It is with hesitation that I write this letter, but something has to be said. I have lived here now for approximately a year with my husband. We love St. Thomas. We love the people first, the island and ocean second. After visiting here every year for 28 years, we understand what it takes to live on an island. Patience!!!

We live in an area of the East End that, like most districts, has lost electrical power far too much lately. I don’t understand why this is happening when there is fairly new equipment. We are senior citizens and are afraid of falling if it is dark and we only have a flashlight. We can’t cook because we only have electrical appliances. We don’t have a generator. I did not understand that you MUST have a generator in order to live day-to-day in the islands because WAPA can’t seem to keep new equipment running.