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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.

At VIFreepBreaking NewsEducation NewsHealth NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas News

PRINCETON, N.J. — Medical and hospital librarians in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States — responsible for supplying their facilities with the latest academic research and healthcare information — are joining forces and combating high costs by sharing group licenses to access electronic resources through a nonprofit consortium, the Health

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPuerto Rico News

WASHINGTON – Ten Puerto Rico police officers have been indicted for their alleged participation in a criminal organization, run out of the police department, that used their affiliation with law enforcement to make money through robbery, extortion, manipulating court records and selling illegal narcotics, announced U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

        Judge Mary M. Lisi PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Juan C. Maldonado, 31, of Providence, was sentenced this summer to 36 months in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to trafficking cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha and Bruce Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations for New

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsCrime News

MIAMI – The United States Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated wholesale value of $41 million, found during two recent operations in the Caribbean Sea. Officials offloaded the items at the Coast Guard Station Miami Beach this morning. The drugs

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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! Woman raped aboard Holland America Line MIAMI – Sexual violence occurring on cruise ships has long been a topic that cruise companies are hesitant to address. Cruise lines are required by 2010’s Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act to release quarterly information on all alleged onboard crimes, but the truth is

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Emmy-award winner Scott Duncan SAN ANTONIO – One brother is a two-time NBA MVP, the other an Emmy award-winning filmmaker. On Monday, their offices overlapped. Scott Duncan set up shop at the Spurs practice facility on Monday, where he is directing the Spurs’ pre-game intro video for the 2015-16 season.

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – A 28-year-old man walking through a St. Croix housing project was gunned down in a hail of gunfire Monday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to the D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace at 5:07 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A laundry and a sporting goods store inside a shopping mall was burglarized overnight during the blood moon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to the Tutu Park Mall at 5 a.m. Monday after receiving a report of a

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsSt. John News

CRUZ BAY – A couple watching the blood moon along the shoreline in St. John were robbed at gunpoint by two men Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to the Mongoose Junction area of Cruz Bay at 8:13 p.m. Sunday after

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