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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

At VIFreepCaribbean NewsInternational News

  Paris (DPA) – President Francois Hollande left earlier this summer on a four-day, two-nation tour of the Caribbean that included a trip to Cuba – the first such visit by a French head of state since 1898. He will also stop in Haiti and the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique,

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsHumanitarian NewsMilitary News

  NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash., July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy’s venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and in the nation’s carrier-based strike forces since 1971. On Saturday, June

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At VIFreepBlack History NewsCaribbean NewsHumanitarian News

  Speaking at the inauguration of a memorial and cultural center in Guadeloupe devoted to the history of slavery, French President François Hollande evoked France’s “debt” toward its former slaveholding colony of Haiti but also appeared to reject the idea of monetary reparations. “When I go to Haiti, I will,

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsTourism News

  TALLINN — (LETA) – Estonian citizens are now able to travel without a visa for the purpose of short-term tourism to St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa, Vanuatu and East Timor for up to 90 days within a 180 days period, Estonian foreign

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At VIFreepEnvironmental NewsHealth NewsSt. John News

CRUZ BAY – A Delaware family poisoned during their stay at a St. John luxury resort is not doing well and will likely never recover, according to authorities. At a press conference this week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said three of the four members of the Esmond-Devine family poisoned in March are

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At VIFreepHealth NewsSt. Croix News

  As sunny-colored as a ripe banana but with the tantalizing taste you’d expect from tropical fruit, that’s the lure of champagne mangos. This mango is actually the Ataulfo variety, which is grown in Mexico. It got its bubbly name because it is regarded as the champagne of mangos. The

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At VIFreepBritish Virgin Islands NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean News

A story is told of a visit by an African Minister for Health to a Latin American country. On being met at the airport by his counterpart, he was invited into a customised private chopper. Curiously, the African minister enquired from his host as they were airborne: “You must be

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsIrregularities

Five Dutch police officers have been suspended from their duties after a man from the Caribbean island of Aruba died of suffocation following his arrest at a music festival, prosecutors said Wednesday. The death of Mitch Henriquez, 42, who was on holiday visiting relatives in the Netherlands, on Sunday sparked

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  MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela, July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Caribbean booking website Caribbean Winds has once again increased its hotel offerings, giving sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts even more slices of paradise to choose from than ever before. Inspired by CEO Paul Caswell’s passion for the region, Caribbean

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED – Two people were shot and one escaped injury when six men dressed in black opened fire on a parked vehicle near a housing community in Estate Smithfield before 11:54 p.m. Friday, according to police. Police said 20-year-old Jah-heem Lee of Estate Mt. Pleasant in Frederiksted sustained a gunshot wound

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