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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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FREDERIKSTED — A 73-year-old St. Croix man is facing charges in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl in his household, authorities said. Verrol Harrington of Estate Coble was arrested at 7:01 p.m. Monday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree aggravated rape and first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department patrol officers, crime scene technicians and detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the Estate Thomas area on St. Thomas about 1:06 p.m. on Friday. VIPD officers apprehended three suspects: Javier Anderson DeJesus, Rory Tati-Liz

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gunshots rang out just before midnight in Golden Rock on Saturday, leaving an unidentified man dead, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center received reports of a “discharging of shots in the Golden Rock area” of St. Croix about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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CRUZ BAY — A Haitian immigrant died after apparently taking his own life in St. John on Friday afternoon, authorities said. Virgin Islands Police Department officers from the Major Crime Unit responded to a residence in the area of Estate Adrian on St. John where they observed an unresponsive Feguera

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FREDERIKSTED — A 32-year-old St. Croix man died after being shot by an assassin at close range near the West End housing project where he lived, authorities said. Jurmanie Ajanie Kaieem Forde, 19, of St. Croix Mutual Homes is being detained by police as a possible suspect in the fatal shooting,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department patrol officers arrested Hubert Mervin Daniel, 39, of Pile Strade on St. Thomas at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday and charged him with extortion & threat of domestic violence. VIPD officers were dispatched to the Family Resource Center on Commandant Gade on St. Thomas on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Maybe for the first-time ever, a “minor” storm has had its eye zigzag directly over the two major U.S. Virgin Islands in one day. The National Hurricane Center said that the center of Tropical Storm Dorian passed directly over St. Croix about 8 a.m. today. Then, CNN

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian, where conditions are forecast to begin deteriorating as early as this morning. At 8:00 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time, the center of Dorian was located near latitude 17.1 North, longitude

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EAST END, St. Croix — A manhunt for a 20-year-old alleged killer of an All For The Better man ended quickly as VIPD police detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) effected an arrest this afternoon, authorities said. Amari “Tahleban” Krigger is “the primary suspect” and was arrested and charged

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CRUZ BAY — Virgin Islands Police Department officers of the Major Crime Unit were notified of a body found hanging in an apartment in Glucksberg area of St. John about 3:25 p.m. on Sunday. “Upon arrival on the scene, officers observed the body of a white male suspended in the

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