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Grove Place Weed & Seed To Hold Town Hall Meeting Thursday


FREDERIKSTED – Grove Place Weed & Seed cordially invites the residents of St. Croix to its upcoming, Community Town Hall Meeting, scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

The Town Hall Meeting will be conducted at the Eulalie Rivera Elementary School located in Estate Grove Place at 5:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for residents to meet with Community Partners of Grove Place Weed & Seed, who’ll inform you of their programs and activities for 2016.

Attendees will learn of positive programs available for youngsters and adults alike, while sharing their concerns and viable solutions.

The Town Hall meeting is open to the public and will be serving complimentary refreshments.

Weed & Seed is a community-based program sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that seeks to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in targeted high-crime neighborhoods across the country.

Agencies/Organizations that will be at the Town Hall meeting on Thursday are listed below. Each will have an opportunity to speak, answer questions and hand out information to the community:

Office of the Attorney General, Mr. James Latham, VIPD Police Commissioner’s Office, 31st Legislature of the VI, Senator Sen. Sen. Novelle Francis, Jr., Bovoni Tutu Weed & Seed, Jacklyn Freeman, Grove Place Action Committee; Raymond Williams, President, Eulalie Riviera Elementary School; Joanna Brow, Principal, Career & Technical Education (CTE) and many others.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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