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Jevon O.A. Williams Replaces Holland Redfield on Republican National Committee

CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Republican National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams has accepted an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Elections.

The appointment was pursuant to V.I. elections law.

“We must take back our most fundamental right as citizens,” said Williams. “For too long, elections in our island communities have been overshadowed by unnecessary controversy and questions. Moving forward, I am committed to ensuring free, fair and honest elections.”

Williams will continue to serve as the territorial GOP’s representative on the Republican National Committee. Since his election to replace Holland Redfield in 2016, Williams has advocated for the Virgin Islands at the highest levels in Washington, including with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and senior congressional Republican leaders.

In addition, Williams continues to work at filling the vacancy that exists in the offices of U.S. attorney, U.S. marshal and judge of the federal District Court. By protocol, the RNC recommends a nominee to the president for these offices in states and territories without a Republican governor, Republican senator or Republican congressmen.

UNABLE TO SERVE: HOLLAND REDFIELD

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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