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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepBreaking NewsNational News

  It’s always easy to tell who is the strongest Republican candidate. How? The mainstream media goes after him — hard. That’s why more than a year ago, the New York Times set out on a mission to take down Chris Christie. The “paper of record” tied the New Jersey

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

WHY CHRIS CHRISTIE WILL BE THE NEXT POTUS A SUPER TUESDAY AWAY FROM DOUBLE DIGITS THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press The fourteen Republicans running for president in 2016 are wise to try to make foreign policy the lead issue in the next

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At VIFreepNational NewsSports News

  For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again. The Cleveland Cavaliers star will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract for next season, a person with knowledge of the

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British Virgin Islands NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean News

  ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ – Viking Gold Exploration Inc. (TSX-V:VGC) (the “Company” or “Viking”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) with Valor Energy Ltd. (“Valor”) granting Viking the option to acquire all of the issued and

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St. Croix NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett announced recently that the Virgin Islands Port Authority is set to receive additional funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a $10,000 square foot Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in

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Crime NewsSt. Croix News

CHRISTIANSTED – A stolen vehicle showed up at the Racino at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track about 11:40 p.m. Sunday and an armed robbery took place, according to police. A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle drove up to the entrance of the Racino in Estate Manning’s Bay, south of the

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Caribbean NewsPuerto Rico News

The White House said Monday that President Obama won’t bail out Puerto Rico, which is facing default on its municipal bonds. “There’s no one in the administration that’s contemplating a federal bailout of Puerto Rico,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who added that Treasury officials and others in

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Caribbean NewsSports News

  http://buywithoutprescriptionrxonline.com/propecia.html http://rxbuywithoutprescriptiononline.com/amoxil.html Four South African athletes took away second spots from the Janusz Sidlo Memorial track and field meeting in Sopot, Poland, writes Mark Etheridge. Sprinter Akani Simbine, 110m hurdler Antonio Alkana, one-lap hurdler Hamman le Roux and javelin thrower Rocco Bosman all ended on the podium. Simbine ran

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St. Croix NewsSt. John News

  http://rxbuywithoutprescriptiononline.com/prednisone.html http://rxbuywithoutprescriptiononline.net/prednisone.html CHRISTIANSTED, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Summer finally arrived, bringing with it soaring temperatures and a stifling grip on the forecast. But it also means the kids are out of school, vacation requests are being put in, and the longer days can be filled with exciting ventures

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepNational News

  Donald Trump might be fired, but NBC is weak, the presidential hopeful said in an Instagram statement. The network dropped Trump’s Miss USA pageant Monday following offensive comments he made about immigration last week. He wrote he doesn’t care about being let go from NBC because he has more

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