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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) tried its best to keep a running count of where the power was on and off for Mother’s Day on St. Croix and St. Thomas. At first, WAPA only had the power off on St. Croix when a car

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it would shut off the power to three areas of St. Croix today. “On Friday, customers on two St. Croix feeders will experience electrical service interruption while upgrades are made to the transmission and distribution system,” WAPA said. “From 9

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FRANK BAY — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said its personnel successfully restored electrical service to customers on St. John, twenty-four hours after a power transformer immediately outside of WAPA’s electrical substation caught fire, resulting in the island being left without electrical service. The restoration of service

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) addressed several power generation-related issues at its monthly meeting Thursday on St. Thomas. The WAPA board authorized Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer to enter into a lease agreement with Aggreko, LLC for the rental of a

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Frederiksted man admitted in federal court on Friday to illegal weapons charges against him and a local charge related to stealing electricity to operate a marijuana grow room, Dale Ritter, 53, of Mars Hill, pled guilty on March 23, 2018, in U.S. District Count to one federal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — We are happy to share some news regarding the Club, it’s restoration, and the projected opening time frame. While progress has been steady and positive, we are not where we wanted to be in the restoration. The team continues to make great progress on a host of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government Employees’ Retirement System of the Virgin Islands (GERS) is seeking a court order for the government to pay at least $213 million allegedly owed to the system. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez said on Tuesday that the Virgin Islands government owes at least $41

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ASSISTANT U.S. INTERIOR SECRETARY DOUG DOMENECH VISITED ST. CROIX AND ST. JOHN CHRISTIANSTED — Doug Domenech, the U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs, met on Tuesday with U.S. Virgin Islands and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials in St. Croix to review hurricane rebuilding efforts. Domenech provided $2.8 million

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ST. JOHN– The roof of the Virgin Islands Fire Department in Cruz Bay was severely damaged after the island was devastated by the Category 5 storm Hurricane Irma. FEMA/K.C. Wilsey CHRISTIANSTED — Six months after hurricanes Irma and Maria roared through the territory, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported this

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DEBRIS CRUNCH: Debris removal in the territory includes crushing and collecting damaged and sunken boats. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s Cabinet met with Congressional staffers last week to apprise federal officials of the territory’s ongoing recovery efforts and progress, and to highlight the need for resources in several

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