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Bill Calling for Turnaround Company to Assess WAPA Becomes Law as Senators Override Bryan Veto

Ernice Gilbert | August 03, 2021

Senators on Tuesday overrode a Governor Albert Bryan veto of a bill sponsored by Sens. Janelle Sarauw and Kurt Vialet (with important input from Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory) that calls for a turnaround company to provide an assessment on the true state of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, and to provide measures on how to reduce the cost of electricity and water to ratepayers. The bill, No. 34-0021, also establishes the Public Services Commission as a semiautonomous agency; subjects the Waste Management Authority to regulation; and provides for resolution of customer complaints against wireless telecommunication providers and for other purposes related to the PSC and WAPA. In a 13-0 vote Tuesday (Sens. Sarauw and Milton Potter were absent) — Ms. Sarauw is out of the territory with her mother who is receiving medical care — lawmakers…

Kyle Fleming Elected New WAPA Board Chair; Jed JohnHope…

Ernice Gilbert | July 29, 2021

The V.I. Water and Power Authority Board on Thursday voted unanimously to elect V.I. Energy Office Director…

Gittens-Sponsored Bill Calls for Special Investigator…

Staff Consortium | July 27, 2021

Senator Kenneth Gittens and Monday said that given the many serious problems at the V.I. Water and Power…

WAPA Board Votes to Make Offer to CFO Candidate; Authority…

Staff Consortium | July 09, 2021

The V.I. Water and Power Authority governing board on Thursday during the executive session portion…

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Update: Power Finally Restored After 12-Hour Outage

Ernice Gilbert | June 18, 2021

Update: At about 12:02 p.m. Friday, WAPA said power was restored to the entire St. Thomas-St. John District, including Water Island and Hassle Island. Original Story: The Virgin Islands Water and Pow...

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