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FREDERIKSTED — A Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority blackout sent some west end elementary school students back to learning from home. The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix District, announced the early dismissal of Claude O. Markoe Elementary School’s in-person classes on September 13, “effective immediately, due to

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CHRISTIANSTED —  A slithering snake caused a power outage on St. Croix Sunday morning, according to eyewitnesses. At about 6 a.m., a red tail boa constrictor wriggled to the top of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) transmission power lines in an area just outside of Kingshill. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education said that meal distribution will be suspended at five St. Thomas sites today. The St. Thomas-St. John District will suspend meal distribution at sites due to a water service interruption at the main kitchen that supplies the meals, according to VIDE.

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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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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A top-ranking WAPA official who had a 33 percent interest in a wireless company that he awarded a $1.2 million contract to has been arrested on local conflict of interest charges, authorities said. Niel Vanterpool was arrested by the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) today for

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that its main office in Estate Glynn is currently without telephone service due to a Water and Power Authority (WAPA) electrical interruption. While WAPA is currently working to restore power to the area, St. Croix residents are asked to contact

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SUNNY ISLE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it will deep clean and sanitize its Estate Diamond public office space now that two workers have tested positive for COVID-19. In a memo to Authority employees this afternoon, WAPA Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer confirmed that two employees in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Sr. formally announced the “Your Energy Stimulus” (YES) program to help residents pay their Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority bills while the territory remains under a state of emergency and the community is under a stay-at-home order because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credits

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority told its customers that bills issued this month will represent a sixty-day service period as the authority “works to rebuild and restore both its automated metering and billing systems.” Each system was “severely impacted by the 2017 hurricanes, and efforts

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