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St. Kitt’s Kim Collins Takes A Top Spot in Poland

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Four South African athletes took away second spots from the Janusz Sidlo Memorial track and field meeting in Sopot, Poland, writes Mark Etheridge. Sprinter Akani Simbine, 110m hurdler Antonio Alkana, one-lap hurdler Hamman le Roux and javelin thrower Rocco Bosman all ended on the podium. Simbine ran 10.23 to end runner-up behind veteran Kim Collins of…

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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