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John McCarthy

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

At VIFreepCaribbean NewsTourism News

Don and Janet at Habitat, on our cruise lunch stop on Bonaire. Call him either “Capt’n” or “Sir” Don Stewart For days a number of people on the Maasdam have talked of nothing but Bonaire and the chance to snorkel or dive the island’s famous close-to-shore reefs. Linda and I

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Black History News

  France’s President François Hollande hit out recently against Europe’s migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to “slave drivers.” It was during a state visit to French Caribbean island Guadeloupe on Sunday that François Hollande added his voice to other European leaders, to say that the migrant crisis had

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At VIFreepHealth News

  Nine out of 10 Americans are eating too much salt and about half are trying to cut back due to concerns about hypertension, heart disease and stroke, according to data from a nationwide phone survey released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC survey showed

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsTourism News

  HAVANA — With its tart lime daiquiris, salty plantain chips and pulsing salsa music, El Floridita, a cocktail bar in Old Havana once frequented by writer Ernest Hemingway, can always draw a crowd. Every day, as the tavern doors open around noon, European, Canadian and American tourists file in

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepCaribbean NewsTerritorial Affairs

Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass murder people and then try to put the blame on black folks. Last month, confessed mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof was accused of trying to put the country at odds against itself over race.

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsInternational News

  New figures showing a sharp decline of foreign investments in Latin America made big headlines in many countries in the region in recent days, but there is other, less noticed data that should trigger even bigger alarm bells. I’m talking about the latest indicators of innovation, which have a

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At VIFreepInternational NewsSports News

  As the 102nd Tour de France gets underway in the compact streets of the Dutch city of Utrecht on Saturday, it will mark the beginning of what promises to be one of the most exciting battles for the famed yellow jersey in years. One year after Vincenzo Nibali claimed

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsIrregularities

  Amsterdam (DPA) – About 200 people are in custody in the Dutch city of The Hague after yet another night of protests against police violence prompted by last weekend’s death of an Aruba visitor during his arrest, authorities said Friday. The protests have been ongoing since Monday, after footage began

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At VIFreepNational News

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2015 / — On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsHealth News

Antibodies now identified for 3 of 4 strains; second team looks at epidemic-prone viruses Singapore researchers are one step closer to whipping up a “drug cocktail” that can attack all four strains of the dengue virus, and they have also discovered why some dengue strains are more likely to lead

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