The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises St. Thomas commercial entities that sustained damage from Hurricane Irma to their businesses to hold on to their waste until further notice. Please do not take debris to the landfill.
Residents are encouraged to take hurricane debris to the Bovoni Landfill or nearby bin sites during this recovery period.
VIWMA will continue to keep the community informed on the management of post hurricane solid waste.
Even at the age of 15, Amira Claxton and Trey Francis think about the future and envision changing the world for the better along with their outspoken and tech-savvy generation.
Born after 2000, they are considered Generation Z, and Claxton says her generation likes to be heard but is also willing to listen and understand different points of view.
Wednesday’s roundtable on St. Thomas included a range of local and national experts who have been working since 2015 to map the future of energy in the territory. While some of the faces were new, many of the agencies involved remained the same, and initial discussion focused on the need for all to better work together to come up with solutions.
“Grid defection is real,” ProSolar’s Peter Rosen said. “The longer you stall, the more customers are going to leave. The costs are just as high from a maintenance standpoint and, like cable or other systems, WAPA can become irrelevant. There will be no need for customers to have a grid.” ...
At an energy roundtable held this week to discuss recovery, rebuilding and sustainability, much of the focus was on what the V.I. Water and Power Authority has done in the wake of September’s hurricanes and how officials propose to strengthen the system before the next storm season begins in June.
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