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John McCarthy

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.

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MID-ISLAND, St. Croix – A man on a motor scooter took pot shots at the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority garage late Wednesday, before driving off into the night, according to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to Estate Glynn at 12:30 a.m. today after receiving a

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           Estate Barren Spot in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – People driving at night on St. Croix continue to report to police that they have been targets for gunmen while driving in their vehicles – with two such shootings last Thursday night – and one reported early this morning. A woman came in

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                 Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Regular readers of the V.I. Free Press have known since July that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax spores to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. So it came as no surprise when the Facebook component of the Virgin Islands Free Press ran a story

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                   Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed several contracts Wenesday for the Department of Public Works, which he said will “vastly improve road conditions for Virgin Islanders on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.” On St. Croix, Mapp signed a contract with V.I. Paving,

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FREDERIKSTED – People who live in Bethlehem Village and Profit Hills also known as Harvey Project in Machuchal were already on edge after two shootings took place in the space of two weeks there in August. So a report of gunshots being discharged today at about12:41a.m. did not calm there

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 73-year-old woman in Estate Diamond Ruby said she was sexually molested by a burglar who also stole her television, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police at 5:14 a.m. today to the woman’s resident in response to a report of

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          Juwan Thompson of St. Croix DENVER – Instead of celebrating his game-winning touchdown run in Saturday’s 19-12 Broncos preseason win over the San Francisco 49ers, running back Juwan Thompson sat at his locker after the game kicking himself for a first-quarter special-teams blunder. Thompson is usually tough on himself,

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When the San Antonio Spurs‘ Tim Duncan finally decides to call it quits, he’ll undoubtedly be remembered as one of the best to ever play the game. Among his laundry list of accomplishments, the future Hall of Famer is a five-time champion and a 15-time All-Star. The 2015-16 season will

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    Carambola Beach Resort at Davis Bay Hurricane Katrina changed the way insurance companies and some corporations build catastrophe models and calculate the potential damage from a big storm, leading to more accurate damage predictions, better risk assessments and more strategic and cost-effective insurance policy decisions, some risk management experts

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  “Don’t Wait. Communicate.” That’s the tagline of a just-launched new series of PSAs from the Ad Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) —created pro bono by Chicago ad agency Schafer Condon Carter–to encourage families to develop an emergency communication plan before a disaster occurs. The new campaign comes at

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