangerous lighting fixtures sold exclusively at Home Depot have been recalled, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Panama-based Lumicentro Internacional recalled about 10,500 Hampton Bay 3-Light and Home Decorators Collection 4-Light Crystal Chandeliers because the 50-watt halogen lights

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