Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)
TWO RIVERS, Wisc. — Line workers from our electric utility recently returned from a mutual aid mission in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They assisted in restoring electric services wiped out by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Expert line workers Brian Delleman and Darrick Wendricks worked for an initial 30-day
CHRISTIANSTED — Linemen from across Missouri sent personnel to St. Croix for storm restoration including Independence Power & Light, City of Harrisonville, Mo., Columbia Water & Light, and Macon Municipal Utilities. Hannibal Board of Public Works Line Superintendent and four Journeymen Linemen left the continental U.S. on Nov. 25, 2017,
MISSING ATTORNEY: Mark Moroney CRUZ BAY — Police in St. John are searching for a well-known British lawyer who has gone missing. Mark Moroney, 70, has been missing since Sunday evening from his home in the Chocolate Hole area of St John. According to police, he had gone outside about 8
HURRICANE RECOVERY? WAPA Plunges St. Thomas Into Darkness ‘To Protect Generators’ … Mid-Island St. Croix and F’sted Also Off
WAPA’s Clinton Hedrington CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said it stopped producing electricity for St. Thomas and St. John for six hours on Sunday “to protect its generators.” WAPA claimed that a fault in an underground transmission line was the reason for the extended
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Lorraine Village Residents Still Don’t Have Electricity After Maria ‘Unleashed’ Its Punishing Fury Five Months Ago
By VANISA SOLOMON SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For many of our Virgin Islands residents, hurricanes Irma and Maria felt like an atrocious dream. Unfortunately, the sad reality is those two Category 5 hurricanes unleashed their “punishing fury” on our lovely Virgin Islands. I commend the first responders,
Some Lorraine Village Residents Feel They Are Being Put Through ‘Hell’ Because They Still Don’t Have Electricity Five Months After Maria
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good day Editor: Some residents in Lorraine Village apartments in the grove place area on St. Croix are still without electricity. The management needs to repair weather heads in order for power to be restored. I feel like I’m in a ruthless dream that is
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria will not prevent the territory from making its bond payments, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in his State of the Territory speech. “Bondholders can be assured that their investments in Virgin Islands’ securities are safe, secure, and valuable,” Mapp said.
WAPA’S GOAL: ‘LEAVE EVERY CUSTOMER BEHIND’ … And If You Don’t Pay Last Year’s Bill Again … Whether You Owe Or Not … WE WILL CUT YOU!
RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE: The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) promises to put the American and Virgin Islands flags on every flagpole in the territory before power is returned to normal customers. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — WAPA REMINDS PUBLIC THAT BILLS NOW BEING RECEIVED ARE FOR PRE-HURRICANE ELECTRICAL
WAPA: ‘WE’LL CONNECT YOU WHEN WE’RE GOOD AND READY’: ‘Right Now, We’re Not Ready … If You Have A Problem, Call Our Complaint Line’
GREAT WIDE OPEN: There are no houses visible where the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) was busy re-connecting utility poles to electricity on Tuesday. Today WAPA was on St. Croix’s South Shore. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) refuses to say what percentage of
If WAPA Is Turning Your Power Off This Christmas, Why Not Have Some Black Cake To Go Along With The ‘Black’ Christmas?
ST. GEORGE’S — Susan Adolphus James has one vivid memory of childhood Christmases on the island of Beaulieu, Grenada: black cake. “Christmas don’t feel like Christmas if you don’t have a piece of black cake,” says James, who moved to the U.S. mainland as a teen. The rich, molasses-spiced cake