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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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St. John’s Property Tax Issue Aired Again

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter said he came to listen at his Wednesday town meeting at the Legislature building on St. John, and he got an earful from some St. John residents about their property tax woes.

Senate Panel Votes to Lift 2025 Sunset For Residential Net Metering

Residential net metering customers with less than 10-kilowatt solar systems selling power to the V.I. Water and Power Authority will continue to get maximum full-price net metering payments after 2025, if a bill approved in committee Wednesday becomes law.

Tourism Seeks Applicants for N.Y. Internship

The Tourism Department in conjunction with its public relations agency, Development Counsellors International, is seeking applicants for a summer 2015 internship in New York City, Tourism said Wednesday in a news release.

WAPA Announces Tentative Rotation Schedule

WAPA announced tentative electrical service interruptions to small sections of St. Thomas feeders for Wednesday evening while the agency works to complete the repair of two generators following weekend incidents.

Crime Stoppers: A Gruesome Crime Against a Horse

Crime Stoppers asks you to continue to make the USVI one of the safest places to live, work and raise a family. Let’s make sure that no crime goes unsolved.

NOAA Scientists Mapping New Areas of Seafloor on 12th V.I. Visit

A host of new data for the study and management of the Virgin Islands' extensive marine resources will soon be available, thanks to scientists making their 12th annual visit to the territory this month.

Three More Companies Found with Methyl Bromide, Planning Says

Two extermination companies on St. Croix and one more on St. Thomas have stocks of pesticide containing methyl bromide, the Planning and Natural Resources Department indicated in a press release issued Tuesday evening.

WAPA Continues Rotation Schedule into Evening

The V.I. Water and Power Authority announced tentative electrical service interruptions to small sections of St. Thomas feeders for Tuesday evening, as warranted.

WAPA Engages Two-Hour Rotating Power Outage Schedule

The V.I. Water and Power Authority will employ a limited rotating service interruption schedule beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday while it works to build enough generation capacity to adequately support the power demand of the St. Thomas - St. John district.

Breaker Failure Interrupts Service Again; WAPA Implements Rotation Schedule

A breaker failure on Unit 15 at WAPA's St. Thomas generating plant Monday evening caused a new round of blackouts, just as the authority was preparing to publish a tentative rotating outage schedule.

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