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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

St. Thomas business

SBA Graduates Ten From Its Emerging Leaders Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has graduated 10 companies from its Emerging Leaders program in the U.S. Virgin Islands, completing the third cycle of the training series offered to small business entrepreneurs in the territory.

WAPA Is in Good Standing With CIGNA

Earlier on Friday, Human Resources Director Sabrina King Leonce said in an email to employees that the Authority and its employees are not at risk of losing health care coverage and that the Authority is in good standing with CIGNA and other healthcare coverage providers.

WAPA Implements Initial Fixes to Power Plant Reliability on St. Thomas

WAPA has begun the implementation of the first in a series of short-term solutions to address recurring electrical service interruptions across the territory, but primarily in the St. Thomas-St. John District.
Limetree Oil Refinery (File photo)

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Clean Air Act Permit for Limetree Bay Facility

After comprehensive review and evaluation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a draft for the Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit permit for Limetree Bay Terminal and Limetree Bay Refining, both located on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Economic Development Commission Board Meeting Set for Sept. 18

A U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (USVIEDC) Governing Board Decision Meeting is scheduled for12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

FirstBank Appoints Valdamier Collens New USVI Regional Executive

In this position, Val Collens will be in charge of spearheading and continuing FirstBank’s strategic growth in its USVI business operations on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

SBA to Conduct 2019 USVI Emerging Leaders Graduation

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will recognize 10 local companies that have successfully completed the executive training series.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

NY Power Authority Meets with WAPA Leadership to Solve Recurring Service Interruptions

On Wednesday evening, V.I. Water and Power Authority leadership met with representatives from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to brief the technical experts on outages that have occurred on both St. Thomas and St. Croix in recent weeks.

Caribbean Hotels Unite for Online Travel Auction, Helping Rescue The Bahamas

Hotels and resorts throughout the Caribbean basin and a resort as far afield as Austria are donating room stays that the travelling public can bid on through the Charitybuzz online fundraising portal.

WAPA Leans on Resources of New York Power Authority for Technical Assistance

As part of an ongoing working relationship with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), WAPA has asked for technical assistance in resolving ongoing electrical system issues.

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