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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

Breaking NewsCaribbean NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico News

  Like Greece, the Puerto Rican government has more debt than it can service, and some are calling for a bailout by U.S. taxpayers. The major Puerto Rican state-owned or controlled enterprises are all losing money, including the power authority which is insolvent. Puerto Rico is an American territory that

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Art NewsCaribbean NewsTourism News

  Author Ian Fleming wrote the original James Bond books over a dozen years or so at his Jamaican villa, known as GoldenEye. In 1976 Island Records founder and U.K. music magnate Chris Blackwell – who scouted locations and consulted on the soundtrack for the first Bond movie, Dr. No

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2016 Presidential ElectionBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsInternational News

  Rand Paul is poised to become the first major presidential candidate in memory to sue the government he seeks to lead as president. The Kentucky senator will take legal action against the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service for what he says is the denial of his constitutional

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Sports News

  The third edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) kicked off this week in Barbados and the tournament has thus far confirmed the participation of five Sri Lankan players. Sri Lankan batting legend Mahela Jayawardene will turn out for the Jamaica Tallahwahs, while all-rounder Jeevan Mendis will join top

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Breaking NewsInternational News

  A mother and child have been rescued after surviving a plane crash in the Colombian jungle, according to reports. María Nelly Murillo, 18, and her infant son were passengers on a twin engine Cessna 303 prop plane when it crashed, obliterating the plane and killing the pilot, Carlos Mario

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Breaking NewsNational News

The highest court in Massachusetts on Thursday set legal guidelines for when and how parents can use spanking to discipline their children, the Associated Press reports. This is the first time legal guidelines for corporal punishment have ever been established. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said a parent or guardian

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Breaking NewsInternational News

  MILAN — It’s not every day that Muslims break their Ramadan fast with a kosher meal delivered by a Chabad-Lubavitch soup kitchen. But for Adil Rabhi, who has partaken of the certified kosher pasta and snacks for the past week, it’s becoming the norm: Since Monday, Rabhi, a 32-year-old

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2016 Presidential ElectionBreaking News

  MEXICO CITY — When Donald Trump lashed out at Mexicans last week, he might have expected strong reactions from Latino groups and the Mexican government. But he might not have anticipated it would hurt his business. Univision, the biggest Spanish language TV network in the United States, just announced

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Breaking NewsTerritorial Affairs

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