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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.

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WASHINGTON – The six-pack law is called “an obscure regulation” with no connection to Bill Shuster’s home constituency in Pennsylvania. Yet Shuster, the powerful chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was willing to work with former Gov. John de Jongh to get a law passed that doubled the

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St. Croix News

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee met for the second day in a row Tuesday, this time to consider the Cabinet nomination of Dawn Henry for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. But the biggest news of the confirmation hearing came when Sen. Nereida “Nellie”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Juan José Santovena flew out of Cuba on a plane bound for Panama one day in March, the beginning of a long journey to rejoin his son, Hansell, who lives in Hialeah. Santovena is now stranded in the Virgin Islands, one of 20 Cuban migrants whose travel

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