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New Generators Projected to Lower Energy Costs Arrive in USVI, WAPA Says They Won't Be Ready for Use…

Linda Straker | November 15, 2021

Vernon Alexander, director of project management at the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has told the Public Services Commission that the four Wartsila units or generators which arrived in the Virgin Islands last week will not be operational until February 2023.  “We will be able to achieve substantial installation, substantial completion by December of 2022, and commercial operation by February 2023,” Mr. Alexander told PSC commissioners during the commission's regular meeting Friday.  Noel Hodge, acting chief executive officer of WAPA had earlier informed the commission that the new Wartsila units had arrived in the territory. “They arrived in St. Thomas, those are four, 9 milliwatts Wartsila units which are being funded through a [U.S. Dept. of] Housing and Urban Development grant,” he said. “Those are highly efficient units that…

$39 Million Worth of 8 Percent Repayment Checks Coming…

Staff Consortium | November 03, 2021

Government employees who suffered the 8 percent wage cut enacted during the former Governor John P.…

USVI Population Drops a Stunning 18.1 Percent to 87,146…

Staff Consortium | October 28, 2021

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released the 2020 Census population and housing unit counts for the…

Bryan Removes Nighttime Curfew on Bars and Nightclubs,…

Ernice Gilbert | October 26, 2021

Governor Albert Bryan told the Consortium earlier this month he was prepared to ease Covid-19 restrictions…

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It's Over, For Now, For Limetree Bay Refining

Ernice Gilbert | July 21, 2021

Come September 19, Limetree Bay will let go its remaining employees, idle the refinery and proceed with its bankruptcy filing. The company is also hopeful that an investor will be interested in purcha...

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