USVIGOP extends condolences to family of WAPA lineman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Christiansted (September 13, 2017)—The Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands issued the following statement by and through its Chairman John M. Canegata.

“My deepest condolences to the family and co-workers of the fallen, this has truly saddened us here at the USVIGOP.  While we understand nothing we say or do, can bring back the life that was lost, we can certainly tell you how much Virgin Islanders appreciate the fact that you were out there working hard on their behalf” Canegata said.

Out of respect for the ultimate sacrifice made by this member of the WAPA family, a halt has been ordered to all hurricane restoration work in both districts on Wednesday. Members of the WAPA family are encouraged to use this day to reflect on the sacrifices our linemen and plant personnel make each day in producing and distributing electrical service to the people of the Virgin Islands.

“We ask that Virgin Islanders without power to remain patient during this difficult time, rest assured the good folks at WAPA will be back at it the next day” stated Canegata.

“Our party will continue to reach out to the White House and the U.S. Congress to ensure that aid and relief are provided in a timely manner. We thank President Trump for his words of encouragement and his swift actions which helped the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a $15 billion disaster relief package with a broad bipartisan majority” Canegata said.

“Please join me and my family as we pray for the continued safety of the hardworking folks at WAPA,” said Canegata of St. Croix.

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