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

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The Coming Race War Begins In Cuba, Not South Carolina Optics of USA’s Killers Returning Home Is Not A Good One The View From The U.S. Virgin Islands  By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass

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Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors to the rest of the region. Cuba has seen such a surge in visitors that the fragile budgets of

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The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean. From the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to Cuba to St Lucia, crops are withering, reservoirs are drying up and cattle are dying while forecasters worry that the situation could only grow worse in the coming months. Thanks to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Magens Bay property that was put up for auction on St. Thomas sold for $6 million, according to Platinum Luxury Auctions. Lee Steiner of USVI Sotheby’s International Realty, who held the real estate listing, reported that the property was placed under a non-contingent contract as a

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IRVINE, Calif. – If you’ve got bottled water in the fridge or pantry, you might want to check if it’s included in a recent recall of several brands under the Niagara umbrella, after the company issued a voluntary recall last week for all spring water products produced from its Pennsylvania

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  SUPPORT FOR THE STARS AND BARS IS FLAGGING, EXCEPT IN: GEORGIA, MISSISSIPPI, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, ALABAMA THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press One of the things to come out of the debate over what is wrong with South Carolina after nine African-American citizens

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CHRISTIANSTED – People who live and work in an around Gallows Bay are encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting Thursday June 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Terminal Building at the Christiansted port. Citizens and businesses near the Gallows Bay Port and Terminal say the transportation of

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DRUNK BAY, St. John — Deep within the human psyche lies a need to create. From simple prehistoric cave paintings depicting deer, bears and cats to modern street art with a message, humans have left artistic marks in myriad ways through the millenniums. On St. John, a relatively new tradition

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  CHRISTIANSTED – A 32-year-old Estate Richmond man was found shot to death early this morning outside a popular nightclub, according to police. Police said Roy “Uncle Roy” Henry, Jr. was riddled with bullets when he exited the Lyme Club in Estate La Grande Princesse after 3 a.m. today. When

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  A SCHIZEPHRENIC SOUTHERN SPLINTER STATE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLIES AT FULL STAFF THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press   There’s no denying it. South Carolina has a violent and racist past, with some tolerance mixed in. The mere name “South Carolina”

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