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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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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster ST. LOUIS — Walgreen Co.’s persisting failure to remove expired sales tags from its shelves deceives customers and violates a 2014 settlement that sought to resolve the matter in Missouri, the state’s attorney general argued Tuesday in asking a state court to punish the pharmacy

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Kip Garman courtesy St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures CHRISTIANSTED – The family of the medical doctor who died attempting a world record deep dive on St. Croix has been having a difficult time coming to grips with the death of their family member more than a month after it occurred,

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Mug shot photo of Dysart Christopher (above) and Facebook profile picture of Christopher Dysart (below police mug shot) CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A cunning St. Thomas chef pulled the wool over the eyes of local police when he got arrested for driving while intoxicated on Sunday. First 29-year-old Dysart Christopher was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 55-year-old man got drunk Sunday and injured three pedestrians after he passed the car in front of him near a popular St. Thomas nightspot, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were dispatched to Nicholas Friday Drive at 12:46 a.m. September 20 after getting a

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    Super Tank Gas Station at Sunny Isle CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix said they received a report of kidnapping for attempted robbery and rape at 1:14 a.m. Friday September 18 and were dispatched to meet with one of the victims at the Super Tank Gas Station in Sunny

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         Michael Morton of St. Thomas TALLAHASSEE – Before Dante Martin, Caleb Jackson and Robert Champion became household names, there was Michael Morton of St. Thomas. In the spring of 2006, Morton had it all. Weeks from graduating from Florida A&M University with a degree in engineering on a full-ride

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Former HOVENSA refinery on the South Shore OPEN IT UP The glut of crude oil in the U.S. could see the reopening of an oil refinery that’s been closed for three years, writes The Wall Street Journal’s Alison Sider. The HOVENSA refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands was one of the

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WASHINGTON – Pesticide use in homes may increase the risk of children developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new report suggests. Researchers combined data from 16 earlier studies that had compared pesticide exposure between children who developed leukemia or lymphoma and those who did not. These studies estimated the level of

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                  Amari Stroy of Union City, Georgia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a 23-year-old Georgia woman to less than a year in prison for marijuana possession, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Amari Stroy of Union City, Ga.

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MIAMI – At least 4,000 pounds of recently-seized drugs, worth some $11 million, was offloaded Friday by the Coast Guard at its base in Miami Beach. According to the Coast Guard, the 559 pounds of cocaine and 3,662 pounds of marijuana were confiscated during two separate seizures earlier this month

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