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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government Employees Retirement System of the Virgin Islands is preparing a lawsuit against the financially-strapped Water and Power Authority for about $7.7 million in past due money. At issue are past due employees’ and employer’s contributions and employees’ loans as well interest on these sums. WAPA

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Truck Flips And Hits Utility Pole Near Gas Station In Glynn, Knocking Out Power To 2,000 Residents
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KINGSHILL — A truck flipped and hit a utility pole near mid-island knocking out electricity to nearly 2,000 people on St. Croix last night. The crash occurred near Sam’s Gas Station in Estate Glynn about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “A vehicular accident in the area

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New CEO Smith Says Brighter Future For WAPA Means Keeping The Power On For You And Me
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Andrew Smith, the new executive director and chief executive officer for the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, says he intends to bring a fresh perspective to the troubled utility, and is working with other WAPA leaders to rebuild customer trust and create a reliable, affordable power

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WIPL Wants To Increase Limetree's Throughput, Decrease USVI Energy Costs
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CHRISTIANSTED — After recently winning the auction for the Limetree Bay refinery, West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL) says it will successfully close the sale and pursue “strategic investments” in the plant.          The auction, won by the Jamaican oil storage company with a bid of $62 million,

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U.S. Virgin Islands Had The Second-Worst Economy In USA From 2009-2019: Report
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has the second-worst economy in the United States — with only Hawaii worse — over the 10-year period before COVID-19, Bond Buyer reports The news outlet says the USVI shrunk 24 percent “in real terms” from 2009 to 2019 in a report by

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Joseph Gomez Elementary School Closed Today Due To Death Of Paraprofessional
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Joseph Gomez Elementary School will dismiss at 1 p.m. today due to low water pressure impacting the campus, the Virgin Islands Department of Education said. “WAPA crews have been notified and are addressing the matter,” according to the DOE. Buses have been called to transport students

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WAPA Floats $35 Million Worth Of Bonds; Wards Off Lawsuit From Wartsila
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority successfully closed a $35 million financing funded by fuel tax revenues pursuant to the Authority’s Twelfth Supplemental Resolution that was approved by the Governing Board on October 28, 2021. The issuance of the 2021 Electric Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes allows

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WAPA Board Alters Payment Terms For Its Underground Electrical Projects
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the WAPA governing board on Tuesday approved payment terms on existing contracts with the companies developing the underground electrical system on St. Croix and St. John. The changes became necessary after it was determined that work on the projects could not always progress to completion

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Combative WAPA Spokesman Jean Greaux Found Shot To Death In His Car
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police confirmed that a former St. Thomas radio newscaster and prominent self-styled public relations person was found shot dead late this afternoon in a car near his home. Jean P. Greaux Jr., the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority communications director and a former Government House spokesman,

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Bryan Hails Interior's Decision To Give $1.1 Million To GVI, WAPA To Buy Electric Cars
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Applauding the $2.15 million in grants awarded by the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) to the local government and the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to advance their efforts towards electrifying their vehicle fleets, Governor Albert Bryan said the funds mark the beginning of the “Government

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