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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, May 21, 2022

WE'RE BACK

It turns out the Virgin Islands is not the only place that has power surges. One big one in Florida took down the host for the Source publications, along with a lot of other network operations at 7 a.m. Thursday morning. But the Source is back thanks to ingenuity and hard work on the part of technicians in Florida.
When a huge power surge on a high power transmission line took out the transformer at a large commercial complex in Boca Raton, Fl, causing extensive damage, the generator kicked in. However, the damage caused by the initial surge caused the transformer on the backup circuit to fail.
One of the businesses housed at the complex was the network operations for OnePaper Inc., the host of the Virgin Islands Source publications.
After working all day to repair the damage and restore power it was discovered that components in the network operations center had been destroyed, along with several others in the complex, and had to be replaced.
Parts were flown in and the technicians worked all night to replace the damaged components, thus restoring the Source early Friday morning.
All in all, we have to congratulate OnePaper for such a quick recovery – in less than 24 hours – under unpredictable and difficult circumstances.
We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience and thank you for the concern which has been expressed by many of you that you had lost your Source.
You haven't and won't.
Shaun A. Pennington
Publisher

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It turns out the Virgin Islands is not the only place that has power surges. One big one in Florida took down the host for the Source publications, along with a lot of other network operations at 7 a.m. Thursday morning. But the Source is back thanks to ingenuity and hard work on the part of technicians in Florida.
When a huge power surge on a high power transmission line took out the transformer at a large commercial complex in Boca Raton, Fl, causing extensive damage, the generator kicked in. However, the damage caused by the initial surge caused the transformer on the backup circuit to fail.
One of the businesses housed at the complex was the network operations for OnePaper Inc., the host of the Virgin Islands Source publications.
After working all day to repair the damage and restore power it was discovered that components in the network operations center had been destroyed, along with several others in the complex, and had to be replaced.
Parts were flown in and the technicians worked all night to replace the damaged components, thus restoring the Source early Friday morning.
All in all, we have to congratulate OnePaper for such a quick recovery – in less than 24 hours – under unpredictable and difficult circumstances.
We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience and thank you for the concern which has been expressed by many of you that you had lost your Source.
You haven't and won't.
Shaun A. Pennington
Publisher