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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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                 David Duran of Petrotiger ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – New anti-corruption squads will extend the capabilities of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to gather evidence and enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Earlier this year, the Federal

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CHRISTIANSTED — HOVENSA LLC, a joint venture between Hess and Venezuela’s PDVSA, said on Monday that it has reached an agreement to sell its terminal assets for $184 million to Limetree Bay Holdings LLC. The buyer is an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on energy

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Hess Oil’s Lorrie Hecker CHRISTIANSTED – The new buyer of the Hovensa refinery intends to scrap plans to operate the complex as a refinery, instead rebooting the troubled St. Croix-based asset as a storage facility with 15 million barrels of operable capacity, sources said Monday. Limetree Bay Holdings, a subsidiary

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government on Monday sued American oil company Hess Corp. for at least $1.5 billion, alleging that the firm abandoned a massive oil refinery it had pledged to run through the year 2022. Within hours of the filing, the Hess subsidiary that owns the refinery announced that it

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Roberto Clemente of Puerto Rico SAN JUAN – For the first time since 2010, it appears regular-season baseball will return to Puerto Rico in 2016. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins will play all or part of a four-game series in

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   Ahrkel Williams of St. Thomas CALLICOON, New York – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man is one of six people charged with a dormitory robbery at a New York job training program, according to New York State Police. Ahrkel Williams was charged with second degree robbery after he and five

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     UVI’s Glenn Metts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Every parent who sends their child off to college is aware of the fact that their child is likely to experiment with their own sexuality once they are away from home – if the child hasn’t already done so in high school. But

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U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested six men from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico on a criminal complaint charging them with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Three Dominican nationals, Alexandro Gerandino-Aracena, 39,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Division of Personnel Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will be closed one day each so employees can participate in a wellness program sponsored by the government, according to Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter. The St. Croix office of the Division of Personnel will be closed

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Carlos Latour MIAMI – For General Motors, the company’s South Florida zone covers a lot of real estate, roughly along the state’s eastern coast from Gainesville south to the Keys. This geographical area, one of two GM zones in Florida, also represents a huge regional market for the Detroit-based automaker.

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