Tag: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)

‘We Must Hold WAPA’s Feet To The Fire, Before We End Up In It With Them’: SENATOR GITTENS

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 Gittens moved to subpoena WAPA […]

Virgin Islands Government Finally Pays Its WAPA Bills (Thanks To Federal Medicaid Reimbursement)

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, announced Wednesday, along with the Department of Finance (DOF), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that all outstanding prior years and current year bills owed to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority by central government agencies, have been fully paid as of July 30. Bryan, during […]

Gittens Decries ‘Wholesale Mismanagement Of WAPA’; Subpoenas WAPA Top Brass, Public Services Commission

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority leadership and members of the Public Services Commission will be subpoenaed to appear before the 33rdLegislature to address what Senator Kenneth L. Gittens called “serious and myriad” problems at the utility. During Tuesday’s Legislative Session, Senator Gittens told his colleagues it was time to take a more […]

Senate Says $22.9 Million Of Medicaid Windfall Will Go To WAPA To Pay Its Fuel Bill

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The government is hammering out a plan to direct cash to the territory’s junk-rated power authority to prevent a fuel cutoff threatened for as early as this Sunday. The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Monday approved a bill that would send $22.9 million of a $39.5 million windfall from Medicaid to […]

WAPA Kills Power To St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island And Hassel Island

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “major” power outage was affecting three of the four major U.S. Virgin Islands since early this morning, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said. The outage “is a result of the loss of generation capacity at the Randolph Harley Power Plant,” WAPA said. “Plant personnel are working to rebuild generation […]

CEO of RetroLock Tania Tomyn Supports Territory’s Quest For Energy Efficiency

CHRISTIANSTED — Tania Tomyn, CEO of RetroLock Corporation of California, recently traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She fell in love with the Caribbean as a young girl when her parents had a second home on St. Croix, which has become their full-time residence for the past decade. Her passion for the community and the people of […]

WAPA Says Power Outage Scheduled For Oswald Harris Court Housing Tomorrow

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 30 customers on a portion of Feeder 7B will experience a power outage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said. “During this time contractor crews will perform upgrade work on service lines in the Oswald Harris Court housing community,” WAPA said.

WAPA: Let’s Maintain Potable Water Supply During Electric Power Outages

CHRISTIANSTED — In a bid to reduce disruptions of potable water service during power blackouts, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide. The approval came at the board’s monthly meeting on St. Croix. Thirteen generators will […]

SENATOR GITTENS: Privatize WAPA To Ensure Better Service To Customers

CHRISTIANSTED — The “partial privatization” of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority may represent the best opportunity for reliable and affordable service, Senator Kenneth Gittens said Friday.  The St. Croix Senator is calling for investigative hearings on WAPA so that legislators have an opportunity to chart the best course forward, which he said is […]

Governor Bryan Issues Statement On Proposed Use Of $39 Million Medicaid Reimbursement

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued the following statement today on the proposed use of a one-time $39 million Medicaid reimbursement to the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands:“The Bryan-Roach Administration has made its priorities clear to the public and will continue its work toward those priorities.” “Since taking office in January, the Bryan-Roach […]