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WAPA Board Member Calls Authority's Owed Employee Contributions to GERS Illegal, Pleads With WAPA to…

Janeka Simon | May 02, 2022

"WAPA needs to do something!" That's the call from Hurbert Turnbull, a member of the governing board of the Virgin Island Water and Power Authority. Turnbull wants management to act with urgency about outstanding payments to the Government Employees' Retirement System, and says he is uncomfortable with the current situation. The Consortium recently reported on GERS's threat to pursue legal action against WAPA for the recovery of almost $2 million owed in employee deductions and employer contributions that were never turned over to the pension system, leaving close to a hundred WAPA workers in arrears on loans underwritten by GERS. GERS had requested settlement on the issue over the course of 18 months, but WAPA's Executive Director Andrew Smith had replied that the authority could not meet that timetable, and countered with a proposal to…

Bryan Confident GERS Will Reinstate Loan Program to…

Ernice Gilbert | April 12, 2022

With newly replenished political capital following the historic accomplishment that has saved the territory's…

New WAPA CEO Hasn't Responded to G.E.R.S. Letter Offering…

Linda Straker | February 25, 2022

The Government Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees at its Thursday meeting approved a motion…

GVI and GERS Sign Agreement Dismissing All Pending…

Staff Consortium | February 24, 2022

Government House on Thursday announced that the government on behalf of all its branches entered into…

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