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Five Dutch police suspended after Aruba man’s death

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Five Dutch police officers have been suspended from their duties after a man from the Caribbean island of Aruba died of suffocation following his arrest at a music festival, prosecutors said Wednesday. The death of Mitch Henriquez, 42, who was on holiday visiting relatives in the Netherlands, on Sunday sparked two nights of anti-police protests in…

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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