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WILLIAMS: Deadline To Register To Vote In Territory Is October 9


BOARD CANDIDATE: Jevon O.A. Williams

CHRISTIANSTED —Jevon O.A. Williams, candidate for the St. Croix District Board of Elections and current National Committeeman of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands, today issued the following statement:

Jevon O.A. Williams wishes to inform Virgin Islanders that the voter registration period closes on October 9, 2016, in accordance with 18 V.I.C. § 94. Williams went on to say “Voting is one of our foremost sacred and fundamental rights as Americans, those charged with conducting elections in the U.S. Virgin Islands should strive to make sure all Virgin Islanders are well informed on all matters related to the upcoming election. In our democracy, it is absolutely critical that every American has the opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box”.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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