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Under Increasing Public Pressure, Gov. Bryan and WAPA Now Say Base Rate Increase Will Not Impact Customers'…

Robert Moore | December 03, 2019

The WAPA base utility rate controversy has taken another twist.  A week before the V.I. Public Services Commission (PSC) is set to vote on whether the power authority gets the rate changes it had aggressively pushed for, the power authority wants to rewrite the request so that customers see no increase whatsoever in monthly bills as a result of the rate changes. Gov. Albert Bryan said Monday that he urged Water and Power Authority Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer to pen a letter to the PSC that requests the rate change be reduced  from a "minimal impact" on rate-payers to "zero" increase on the overall rates paid by homeowners and businesses. It is unclear if this latest development will affect the timing or outcome of the PSC decision, which is scheduled for December 12th, or whether the Kupfer request negates in any way the work by the…

DeGazon-Sponsored Bill that Would Force Gov't to Pay…

Staff Consortium | November 22, 2019

A bill sponsored by Senator Allison DeGazon that is currently held in committee, would force the Government…

As Ratepayers Protest WAPA, Bryan Urges PSC To Vote…

Robert Moore | November 19, 2019

While Virgin Islands residents and businesses spent the better part of this year in all-out protest…

Senate Committee OK'd a Full Slate of Nominations…

Robert Moore | November 17, 2019

More than a dozen nominees to various Virgin Islands governmental boards were approved by the Senate…

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