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“Thanks for calling Vision 2040,” was a familiar refrain as Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. fielded phone calls and online comments Monday evening during a virtual town hall.
The Water and Power Authority Governing Board approved contracts and equipment purchases this week for projects that include putting electrical equipment underground and installing more storm-resistant composite poles.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has vetoed four bills that aim to change how the Water and Power Authority, Public Services Commission and hospital boards operate, citing separation of powers, conflicts with existing law and a lack of legal sufficiency.
The Legislature will again create a new board, this one to replace the existing Water and Power Authority Governing Board, if legislation approved unanimously in the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Tuesday becomes law.
Baby sea turtles face many obstacles to their survival, and it was no different for the 50 leatherback hatchlings that emerged from a nest on July 1 at Hull Bay beach on St. Thomas.
A group of angry Virgin Islanders staged a demonstration Tuesday at the St. Croix office of the Water and Power Authority to protest racially charged statements made on social media by Mark Kragel.
Denouncing statements made on social media by its deputy legal counsel, WAPA officials determined Monday that the power to fire him lays in the hands of the utility’s executive director.
Both the Moody's and the Fitch bond ratings agencies are concerned WAPA might default on $49 million in bonds on July 1, but WAPA spokesman Jean Greaux said Friday “we do not expect a default.
With a budget shortfall of $150 million for this fiscal year, which runs through September, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. urged residents to brace for the “financial tsunami.”
After more than two hours of discussion, a back and forth between the Public Services Commission and V.I. Water and Power Authority officials, PSC tabled the discussion until it’s next monthly meeting without taking further action.