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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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MIAMI — A tropical storm watch was issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as of 8 p.m. Sunday. A tropical storm watch means that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico face a threat from Tropical Storm Danny within 48 hours. The first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic

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  MIAMI — Hurricane Danny is losing steam do to shearing effects from a dry upper atmosphere but was still considered a powerful storm today. The first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic continued its westward march towards the Virgin Islands while losing some of the intensity that made it a Category

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                       Dr. Guy Garman CHRISTIANSTED – Two of the most successful deep diving enterprises in the world publicly warned the dive crew hired by Dr. Guy Garman to keep him safe that if the “flawed” dive went forward as described it would most likely end in certain death for “Doc

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At VIFreepCommunity AffairsSt. John News

CRUZ BAY – The St. John Bike Rodeo 201 will demonstrate bike safety to the children of St. John through the Community Integration Team (CIT) a week from today at the Julius E. Sprauve Elementary School ballfield from 9 to 11 a.m. The purpose of the Bike Safety Rodeo is

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At VIFreepCrime NewsSt. John News

CRUZ BAY – The screams of a nearby woman warded off another woman’s attacker as she was being viciously attacked by a former boyfriend late Wednesday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center about 11 p.m. August 19 that an

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At VIFreepBritish Virgin Islands NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One of the top country music bands in the United States is releasing the title track from their album “Pain Killer” on Monday. The video for Little Big Town’s new “pop-country jam” single “Pain Killer,” was shot in St. Thomas last year. Little Big Town has been

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MIAMI – Tiny Hurricane Danny continued to push westward across the Atlantic on a path for the Caribbean on Friday and strengthened into a Category 2 storm. But forecasters don’t think that trend will last for long. The winds of the first hurricane in the Atlantic this season increased to

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Rashawn Ross posing with store owner CAMDEN, New Jersey — When St. Thomas-born musician Rashawn Ross goes shopping for a new trumpet – people tend to notice. He is – to put it delicately – hard to miss if you were to see him in public. So when the Dave Matthews

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsSt. John News

CRUZ BAY – A 37-year-old man said he was kicked and beaten by two men before having his wallet stolen near the Barge Ramp in St. John yesterday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 1:39 p.m. Thursday of

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two men were arrested and charged with illegal gun possession charges on Company Street in town Tuesday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police arrested 21-year-old Dean Schneider of Harbor View Apartments at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday and charged him with unauthorized possession of a firearm, the VIPD said.

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