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WAPA Deploys Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has deployed the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in the St. Thomas-St.…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
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Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Rate Change Effective Jan. 1

 

As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice an increase in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) effective Jan. 1, 2012.
FUSC surcharge factor recovers the costs associated with Innovative Telephone’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government mandated program is designed to help keep telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Effective Jan. 1, there will be an increase in the charge from 15.3 percent to 17.9 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC rate will increase from $.99 to $1.16. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will experience an increase from $1.40 to $1.64 per line.
Customers will questions regarding this notice should contact the Innovative Business Office at 779-9999. Innovative’s business office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

 

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