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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — WAPA Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer today expressed his appreciation to members of the 33rd Legislature for supporting legislation that, once approved by the governor, will provide funding necessary for the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to make payment to some of its most critical vendors.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “major” power outage was affecting three of the four major U.S. Virgin Islands since early this morning, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said. The outage “is a result of the loss of generation capacity at the Randolph Harley Power Plant,” WAPA said. “Plant personnel

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tania Tomyn, CEO of RetroLock Corporation of California, recently traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She fell in love with the Caribbean as a young girl when her parents had a second home on St. Croix, which has become their full-time residence for the past decade. Her passion for the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 30 customers on a portion of Feeder 7B will experience a power outage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said. “During this time contractor crews will perform upgrade work on service lines in the Oswald Harris Court

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a bid to reduce disruptions of potable water service during power blackouts, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide. The approval came at the board’s monthly meeting on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The “partial privatization” of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority may represent the best opportunity for reliable and affordable service, Senator Kenneth Gittens said Friday.  The St. Croix Senator is calling for investigative hearings on WAPA so that legislators have an opportunity to chart the best course

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted that one of its employees was fooled by an Internet phishing scheme that cost the quasi-government authority more than $2 million. On two occasions in 2018, WAPA said it was the victim of “a Business Email Compromise (BEC), an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth Gittens took Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority officials to task Wednesday for failing to notify the appropriate local authorities and nearby residents of a major diesel fuel oil spill at the Randolph Harley Power Plant at Krum Bay on St. Thomas. The St. Croix

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SAN JUAN — Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) establishes its presence in Puerto Rico with Agustín Carbó, formerly from the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau, who joins the organization as a senior manager. Based in San Juan, Carbó will oversee the development of a community-focused microgrids project, which aims to increase access

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a main water line broke near the entrance road to the Bovoni Landfill in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The Nadir and Bovoni pump stations are affected by this “force main break” at the Mangrove Lagoon Wastewater treatment plant and

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