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WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

WAPA Board Approves Materials for Continued Recovery; Restoration Projects Top Meeting Agenda

The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) on Monday approved a number of matters related to the continued recovery and restoration of the electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.
WAPA offices on St. Croix

WAPA Secures Street Lighting Funding

In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the V.I. Water and Power Authority board secured financing for a street lighting and solar project and a refinancing that gives the authority an additional $3.5 million in federal Community Development Loan funding.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
A DPW crew works on an intersection on St. Thomas.

ALERT: DPW to Begin Pilgrim Terrace Bypass Road Repairs

Starting Tuesday, Nov. 20, Grade All Heavy Equipment Inc. will begin work on this project.
DPW's Nelson Petty takes questions from senators. (Photos by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Public Works Launches New, Improved Website

Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. said DPW has this tool as a means to deliver information to the public and was redesigned with the community in mind.

NEHA to Launch Post-Hurricane Health, Child Care and Safety Work Partnerships

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has announced it is launching a series of post-hurricane projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and parts of the U.S. mainland.

DOA Warns Consumers to Be on Alert for Stolen Meat Products

At this time of year, many animals are stolen and slaughtered in the bush and are then sold to unsuspecting consumers who could be harmed.
Polling Judge Donna Phillip, right, looks on as voters file into the UVI polling site.

Board of Elections Releases 2018 General Election Counting of Provisional Ballots

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Board of Elections of the St. Thomas-St. John District and the St. Croix District counted the Provisional Ballots. The attached unofficial report with the updated contests is attached.

St. Thomas-St. John District TWIC Enrollment Center Moves to UVI

The U.S. Department of Transportation has notified VIPA of a new, permanent enrollment center for residents on St. Thomas and St. John to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.
Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter

Corporations and Trademarks Launches 2nd Phase of New Online System

Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter encourages all business entities and trade name owners to comply with the franchise tax/annual report and renewal requirements before the end of 2018 to ensure that business entity status is active/in good standing or current in Catalyst.

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