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

At VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Croix News

     Alvin “Alvin Gee” Southwell at work PHOTO CREDIT: VIRGIN ISLANDS SOURCE CHRISTIANSTED – Legendary radio broadcaster Alvin “Alvin Gee” Southwell apparently died at his apartment in St. Croix from natural causes Thursday, according to friends and family. He was 57. People who listen in to Southwell’s popular news roundup program said a WLDV “Da Vybe”

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas are asking for help from the public in locating a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since last week, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said Lyn’Nisha Genita Ambrose left her home in the Tutu High Rise housing community on Wednesday

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Croix News

          Cramer Park Beach in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A middle-aged black man was found on the beach at Cramer Park on the East End of St. Croix Wednesday night, an apparent drowing victim, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police on regular patrol were dispatched to Cramer Park at

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsSt. Croix News

  FREDERIKSTED – Detectives on St. Croix are investigating two incidents of reckless endangerment that occurred at the same location in Candido Guadalupe Terrace on the same date at different times, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 2:12 a.m.

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At VIFreepSports NewsSt. Thomas News

            James Kelbert SAN JOSE – Virgin Islander by choice James Kelbert played a key role in helping the Virgin Islands’ Under-17 boys basketball team to the championship game of the Centrobasket Tournament in Puerto Rico that earned a spot in next year s FIBA Americas Under-18 Tournament in Tokyo. The

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At VIFreepCrime NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – An elderly Frenchman pleaded guilty to more than three dozen counts of migrant smuggling in federal court Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. A statement from U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said Alain Rene Leichtnam, 71,  pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Thomas to charges related to migrant

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsHumanitarian News

THE BOTTOM, Saba — A Small Federal Express Cessna Caravan commercial delivery plane crash landed off the coast of Saba on Wedneday afternoon according to published reports. The Small plane operated by FedEx was enroute from San Juan, Puerto Rico  to St.Kitts when the pilot indicated to the air traffic

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    Victoria Hamilton (14) passes the ball EDMONTON – Considered one of the most powerful teams in the tournament Brazil proved its depth was too much in overwhelming the Virgin Islands 72-58 on Wednesday in the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship at the Saville Community Sports Centre. Brazil used its height

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PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was filed recently charging six people with running a “Jamaican lottery” scam in the United States between January 2012 and March 2015, which targeted an Upper Darby man among their prey, U.S. States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge John P. Kelleghan

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At VIFreepEducation NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in Advanced Placement (AP) grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs

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