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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.

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCrime NewsSt. Croix News

Tonya Escobar, mother of Eboniece Escobar ROAD TOWN, Tortola – The U.S. Marshals Service said the Virginia murder suspect added to the agency’s “15 Most Wanted Fugitives” list on July 2 was captured Thursday standing near a tent in a remote part of the British Virgin Islands. Richmond police charged 19-year-old J’Wa

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola (DPA) – A Chinese server maker and software developer will set up manufacturing plants and research centres in California, state media reported on Saturday. Eastern China-based IT company Inspur will establish a fully controlled subsidiary in the British Virgin Islands and another in the United States, with each

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At VIFreepEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. officials are seeking to limit the number of parrotfish caught in federal waters off St. Croix to help protect the brightly colored species, as well as fragile Caribbean coral reefs. The National Marine Fisheries Service began collecting public comments on its proposal this week before issuing a decision.

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MID-ISLAND, St. Croix – A 23-year-old man was shot repeatedly this afternoon near Candido Guadalupe Terrace but survived the attack, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said they responded to an emergency call of a shooting near the shanty at Candido Guadalupe Terrace after 3:05 p.m. today and

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                        J’wa “Balla” Charlery ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – The U.S. Marshals Service said the Richmond hotel murder suspect added to the agency’s “15 Most Wanted Fugitives” list on July 2 was captured Thursday standing near a tent in a remote part of the British Virgin Islands. Richmond police charged 19-year-old

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At VIFreepHealth NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On November 21, 2012, the V.I. Department of Health documented the first case and death from primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in the territory. PAM, a rare and almost universally fatal condition, results when Naegleria fowleri, a free-living thermophilic amoeba found in warm freshwater, enters the nose and

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At VIFreepSports NewsSt. Croix News

 Rakeem Christmas on draft day 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers made a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday to send a 2019 second round pick in exchange for St. Croix’s Rakeem Christmas. Christmas, a 6-9 forward, played four seasons at Syracuse and averaged 7.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsCrime NewsMilitary NewsPuerto Rico News

SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded a $7.5 million cocaine shipment to federal law enforcement special agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday. The crew aboard the cutter Dauntless seized the 275-pound shipment after they intercepted a go-fast boat July 17 in the Caribbean Sea about 80 nautical

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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard seized 1.4 tons of cocaine and arrested five Honduran men aboard a boat intercepted 34 miles northwest of Aruba, the office of the U.S. attorney in San Juan said this week. The joint operation with the Justice Department’s Caribbean Corridor Task Force took

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsSt. Thomas News

  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New Jersey killer who was 16 years old when he gunned down a St. Thomas man in 2012 was sentenced to a decade in prison for aggravated manslaughter today. “At 16 years of age you gunned down a man for no reason whatsoever,” Hudson County Superior Court Judge

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