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

At VIFreepEntertainment NewsSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED – The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation cordially invites the St. Croix public to come and immerse themselves in the sounds of Quelbe, the official music of the U.S. Virgin Islands during QUELBE AT SUNSET. QUELBE AT SUNSET is an effort to provide the residents and visitors of

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At VIFreepCrime NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people were arrested on charges ranging from assault to disturbing the peace and domestic violence, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Here are the arrests the VIPD effected and when: * On Tuesday August 4, Valerie Peralta, 23, of Crystal Gade, was arrested and charged

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

FIORINA PUTS THE PETAL TO THE METTLE TRUMP WILL RIDE OUT INTO THE SUNSET THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press The word going into the debate was: How is Donald Trump going to do? And nobody said it better than John Weaver: “Imagine

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Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. Thomas News

“The Marriage of Opposites” (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman  Midway through Alice Hoffman’s latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a medicine man she hopes can cure him of the malady that has kept him from

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At VIFreepBritish Virgin Islands NewsCrime NewsTechnology News

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Charges filed recently by the Justice Department against Anthony R. Murgio and Yuri Lebedev have been linked to the hacking of JPMorgan Chase in which information related to 83 million customer accounts was stolen. The two men are accused of setting up an illegal Bitcoin

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas News

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the seventh time in eight days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 2:37 p.m. yesterday afternoon and registered 2.9 in

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime News

Former VIPFA Director Julito Francis CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three Virgin Islands men were charged in an indictment unsealed today with various offenses based on their participation in a bribery scheme involving over $17 million in construction contracts awarded by the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority (VIPFA). Assistant Attorney General Leslie

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At VIFreepBritish Virgin Islands News

ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Brittany Meyers and her husband, Scott, live on a 44-foot sailboat in the British Virgin Islands with their three children, all under 3. “This surprises zero people who know us,” Meyers, 36, told me. “When I was younger, my main goal was to live in Africa.”

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At VIFreepBusiness NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – St. Thomas residents who live on the Ridge Road feeder can expect a power interruption between 9 a.m. to 12 noon tomorrow, according to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority. WAPA said the “interruption is necessary to allow crews to safely perform maintenance on the Secret

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At VIFreepBusiness NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The maker of the Keurig single-cup coffee system must face a securities fraud class-action lawsuit, the Second Circuit ruled last week. Five employee retirement systems – including the GERS – acquired stock in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., which manufactures Keurig coffee makers. The plaintiffs are the retirement

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