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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.

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs said there is a new phone scam that the public should beware of. In this phone scam, the caller pretends to be a person who is sick and or has sustained some injury and is in the hospital, according to DLCA.

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Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government gave two contracts to the Virgin Islands Paving Co. totaling $614,269.34 on Monday. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he signed two contracts for the Department of Public Works to improve the roads near Sion Hill, Rattan and a downtown area St. Croix.

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FREDERIKSTED – While on a slow speed pursuit of a man who fleed a traffic stop, alert St. Croix police noticed that a vehicle turned onto a dead-end road when it observed the police patrol car, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police arrested 29-year-old Jamal Rivera of Estate

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FREDERIKSTED – A 27-year-old St. Croix man pulled over by police for driving erratically ended the traffic stop abruptly by speeding off and concluded with him discharging a firearm in the direction of police after his own car became disabled on Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Kishawn

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MIAMI – One set of human remains has been found in the debris field from the cargo ship El Faro, but U.S. Coast Guard officials said today that they were still searching for survivors. During a press conference in Miami, Coast Guard spokesman Mark Fedor said crews had suspended their

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                   Gary Yin of Merrill Lynch SAN DIEGO — For Gary Yin, a senior vice president at Merrill Lynch and a San Diego Symphony board member, it was fear of losing his job and status in the community, and his loyalty to a fellow Chinese expatriate, that led him to this

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Tanner Foust (middle) hams it up after winning BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Heading into the final race of Red Bull Global Rallycross season in Las Vegas, only two drivers remain eligible for the title – Volkswagen teammates Tanner Foust and Scott Speed. Foust swept the weekend at Bushy Park Barbados, winning

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Some of the missing Americans presumed dead SAN JUAN – Authorities believe a cargo ship missing since Thursday with 33 crewmen aboard was lost at sea and believed to have sunk in the teeth of Hurricane Joaquin, The Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The U.S. Coast Guard will announce

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Aircraft have returned to the southeastern Bahamas to resume the search for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board that got caught in Hurricane Joaquin. The Category 4 storm ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Denison Yacht Sales of Florida has opened its second office in the Caribbean, a sign of the rebound underway in the boating industry. The company launched a locale on St. Thomas at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook, on the island’s East End. The new office is

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