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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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Alfredo Andrews students receive iPad minis CHRISTIANSTED – Rotary St. Croix Mid-Isle donated 20 iPad minis to a kindergarten classroom at Alfredo Andrews Elementary in Estate Kingshill today. Alfredo Andrews classroom teacher Karissa Thurland-Perez was the recipient of one of the many educational programming grants given out by Rotary Mid-Isle

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Milly Reuter of the Dominican Republic NEW YORK – The second-most shared story on Vogue’s website today is that Dominicana women have replaced Brazilian models as the new, most in-demand exotic models in the world. The article features five women from the Dominican Republic: Ysaunny Brito, Lineisy Montero, Milly Reuter,

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Puerto Rico police seized 1.1 tons of cocaine Tuesday SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico have seized roughly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $7 million. It’s the second large seizure this week in that U.S. commonwealth. Police said Wednesday that the drugs were found aboard

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           Juwan Thompson of St. Croix DENVER – Broncos running back Juwan Thompson didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring problem. Thompson injured his neck on a goal-line run in the second quarter September 27 against the Detroit Lions. From the Lions’ 2 yard line, Thompson gained a yard

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SAN JUAN – Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was sentenced today to 46 years in prison and five years of supervised release for interference of commerce by robbery, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Ortiz-Torres pled guilty on May 27, 2014. On February 9, 2011, Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was charged, along with Ángel

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A man who turned down a person asking for a dollar got a crack on the back of the head with a two-by-four in the downtown area of St. Thomas, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center at

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FREDERIKSTED – Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said the Virgin Islands has qualified for additional assistance for livestock farmers on St. Croix who have been adversely affected by the drought that began in February. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack designated St. Croix a primary natural disaster area in August, Robles said.

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CHRISTIANSTED – “Restaurant Week” kicks off two weeks from today on the big island of St. Croix. The event, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Tourism Department, begins October 28 and runs through Sunday November 8. It’s officially called “Dine VI” and this culinary showcase is a bright celebration of the

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Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, some aren’t. It’s a bit of a confusing topic so people are often left wondering “what triggers medical insurance fraud?” Well, one common form of Medicare fraud is when Medicare is billed for health care

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