St. John business

From left, Don Moreland, Karen Hauer, Brad Camry’s and Kenneth Haldin gather before their Solarize St. John presentation Wednesday.

Solarize St. John: New Rebate Opportunities Now Available

Continuing a successful campaign in 2019 to lower solar energy costs on St. John and help the island paradise become carbon-free, a new round...
Attorney Tom Bolt (Photo from the BoltNagi PC website.)

Uniform Law Commission Appoints Attorney Tom Bolt to Study Committee

The Uniform Law Commission has appointed Tom Bolt, managing attorney of BoltNagi PC, to its study committee on mitigation of public health emergency business disruptions.

WAPA Prepares for Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Each year since the 2017 hurricanes, WAPA takes the lessons learned and finetunes its approach to emergency storm response, safety, overall preparedness and recovery response.

Oriental Bank Supports Community Health With $20,000 Donation

Beneficiaries include the Juan F. Luis Hospital, the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections, Virgin Islands National Guard and Virgin Islands Department of Justice.
Lawrence Kupfer, executive director WAPA, addresses the issue of payments to Vitol during Wednesday's Senate discussion. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

WAPA Board Approves Favorable Action on Several Items

The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) on Thursday took favorable action on several items pertaining to long-term mitigation projects aimed at hardening the utility’s electric and water systems.

Viya Reminds Public of Emergency Preparedness As Hurricane Season Begins

The Viya team regularly collaborates with VITEMA on a series of training initiatives and continues to support VITEMA’s efforts to keep the public informed of all natural disasters including hurricanes.

Viya Upgrades to Its Fixed and Wireless Networks

Viya has been working diligently to increase bandwidth on all islands to facilitate faster speeds and to ensure that its customers have the best communication experience.

Roach Thanks Local Banks, Informs Small Businesses of Ongoing PPP Loans

Local banks such as Banco Popular, Bank of St. Croix, FirstBank, Merchants Commercial Bank and Oriental Bank received and approved applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

Roach Encourages Farmers, Fishermen to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Help at SBA

An individual cannot apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan at local banks. Farmers and fishermen are required to go directly to the Small Business Administration website.

WAPA’S Access to Propane Supply Won’t Be Impacted by Changes to Fuel Supplier Vessels

An operational change in the vessels used to supply WAPA with propane fuel will not have any adverse impact on the availability and supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel for power generation in the territory.





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