Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Governing Board Chairman Daryl "Mickey" Lynch has extended condolences to the family of Gerard Luz James on behalf of the Board, executive management, and the men and women of WAPA. "We mourn the passing of a distinguished statesman, a committed Virgin Islander, and a devoted patriarch," Lynch said. James served on the Governing Board from December 1999 until his term expired in December 2002. He served as Chairman of the Economic Development & Legal Committee. "Luz was determined to improve WAPA's service to our customers and during his tenure made many valuable contributions which have enhanced our operations," Lynch said.
WAPA's Executive Director Albert Bruno-Vega said that James generously used his role as an on-air radio personality to help WAPA bring important information and clarity to issues that concern Virgin Islands electrical and water customers. He was supportive of WAPA workers whether in the offices or on the field. "Even after his retirement from the Governing Board, G. Luz James always had the best interest of the Authority at heart. He would often come into the St. Croix business office just to say hello. With his humorous outgoing personality and his confident manner, our customer service staff can tell you that his visits always brightened their day," Bruno-Vega said.
"We at the V.I. Water and Power Authority join our prayers with the countless others that go out to the James family that Luz will rest in eternal heavenly peace," Lynch concluded.
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