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St. John Administrator Will Be Shakima Jones, Governor Bryan Says Monday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Monday announced Shikima Jones as Administrator to the island of St. John completing the Bryan-Roach administration’s team of island administrators.

Jones, a St. John resident and longtime advocate for youth is a former acting administrator of parks and recreation with the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation. She has more than 20 years experience in public administration including three years with the office of then-St. John Administrator  Jamie Dalmida. She is also a former youth coordinator with the Office of then-Governor Roy L. Schneider.

“I am excited to announce Shikima Jones as our Administrator for St. John. I have seen first hand Jones’ advocacy for the St. John community and her energy and passion for resolving the longstanding issues with road repairs, waste management, and trash hauling, and removal of abandoned vehicles is inspiring and aligns perfectly with the priorities of the Bryan-Roach administration. The Lieutenant Governor and I appreciate her accepting the call to serve the people of St. John,” Governor Bryan said.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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