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Much of WAPA’s solar farm in Estate Donoe was destroyed by last year’s hurricanes

WAPA Discusses Resiliency Plan at Energy Roundtable

At an energy roundtable held this week to discuss recovery, rebuilding and sustainability, much of the focus was on what the V.I. Water and Power Authority has done in the wake of September’s hurricanes and how officials propose to strengthen the system before the next storm season begins in June.
A St. Croix ground lizard.

Apparel Brand Boosts Awareness of Caribbean Endangered Species

St. Croix is home to several threatened species, and the recent Lacoste Save Our Species polo shirt may give local conservation efforts a welcome international boost.
Port Authority board members Jose Penn and Marvin Forbes discuss a compliance audit at Wednesday’s meeting.

VIPA Working to Repair Airports and Marine Facilities

Damian Cartwright, assistant executive director of the VIPA told the board that work is progressing on the taxiways, generators, lighting and the baggage claim at the Cyril King Airport, and that roof repairs to the Henry Rohlsen Airport should be completed by the end of April.

Court Detains Two on Cocaine Charges

Dexter Harley, a 32-year-old resident of Tortola in the BVI, and Jose Squiabro, 44 of St. Thomas, were detained Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Greer Gets 10 Years for Biting Off Piece of Man’s Ear

V.I. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay on Tuesday sentenced Emanuel Greer to 10 years in prison for an ear-biting incident that occurred in June 2016.
Federal Coordinating Officer of FEMA Region II Bill Vogel says 43 percent of the territory has had power restored. (Jamie Leonard photo)

Federal Funding for U.S. Virgin Islands Tops $1 Billion

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners have provided more than $1 billion to households, businesses, territorial agencies and flood insurance policyholders in the U.S. Virgin Islands.






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