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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The financially-strapped Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is getting new leadership. The WAPA Governing Board has named Noel Hodge, currently chief operating officer of the water system, to serve as WAPA interim executive director. Lawrence Kupfer ended his role as executive director of WAPA on Monday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A driver who was trapped inside his burning vehicle after he lost control and crashed into a utility pole in St. Thomas has died from the injuries he sustained, authorities said. Joseph Santana, 19, of Sugar Estate, was identified by next of kin as the accident victim,

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FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating a single-car accident in which a woman driving a sedan crashed into a utility pole on the highway, knocking out power to five feeders on St. Croix last night. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the western end of the Melvin Evans Highway

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Twenty-five years after Hurricane Marilyn, St. Thomas is experiencing what St. Croix went through after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hurricane Marilyn struck St. Thomas in 1995, but it only took 10 months of the coronavirus to bring Rock City down to its knees … as these photos

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) in partnership with V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it has worked “diligently” to create a sustainable renewable energy industry within the territory. The closing of the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ Matching Fund Securitization Corporation will seek to refinance nearly $1 billion in outstanding matching fund bonds this week. The Legislature approved the deal in a Special Session held Thursday night. Senators passed the bill on an eight-to-six vote. The Matching Fund Securitization Corporation is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Bill No. 33-0346, written to establish an oversight management committee for the Water and Power Authority (WAPA), will be heard in the Committee on Rules and the Judiciary today. This legislation is the brainchild of Senators Sarauw, Frett-Gregory and Vialet who have been working on this legislation

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Helsinki, Finland technology group has been awarded a contract to deliver a yet unproven power plant and energy storage system to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). The St. Croix plant will be delivered and installed on an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) basis by

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a press conference Wednesday to update residents on COVID-19, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said the government received $75 million from the federal CARES Act, which will allow for the Government of the Virgin Islands to provide a subsidy for V.I. Water and Power Authority ratepayers, assist the

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CHRISTIANSTED — A status report on the investigation of millions of dollars lost through alleged wire transfers, credit card records, copies of professional contracts and transcripts from board meetings are among the information Senator Kenneth Gittens has requested from the leadership of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority. Senator

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