Tag: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)

ST. JOHN SECOND! WAPA Makes A Renewed Push To Restore Electricity To The Smallest Virgin Island … Where 100 Percent Of Its Power Grid Was Destroyed

CRUZ BAY: An aerial view of St. John’s biggest town from Sept. 10, 2017 — four days after Hurricane Irma. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY –– The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said there was a renewed focus on St. John on Wednesday where fully 100 percent of the electrical distribution system was destroyed […]

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 […]

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 […]

MAPP: We Will Wait For 260 Workers From U.S. Mainland To Connect The Territory With Electricity … Governor Says They Arrived Today … St. Croix Will Be Last!

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Mapp-Potter Administration said that the majority of U.S. mainland workers will begin work on St. Thomas immediately. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that the workers will concentrate on energizing St. Thomas first, and then move workers and equipment to St. Croix. “Governor Mapp and Lt. Governor (Osbert) Potter are pleased to […]

Tributes Pour In For WAPA Lineman Jason Julius Who Accidentally Electrocuted Himself To Death in Sugar Estate During Power Restoration Efforts On Tuesday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said one of its linemen, Jason Julius, was accidentally electrocuted and died on Tuesday while working in the Sugar Estate area of St. Thomas as part of a WAPA electrical restoration crew. “I must express my sincerest and deepest condolences to the family of […]

WAPA Thug Jean Greaux Rakes St. Croix For Saying That It Does Not Have Power Seven Days After Tropical Storm Force Winds Gently Brushed The Island: September 20 Is ‘The Authority”s Goal For Completion

MAJOR PROBLEM: The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s primitive way of producing electricity is polluting the islands and ruining American Paradise for natives and visitors alike. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) spokesman, Jean Greaux, who has threatened members of the national press who vowed to print […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fire Near The Big Cock Bar & Grill In Stoners Alley Leaves Structure With Smoke, Fire And Water Damage In St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Fire Services personnel assigned to the Hotel Company Fire Station responded to a structural fire at #67 Kronprindsen Gade. When fire personnel arrived on the scene near the Big Cock Bar & Grill in Stoners Alley about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, they found a one-story wooden structure engulfed […]

BLACKLASH! Two Days Before A Storm Is Expected To Reach St. Croix, WAPA Plunges The Big Island Into Darkness For Six Hours … For No Reason At All!

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Two days before Invest 91L was expected to reach the territory, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) plunged St. Croix into darkness for nearly six hours. At least 14,000 WAPA customers were affected as a light drizzle fell on St. Croix accompanied by 19 mile-per-hour winds. Officially, the quasi-government […]