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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands legislature appears to be near to voting to increase Public Service Commission control over the financially troubled Water and Power Authority (WAPA). As of December 31, WAPA had $190 million of electrical system revenue bonds and unamortized bond premiums and a total of $1.143

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The Virgin Islands are located close to 1106 miles southeast of Miami in Florida and between 40 and 50 miles on the eastern side of Puerto Rico and one of its highlights is the University of Virgin Islands. Founded in 1962, the university is the only public institution of higher

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to send experts and staff to a recently reopened St. Croix refinery as soon as this week to conduct an investigation, the agency said in a Tuesday statement after some residents said an odor coming from the refinery caused them to feel

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The phishing email is one of the most devastating weapons that cyber criminals use to get their hands on your charity’s data, infect computers with malware, and steal money. That’s why you should treat all unexpected emails with the utmost suspicion and never click on links or open attachments in any email you

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 3,500 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers lost power Saturday morning when a vehicle hit two utility poles in the Hull Bay area and overturned. A man who identified himself as the driver, told The Virgin Islands Daily News he was a commercial fisherman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that shook the northern U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, St. Thomas has now experienced two tremors in seven days. Luckily, the latest jolt was too weak to create any damage nor initiate any kind of tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The

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With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators. Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement, disability or survivor’s benefits. This could be a way to relate our many programs to a new audience. Showing young people

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SAN JUAN — A series of earthquakes have rattled Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over the last week; fortunately, there was no tsunami threat from the seismic activity. The five earthquakes in Puerto Rico have been relatively light. The first was a 2.2 located a mile outside of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Real-Time Energy Monitoring Pilot Program (REM Program) provides residents and small business owners with a home energy monitor. With this program the V.I. Energy Office hopes to give people more transparency into their energy profile, i.e., how much electricity they use and when. The Energy Office

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 28-megawatt microgrid project for the territory was awarded $4.4 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the project’s initial phase, according to Microgrid Knowledge. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will use the funding to design and engineer the project, Noel Hodge, the

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