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Oldie1
(@Oldie1)
Estimable Member

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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Posted : August 20, 2017 10:07 am
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

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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Posted : August 20, 2017 11:00 am
watruw8ing4
(@watruw8ing4)
Prominent Member

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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Posted : August 20, 2017 12:13 pm
Oldie1
(@Oldie1)
Estimable Member

What other businesses does she own?

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Posted : August 20, 2017 5:36 pm
watruw8ing4
(@watruw8ing4)
Prominent Member

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

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Posted : August 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Scubadoo
(@Scubadoo)
Noble Member

What other businesses does she own?

Armstrong ice cream?

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Posted : August 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Oldie1
(@Oldie1)
Estimable Member

No, I don't think so

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Posted : August 20, 2017 10:38 pm
rosesisland
(@rosesisland)
Island Expert

Gallows Bay Hardware, among others.

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Posted : August 21, 2017 8:43 am
Beeski
(@Beeski)
Island Expert

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.

http://stthomassource.com/content/2017/08/07/wapa-board-addresses-buying-new-generators/

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Posted : August 21, 2017 9:01 am
ironheadUSVI
(@ironheadUSVI)
Reputable Member

What other businesses does she own?

Armstrong ice cream?

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

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Posted : August 21, 2017 10:48 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

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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Posted : August 21, 2017 11:08 am
vicanuck
(@vicanuck)
Noble Member

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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Posted : August 21, 2017 11:49 am
gringojj
(@gringojj)
Reputable Member

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

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Posted : August 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Oldie1
(@Oldie1)
Estimable Member

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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Posted : August 21, 2017 11:12 pm
vicanuck
(@vicanuck)
Noble Member

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

Definitely not.

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Posted : August 22, 2017 11:05 am
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