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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 NewsIrregularities

  GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – An Anguilla man has been sentenced to serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of DUI resulting in death related to a 2012 fatal wreck. The Delta Democrat-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1JidQpV) that 26-year-old Henry Vick Phelps IV was charged in the death

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsTourism News

  The restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba is President Barack Obama’s greatest foreign policy achievement so far. Washington/Havana (dpa) – The Cold War is finally over in the Caribbean, with Cuba and the United States moving to formally restore diplomatic ties after more than half a century of antagonism.

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsTourism News

  A new survey says even though the wealthiest Canadians spend three times as much as the national average on vacations, they still are more likely to fly economy. BMO Private Banking said Thursday that it found 83 per cent of the wealthiest Canadians were flying economy while only 16

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At VIFreepEntertainment News

Apple Music enters the ring today, ready to fight streaming service competitors like Spotify, Pandora and Tidal for market share. But will it succeed? Apple is offering potential customers a free three-month trial of its services—30 million songs, a 24/7 global radio called Beats 1—featuring programs by Dr. Dre, Elton

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At VIFreepInternational News

  Taipei (dpa) – The pilot flying a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taipei earlier this year shut down a working engine just before the crash, a report released by Taiwan’s aviation authorities said Thursday. TransAsia flight GE235 crashed into the Keelung River two-and-a-half minutes after taking

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At VIFreepEntertainment News

Board game Monopoly to become movie produced by Lionsgate, Hasbro Option Trading Partners Monopoly to become movie Breaking News – Monopoly, the popular property trading board game, is headed to big screen, Lionsgate and board game manufacturer Hasbro announced Wednesday. Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA award-winning writer/producer/director Andrew Niccol (“The Truman

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At VIFreepHumanitarian NewsTerritorial Affairs

  Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), have expressed solidarity with people in the global community standing in support of the human right to water, with particular mention of the dangers of privatisation of water in Lagos. The letter, whose signers represent half of the CBC, underscores

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

  PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday President Obama is “dead wrong” for permitting the United States and Cuba to open embassies in their capital cities. The governor and Republican presidential candidate, speaking on the campaign trail in Maine, assailed Obama for the embassies opening after more than

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At VIFreepCaribbean News

President Barack Obama’s announcement that both Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies is a major step towards normalising relations. They have been frozen since the early 1960s when the US broke links and imposed a trade embargo. Our correspondent Stefan Grobe said: “The new approach to Cuba

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

  What’s most worrisome about Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s xenophobic remarks about Mexicans is not that he actually made them, but the fact that they seem to have helped him among Republican voters nationwide. What’s more, the business tycoon’s tirade against Mexico and Mexicans was celebrated by some of

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