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A WAPA line truck. (File photo)

Despite Hurricanes, WAPA Keeps an Eye on Consent Decree

In spite of the challenges presented by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the V.I. Water and Power Authority won praise in District Court Monday for meeting its obligation to improve air quality around the Randolph Harley Power Plant.
Former VIWMA Executive Director Roger Merritt, who left his position Tuesday.

Court Hearing Reveals VIWMA Leadership in Disarray

The V.I. Waste Management Authority’s executive director, chief financial officer, and solid waste manager have all departed the semi-autonomous agency in the past two weeks, testimony at a District Court hearing revealed Wednesday.
Ivan James

Crime Stoppers Offers $10,000 Reward for Homicide Suspect Ivan James

The anonymous tip service, Crimes Stoppers USVI, is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Ivan James, a suspect in the double homicide that took place Feb. 17 at the Cockpit Coliseum in Estate Glynn.
Ophelia Torres back home on St Thomas, tells her story about becoming a V.I. medical evacuee.

V.I. Medical Evacuee, Part 2: ‘We were Refugees’

Ophelia Torres was one of more than 700 Virgin Islanders whose lives were thrown into chaos when they were evacuated for medical reasons. This is the second part of her story about her experiences on Puerto Rico.

Water Standards – Not Water Quality – Changing

The water quality at Virgin Islands beaches has stabilized following months of heightened warnings about possible pollutants resulting from the September hurricanes and their aftermath.
From left, Sens. Tregenza Roach and Myron Jackson speak with CAHS principal Alcede Edwards about the state of the school.

Senators Tour Damaged Schools, See Opportunities to Rebuild

Senators touring public schools Wednesday saw firsthand the damage wrought by September’s hurricanes. Many saw it as an opportunity to rebuild 'better learning environments' for students.
A group of Congressional staffers tours Schneider Regional Medical Center last week as part of their tour of the territory gathering information on the state of the recovery. (Government House photo)

Congressional Staffers Visit to Review V.I.’s Recovery Efforts

A visiting delegation of Congressional staffers visited the U.S. Virgin Islands to gather information about the territory's ongoing recovery effort, meeting with members of Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp’s cabinet.
Water and Power Authority Board Member Elizabeth Armstrong (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Board Approves Management Bonuses, Composite Pole Contracts

The V.I. Water and Power Authority governing board approved bonuses for top management at its regular meeting Monday on St. Croix to reward their work in the aftermath of last fall's hurricanes.
Acting WAPA Executive Director Clinton Hedrington testifies at a recent Legislative hearing. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

WAPA Moves Forward On $75 Million in Federal Disaster Loans

The V.I. Water and Power Authority Governing Board approved resolutions at an emergency meeting Tuesday that are part of the process of securing a $75 million Community Disaster Loan.
Alvis Christian

Black History Month: Alvis Christian

Almost 20 years ago, a love of history took Alvis Christian across the ocean to an island off the coast of Senegal and a place called the House of Slaves.





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