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BVI hiding “nameless” cash from Kenya, where President Obama’s Dad Was Born

US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Apollo Theatre in New York on 19 January 2012.
US President Barack Obama

A story is told of a visit by an African Minister for Health to a Latin American country. On being met at the airport by his counterpart, he was invited into a customised private chopper. Curiously, the African minister enquired from his host as they were airborne: “You must be very well paid to afford this…

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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