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Veterans Can Learn About Benefits In Meeting At UVI Tuesday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Military veterans and their families are encouraged to participate in an upcoming meeting about benefits they may qualify for, according to the San Juan chapter of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division (VR&E).

Wanda Rosado, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, will convene a meeting about Chapter 31 benefits on Tuesday in St. Thomas, the VR&E said in a public poster.

The meeting is being hosted by the VR&E Division and the University of the Virgin Islands and will be held at UVI’s St. Thomas Building (#NWW103) at 1 p.m. on July 14.

Military veterans or their surviving family members on St. Croix can also view the presentation via teleconference by going to UVI’s campus (#BUS110) at the same time.

Rosado will share information about the benefits and answer questions about Chapter 31 benefits through the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division.

Patrick Farrell, the state director of Veteran’s Affairs and Juan Gil from the Department of Labor will also be on hand for the meeting.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

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