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V.I. Officials Revisiting Internet Gambling

Walking into the casino in Christiansted on St. Croix or the Parrot Club in Cruz Bay, it would not be odd to see most of the gambling done by locals instead of tourists.
Committee of the Whole Chairman Sen. Novelle Francis Jr. asks for an open and honest conversation with WAPA during Friday’s hearing. (“Photos by Chaunte Herbert, Legislature of the Virgin Islands.)

Legislature Grilling of WAPA Devolves into “Melee”

Tension ran high Friday as Senators, meeting as the Committee of the Whole, grilled officials of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority devolved into chaos and decorum was relegated to the background.

Bright Beach Lights Pose Hazard for Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Baby sea turtles face many obstacles to their survival, and it was no different for the 50 leatherback hatchlings that emerged from a nest on July 1 at Hull Bay beach on St. Thomas.

WAPA Board OKs Generators, Batteries for St. John

The Water and Power Authority board authorized the utility to negotiate a contract with Wartsila for emergency generators and battery storage system on St....

WAPA to Resume Disconnections for Non-Payment

Beginning this month, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will resume disconnections. Of particular importance to WAPA are those customers who have...

WAPA Restores Major Electrical Service Interruption in District

A district-wide electrical service interruption affected the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, Hassel Island and Water Island on Wednesday night after one generating...

WAPA Fine Tunes Operating Systems of Generating Units at Power Plant...

In the wake of recent major electrical service interruptions in the St. Thomas - St. John district, engineers at WAPA have determined the cause,...

WAPA Board Approves Continued Hurricane Season Preparations

The governing board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority granted approvals Thursday to facilitate the utility’s continued preparations for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane...

WAPA Service Interruption Scheduled for June 19

Approximately 100 customers on St. John Feeder 7E will experience an electrical service interruption on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, as crews make permanent repairs...

WAPA Details Plans to Use Grants to Harden Electrical Systems

The majority of federal funding approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the hardening of WAPA’s electrical systems will go towards the undergrounding...