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March 28, 2013 11:54 am  

notice it said WAPA could be asked to pay hefty fines. that means we will have the hefty fines to pay.


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March 28, 2013 1:33 pm  

Totally inept. Time to abandon that ship of fools and privatize. At least Sen. Malone is starting to talk about it


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March 28, 2013 2:07 pm  

they should fine the people who run WAPA and not let the money come from WAPA.


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March 28, 2013 3:06 pm  

Totally inept. Time to abandon that ship of fools and privatize. At least Sen. Malone is starting to talk about it

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Governments run businesses very poorly, always.


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March 28, 2013 8:30 pm  

Our VI Legislsature had the opportunity to sell WAPA yrs. ago. We would not now be in the situation we are presently in had they had the foresight to sell to Southern Energy. However, it was voted against, by some of the same morons that are still in our Senate.
"Don wahn no state side mon, tellng we how to run ting dem!" You get the drift..............:-(


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March 28, 2013 8:44 pm  

Our VI Legislsature had the opportunity to sell WAPA yrs. ago. We would not now be in the situation we are presently in had they had the foresight to sell to Southern Energy. However, it was voted against, by some of the same morons that are still in our Senate.
"Don wahn no state side mon, tellng we how to run ting dem!" You get the drift..............:-(

AMEN to Alana33's statement. Absoutely was the truth about what happened. So this law suit is the consequence of the morons actions several years ago when they ran Southern Energy out of the Virgin Islands.

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March 28, 2013 8:50 pm  

Our VI Legislsature had the opportunity to sell WAPA yrs. ago. We would not now be in the situation we are presently in had they had the foresight to sell to Southern Energy. However, it was voted against, by some of the same morons that are still in our Senate.
"Don wahn no state side mon, tellng we how to run ting dem!" You get the drift..............:-(

That's a pretty good Chucky!


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March 28, 2013 9:10 pm  

I'm really new and all but why do we still have people in power that it seems most hate? How are they getting voted back in? Someone help me understand? Are they actually being voted in or "voted" in like fake votes or something? Thanks 🙂


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March 28, 2013 9:32 pm  

I'm really new and all but why do we still have people in power that it seems most hate? How are they getting voted back in? Someone help me understand? Are they actually being voted in or "voted" in like fake votes or something? Thanks 🙂

Because the largest voting block in the Virgin Islands is government employees. The largest employer in the VI is the government.

The purpose of the government of the Virgin Islands is not to provide services to the citizens, it is to provide employment and benefits to government employees. They then will help maintain the status quo.

WAPA will not be sold. Think of all of the employees who would lose their jobs.


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March 29, 2013 3:51 am  

I'm really new and all but why do we still have people in power that it seems most hate? How are they getting voted back in? Someone help me understand? Are they actually being voted in or "voted" in like fake votes or something? Thanks 🙂

Besides...Chucky & co have the best fish frys!!! Just sayin'...


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March 29, 2013 12:04 pm  

If you are under the impression that the views voiced on the VI Moving Center are representative of the general public then you are sadly mistaken. I don't have any statistics, just personal experience, but with only a couple of exceptions every poster that I have met or at least know who they are is white and moved here from the states. That makes them a very small minority in the Virgin Islands, with different backgrounds and experiences than those who were born here. Just because there is an outspoken vocal group that strongly opposes a politician it does not mean that they are in the majority, look no further than those who oppose our current president. While I look at this site daily and value the information I get from it, I doubt that many of the views expressed here are any more representative of the general VI public than those of someone like Rush Limbaugh are of the average American. Just because certain politicians are mocked and ridiculed on this forum does not mean that a sizable percentage of the voting public does not see them as saviors.


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March 29, 2013 12:49 pm  

JE
I agree 100%. A lot of posters don't live on the islands. Some just arrived here and already have all the answers. It would be interesting to know how many posters are registered to vote. I'm registered and I vote, also attend all the fish fries. Not that it matters but I'm Caucasian, christian. tax payer and a property owner.


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March 29, 2013 12:59 pm  

I don't live on the islands. Not yet anyways. I like to post back and forth, but I wouldn't begin to start in on island politics. And a fish fry sounds tasty right about now.


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March 29, 2013 1:37 pm  

I am from here, my family goes back a dozen generations here. I am Caucasian, St.Thomian/St. Johnian crossover, raised Catholic, registered voter, taxpayer and property owner. Not that it matters. I tell it like I see and experience it. It does give one a unique perspective. Unfortunately, many people that do move here, do not ever register to vote here, get involved or speak out where and when it counts. These people really cannot complain if they do not like what our politicians and Government does, because they take no part in elections. It would make a big difference, if everyone did tho. Just saying.....................;)


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March 30, 2013 1:59 pm  

Selling WAPA would not necessarily mean that a lot of islanders would lose their jobs. A new company still would need skilled workers like linemen and mechanics. It would only impact the poor decision makers at the top of the food chain. Unfortunately, they have influence within the Senate and with the Governor. There would need to be a critical mass of citizens to lobby the Senators for a change. And many just live day to day without regard or vision for the future. The truth hurts.


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March 30, 2013 2:28 pm  

What gets me about this is that some of the violations go back to 2004 ... 9 years ago and only now the public finds out about it. There must have been a lot of failed promises by WAPA over the years ... tell them what they want to hear. Just like Hodge keeps referring to an LNG solution like it can happen by turning on a switch. Guess again.


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