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Mango Melee Coming To St. George Botanical Gardens July 12

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As sunny-colored as a ripe banana but with the tantalizing taste you’d expect from tropical fruit, that’s the lure of champagne mangos. This mango is actually the Ataulfo variety, which is grown in Mexico. It got its bubbly name because it is regarded as the champagne of mangos. The fruit is tender with a creamy texture…

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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