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Oldie1
August 20, 2017 07:07AM

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Can anyone explain why Elizabeth Armstrong is on the WAPA board when she doesn't trust the utility enough to use it for her hotel?

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Alana33
August 20, 2017 08:00AM

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Mapp's good buddy, just like everyone else who he places on the various boards to do his bidding and have control.

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watruw8ing4
August 20, 2017 09:13AM

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I'm not a fan of Armstrong, nor the Buccaneer. But she is a WAPA consumer in her other business endeavors. Can't blame her for protecting her main business interest. One profitable enough that it's able to sponsor its share of charitable island events and donate money for same.

Best to criticize her, and the other board members, for their lackluster overall performance on strengthening and modernizing WAPA itself. (Remembering that they have had to go to the mat with Mapp more than once this past year to get enough back payments to keep the lights on).

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Oldie1
August 20, 2017 02:36PM

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Posts: 194

What other businesses does she own?

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watruw8ing4
August 20, 2017 03:56PM

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Not going there. She's a WAPA consumer, so das macht nichts.

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Scubadoo
August 20, 2017 07:00PM

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Oldie1
What other businesses does she own?

Armstrong ice cream?

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Oldie1
August 20, 2017 07:38PM

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Posts: 194

No, I don't think so

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rosesisland
August 21, 2017 05:43AM

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Gallows Bay Hardware, among others.

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Beeski
August 21, 2017 06:01AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 643

a couple of quick thoughts:
1) who would know more about how to run a power plant, than someone who's hotel has generated its own power for more than 30 years?

2) the modernization plan calls for multiple smaller 7 Megawatt units, rather than single large 20-40 Megawatt units. This allows WAPA to ramp up / ramp down units as needed, saving fuel.

[stthomassource.com]

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ironheadUSVI
August 21, 2017 07:48AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 258

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Oldie1
What other businesses does she own?

Armstrong ice cream?

LOL.....now that's funny.

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speee1dy
August 21, 2017 08:08AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,598

so because she doesnt use wapa for her hotel means she isnt a good businesswoman ? and doesnt now how to run things?

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vicanuck
August 21, 2017 08:49AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

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rosesisland
Gallows Bay Hardware, among others.

I don't believe Elizabeth owns Gallows Bay Hardware, that's her brother Robert Armstrong.

However, I'm not certain how everything is divided up.

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gringojj
August 21, 2017 02:39PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 342

I believe they own Metro Motors and also the Toyota and Chrysler franchises on STX

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Oldie1
August 21, 2017 08:12PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 194

I never said she was not a good business woman nor did I say she didn't know how to run things.

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vicanuck
August 22, 2017 08:05AM

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I believe they own Metro Motors and also the Toyota and Chrysler franchises on STX

Definitely not.

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Jumbie
August 22, 2017 02:46PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 677

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Oldie1
Can anyone explain why Elizabeth Armstrong is on the WAPA board when she doesn't trust the utility enough to use it for her hotel?

The Buccaneer Hotel property uses electricity from WAPA as their 1st choice. I don't know whatever gave you the idea they do not. They only go to generator power as a backup to WAPA, when WAPA is down.

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singlefin
August 22, 2017 10:30PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 716

Personally, I think The Buccaneer is the nicest Hotel on the island. Its an excellent, well maintained property, with a fantastic staff.
It may have never attained 5 star status, but lets face it, STX will never draw 5 star clientele in its current condition (although it surely has the potential to).
I can't imagine a much better resume (The Buccaneer Hotel) for a board member position, for any company, public or private.

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vicanuck
August 23, 2017 08:05AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

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Oldie1
Can anyone explain why Elizabeth Armstrong is on the WAPA board when she doesn't trust the utility enough to use it for her hotel?

The Buccaneer Hotel property uses electricity from WAPA as their 1st choice. I don't know whatever gave you the idea they do not. They only go to generator power as a backup to WAPA, when WAPA is down.

The generators always seem to be running when I'm out on the golf course.

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Oldie1
August 23, 2017 09:47AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 194

Yes, just like at the Divi

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Scubadoo
August 23, 2017 12:36PM

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Posts: 2,071

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Oldie1
Can anyone explain why Elizabeth Armstrong is on the WAPA board when she doesn't trust the utility enough to use it for her hotel?

The Buccaneer Hotel property uses electricity from WAPA as their 1st choice. I don't know whatever gave you the idea they do not. They only go to generator power as a backup to WAPA, when WAPA is down.

The generators always seem to be running when I'm out on the golf course.

Are you sure it's the generators and not the water plant?

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vicanuck
August 23, 2017 12:56PM

Registered: 8 years ago
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Oldie1
Can anyone explain why Elizabeth Armstrong is on the WAPA board when she doesn't trust the utility enough to use it for her hotel?

The Buccaneer Hotel property uses electricity from WAPA as their 1st choice. I don't know whatever gave you the idea they do not. They only go to generator power as a backup to WAPA, when WAPA is down.

The generators always seem to be running when I'm out on the golf course.

Are you sure it's the generators and not the water plant?

Is the water plant run on generators?

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Scubadoo
August 23, 2017 04:23PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,071

Their water plant may sound like generators/engines running. Some are just as loud as I recall.

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vicanuck
August 24, 2017 07:57AM

Registered: 8 years ago
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Scubadoo
Their water plant may sound like generators/engines running. Some are just as loud as I recall.

Fair enough.

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singlefin
August 27, 2017 09:19PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 716

Somebody call Liz,
The power is out on the east end again ;-)

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ironheadUSVI
August 28, 2017 08:43AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 258

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singlefin
Somebody call Liz,
The power is out on the east end again ;-)

Go get a room at the Buccaneer

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