Category: Consumer News

WAPA Tells Contractors To Clear Debris From St. Croix’s Public Schools Rather Than Try To Connect Residential Areas On The Big Island Ready To Receive Power

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) continued to put more men, trucks and equipment in St. Thomas in its goal to restore full electricity to the capital island before St. Croix. And based on Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s plan to put a priority on St. Croix’s subgrade public schools and failing […]

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Top Ideas For a Wedding Trip 2017: ADVERTORIAL

[ad name=”HTML-68″] A honeymoon trip is an unforgettable time for lovers, away from home they can relax and enjoy each other’s company without any interference. The choice of a place where you would like to spend a honeymoon means a reasonable compromise: after all, it often happens that the groom pulls into the mountains, and […]

ST. THOMAS WAPA VOWS: St. Croix Will Be Punished For Only Being Hit By One Storm: Big Island Might Not Have Full Power Until March 1, 2018

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp repeated his carefully parsed promise yesterday that fully 90 percent of the territory will be restored to full power by Christmas. “By the end of the month, more than 500 linemen will be working on rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands’ power distribution system,” Mapp said Friday. “The goal is […]

U.S. Attorney Hewlett Says Department of Justice Is On The Lookout For Disaster Fraud In The Aftermath of Irma and Maria

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the formation of a task force comprised of local and federal agencies to combat illegal activity related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett urges residents and businesses to immediately report suspected fraudulent activity related to recovery and clean-up operations, fake charities […]

Virgin Islands Health Department Re-Opens Health Clinics On St. Thomas Seven Days After Hurricane Irma Passed

BACK IN BUSINESS: The Virgin Islands Department of Health has re-opened health clinics in St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After seven days, the USVI Department of Health said that it “is happy to announce the reopening of three of its clinics today, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, on the island of St. Thomas.” “The […]

WAPA Won’t Say How Much of St. Thomas Has Gotten Power 5 Days After Irma Struck

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)’s public information officer admitted today that restoring electricity to hard hit St. Thomas and St. John after Hurricane Irma’s passing has been “a challenge.” All of St. Croix’s 10 feeders have been restored to “some level of power” five days after the passing of […]

American Express Agrees To $96 Million Settlement For Allegedly Discriminating Against Credit Card Customers In The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Express Co. is resolving a government watchdog’s discrimination review by agreeing to pay at least $96 million to customers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who were charged higher fees and interest rates than cardholders in the rest of the country. The New York-based lender must also develop a plan to […]

VIPD: Armed Masked Man Tries To Rob Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort But Is Foiled By Employee Who Fought Him Off

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT CARAMBOLA BEACH RESORT ON ST. CROIX [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Police said that an attempted robbery at the Renaissance Carambola St. Croix Beach Resort was foiled Thursday when a male employee confronted the masked, possibly armed attacker. The incident occurred about 11:41 a.m. when police were sent to the resort in Estate […]

WAPA Does What The Virgin Islands Government Cannot Do: Borrows Money On The U.S. Bond Market: This Time To The Tune of $14.8 Million

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) borrowed $14.8 million last week at a nearly 11 percent interest rate and plans to borrow $70 million more through bonds in the next nine weeks. Saybrook Municipal Opportunity Fund — managed by an investor in distressed and defaulted municipal securities through […]

Bulletproof 360 Collagen Protein Bars, Bites Sold In The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Are Being Recalled

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Protein bars and bites from  Bulletproof 360 are being recalled because they were made with cashew butter that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Washington state-based company said that the bars and bites were sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, among other places nationally and internationally. Five varieties are part […]