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Damaged Water Line at WICO Has Cost Company $167,000 So Far; WAPA Promises to Address Problem 'Within…

Kayra Williams | November 29, 2022

The West Indian Company Limited, known as WICO, is paying between $12,000 to $15,000 a month as a result of water leakage from a damaged pipe that has cost the company $167,000 to date, WICO officials revealed during a board meeting Monday. WICO, which ended the fiscal year with a net loss of $6.2 million compared to $8 million a year earlier, said it is in negotiations with the Government Employees' Retirement System, whose property the damaged pipe also runs through, to pay half the cost. “We are in negotiations with GERS so that they can go ahead and pay half,” said WICO President and CEO Anthony Ottley during Monday's meeting. For the past three months WICO has stopped paying the bill, he said, a decision taken to "stop that hemorrhaging." Mr. Ottley said the company has been in talks with WAPA to run a new line to the WICO property.…

No Longer Starving: Local Businesses Showcase Products…

Staff Consortium | November 28, 2022

Residents and visitors congregated at the Estate Whim Museum on St. Croix Sunday to enjoy the various…

A Thanksgiving Miracle: Empty Pantry at Nonprofit…

Ernice Gilbert | November 26, 2022

Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, along with faculty and staff of the Joseph A. Gomez Elementary…

U.S. Bans Sugar Imports From Dominican Republic-Based…

Janeka Simon | November 26, 2022

Sugar from a major supplier in the Dominican Republic has been banned by the United States, after an…

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