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John McCarthy

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.

At VIFreepCaribbean NewsSports News

The 17th Pan Am Games begin today July 10 and continue until July 26. The Para Pan Am Games will begin August 7 and run until the 15th. The U.S. Virgin Islands has 18 athletes competing in the games. Here are some reasons to pay attention: The Pan Am Games are

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At VIFreepBusiness NewsSt. Croix News

By GEORGE JOHNSON/VIFreep Ombudsman CHRISTIANSTED – The publisher of the Virgin Islands Free Press said today that he is proud to announce that the territory’s most savvy, exciting and truthful online newspaper’s first advertiser is Amazon.com. John McCarthy, a trusted journalist in the Virgin Islands since 1989 who has worked

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At VIFreepHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Military veterans and their families are encouraged to participate in an upcoming meeting about benefits they may qualify for, according to the San Juan chapter of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division (VR&E). Wanda Rosado, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, will convene a meeting about

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsEducation News

  The 19th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) opened Tuesday in Nassau, Bahamas with a call to ‘act now’ to ensure education goals are prioritized and adequately funded. Susan Hopgood, President of Education International, which represents 30 million education employees globally, told Ministers and delegates: “We need to

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsCrime News

  The videos on social media show five burly police officers and one man on the ground in a stranglehold. Mitch Henriquez, a black man from Aruba, died soon afterwards and three nights of rioting ensued in an immigrant quarter in The Hague. Was his skin colour a factor? THE

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Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. John News

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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At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsBusiness News

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A United States probe into the Swiss banking system has revealed that a prominent bank – headed by a man whose family is famous for winemaking – has used the British Virgin Islands’ lax income reporting laws to bilk the American people out of billions in tax

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas News

By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the second time in four days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 2.7 in magnitude and occurred

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico News

As Greece threatens the European order with its inability to pay a suffocating debt, Puerto Rico teeters on the verge of similar collapse. The crisis has driven millions of American citizens into poverty, out of their homes and – increasingly – on to the US mainland. Years of migration and

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsEntertainment News

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire (VIFreep) — Yonanas, the innovative dessert maker that churns out delicious “ice cream” from just frozen fruit has announced a new opportunity for fans to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One lucky sweepstakes winner and a guest will win a roundtrip vacation for two to the Caribbean island of Bonaire.

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