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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Main Street jewelry store was robbed in broad daylight Monday morning and the daring robbers left the store with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police at 11:42 a.m. Monday to 3G’S

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 35-year-old St. Croix man was arrested for allegedly strangling a woman and holding her against her will Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said that William Thelusma of Estate Morning Star was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence. No

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old man was shot in the head while riding in a vehicle near Four Winds Plaza that came under gunfire in the early morning hours Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were alerted at 5:20 a.m. Sunday September 13 that a man was

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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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