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GOVERNMENT HOUSE: Mapp Says He Will Meet With GRUFF Members on Friday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he will meet the Government Retirees United for Fairness (GRUFF) this Friday.

Mapp’s meeting with GRUFF members is scheduled for September 21st at 11am-12:30 pm at Walkers by the Sea Restaurant in St. Thomas.

The governor will meet with GRUFF President Helen Hart and her members, to discuss the future of the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS).

The meeting is open to all government retirees, there is no obligation to join the group.

GRUFF began five years ago and meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Frenchtown Community Center.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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