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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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FRANK BAY: This beautiful St. John beach should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to DPNR. CRUZ BAY — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR

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SUICIDE IN HIS CELL: A native of Trinidad who was awaiting federal trial on cyber stalking related charges committed suicide at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility, Government House said.   FREDERIKSTED — Bureau of Correction, Assistant Director Everett Hansen, has reported that Carlos Forrester, a federal detainee, native of

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MASKED MAN ROBBERY: Police said the armed intruder on Silke Gade put a gun to the woman’s head and robbed her of $300. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Silke Gade woman told police a man entered her home just after midnight, put a gun to her head and stole $300 from

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WINNING TEAM: John Canegata, his wife and daughter pose for a photo with Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke. (Photo courtesy of the VIGOP.) CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Republican Party chairman John Canegata said that the G.O.P. is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any credible information leading to the arrest and

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LIFE IS A PARTY! Only the venue will be shifting to a prison cell for Mr. Melvin Marvin Petersen of St. Thomas — an habitual criminal offender, according to court documents. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was ordered in federal court to serve at least two and a

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DRAINING THE SWAMP: President Trump is not expected to ask Congress to supplement funding for Zika virus tracking that is slated to end this summer. ATLANTA — Federal monies that have helped states and territories track the Zika virus may come to an end by this summer, putting at risk

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A TIME TO DIG … A HOLE IN THE GROUND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of his administration and construction crew, do what they know best … present themselves as if they were working. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp, members of his administration, and an official of the Federal Highway

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PAID FOR BY UNCLE SAM: The newly-renovated Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic in Frederiksted. FREDERIKSTED — The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic in Frederiksted re-opened this week after more than a decade of being shuttered. The Department of Health sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place at 10

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GARSH TOO HARSH? Massachusetts state judge E. Susan Garsh has ensured that the family of St. Croix’s Odin Lloyd will have a harder time collecting money from the estate of Aaron Hernandez. FALL RIVER, Mass. — A former NFL star’s 2013 murder conviction of a St. Croix native can be erased

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GOV. MAPP: “The freeness is just beginning … for me, that is!” Kenneth Mapp famously said “The freeness is over,” before Hurricane Marilyn struck during the Schneider-Mapp adminstration. As Republicans, the pair campaigned on a message that if the territory suffered a catastrophic loss … proud Virgin Islanders would not

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