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WAPA Completes Investigation Of Social Media Posts

Jun 23, 2020

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The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Corporate Communications
NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jean P. Greaux, Jr., Director of Corporate Communications
340-774-3552 extension 2147 or 340-244-7330
communications@viwapa.vi / www.viwapa.vi

June 23, 2020

WAPA COMPLETES INVESTIGATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

 

     Following the completion of the internal review process outlined by its personnel policies and procedures, the individual responsible for social media posts this past weekend is no longer employed with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority. 

     As WAPA CEO Lawrence J. Kupfer communicated to all WAPA personnel on Monday, June 22, 2020, “I strongly condemn any action, statement, post, or other form of conduct that seeks to undermine or denigrate the nationwide effort to end racism in policing and in our society generally.”  Equally importantly, WAPA denounces any actions that would lead its employees, customers, and other stakeholders to question the Authority’s firm and steadfast commitment to serving and representing the entire Virgin Islands community and providing opportunities for present and future generations. 

     WAPA fully supports all efforts to eradicate racism in this country and going forward, our leadership team will be working to explore other ways in which to reinforce and foster an environment of inclusivity and sensitivity that is consistent with the Authority’s fundamental mission and values.  “Repairing the deep wounds that have been created will not occur overnight, but important work is underway and represents an important priority for the Authority,” Kupfer said.

    Kupfer also thanked WAPA employees and members of the Virgin Islands community for their patience in allowing the Authority to address these matters in accordance with its internal processes.  

 

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