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Teachers Unions Won’t Forgive and Forget Retro Pay

The St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John locals of the American Federation of Teachers on Thursday vehemently rejected plans to have employees forego retroactive pay in exchange for raises now.

Fuel Supplier Takes WAPA to Court for $24.6 Million in Overdue Bills

Trafigura Trading LLC, which once supplied WAPA with all of its No. 2 fuel oil, has filed a complaint against the authority for failure to pay an outstanding balance of almost $25 million.

Ocean Thermal Energy Company Study Finds: OTEC Feasible

A company trying to persuade the territory to contract it to build a commercial-scale ocean thermal electricity production plant told the V.I. Legislature it concluded it was feasible.

Government Energy Efficiency Efforts Paying Off

Investments in energy efficiency in the territory's schools and hospitals are saving the government and taxpayers more than $3.2 million in utility bills every year, according to Energy Systems Group.

My Brother’s Workshop Opens House to the Public and St. Croix Chamber

With pride in their voices, wide smiles and a spring in their step, young men who are part of My Brother's Workshop gave tours Wednesday of the facility they are rehabilitating on St. Croix.

GERS Wants to Set the Record Straight About Investments

GERS Administrator Austin L. Nibbs said Tuesday that misinformation about the failing pension system’s investment portfolio may be obscuring the larger issue of its huge unfunded liability.

St. Croix Propane Conversion Under Way

WAPA completed the first day of work commissioning St. Croix’s first generator to burn propane, which included final preparations for the Estate Richmond power plant to accept propane fuel.

EDA Kicks Off Public Education Campaign at Local Schools

The Economic Development Authority kicked off a public education campaign Tuesday, addressing “myths” about the organization and speaking to students about job and scholarship opportunities.

Weekly Update: One New Zika Case Confirmed on St. Croix

On Tuesday the V.I. Department of Health reported one new case of Zika in a woman on St. Croix. To date, 12 of the 13 Zika cases have occurred on St. Croix, but there are pending cases from all three islands.

Bill Would Move V.I. to Single Elections Board

There will be a single board of elections with 14 members; seven from each V.I. district, if legislation approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee is approved by the full Senate.

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