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Admin Complex AC malfunctions again! Treasury Dept closed

- building 'opened up' & fans brought in
The Air-Conditioning (AC) system in the Central Administration Complex on Wickham's Cay I has malfunctioned again, forcing workers to operate with fans and open windows while technicians work to get the system back up and running. Photo: VINO/File
Virgin Islands News Online received reports that some departments were closed for the remainder of the day, however, this was refuted by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Anthony S. McMaster who told Virgin Islands News Online that while no AC in the building is working, fans were brought in and the windows of the Complex opened up to keep the place cool so that the work of the Government would continue. Photo: VINO/File
Virgin Islands News Online received reports that some departments were closed for the remainder of the day, however, this was refuted by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Anthony S. McMaster who told Virgin Islands News Online that while no AC in the building is working, fans were brought in and the windows of the Complex opened up to keep the place cool so that the work of the Government would continue. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Air-Conditioning (AC) system in the Central Administration Complex on Wickham's Cay I has malfunctioned again, forcing workers to operate with fans and opened windows while technicians work to get the system back up and running.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, however, some workers are not keen to continue working until the AC system is fixed.

Director of Communications Arliene T. Penn confirmed an AC unit problem at Central Administration Complex but said a scheduled press conference with Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith on the Panama Papers leak will go ahead. A press release from the Department of Information has since stated that the press conference will be held at 4pm instead of 2pm at the Premier's Office Conference Room.

Virgin Islands News Online received reliable information that the Treasury Department was closed for the remainder of the day, however, this was challenged by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Anthony S. McMaster who told Virgin Islands News Online that while no AC in the building is working, fans were brought in and the Complex "opened up" to keep the place cool so that the work of the Government would continue.

"To my knowledge no department has been closed off...and we have technicians on the roof working on the problem as we speak...to my knowledge all offices are open."

However, according to a senior source in the Treasury Department, service to the public has stopped due to the department being without AC.

Mr McMaster further said technicians from Puerto Rico are also scheduled to arrive in the territory tomorrow to address the problem so workers can return to work on Monday to a working AC system.

It was on February 26, 2016 that workers in the Complex were sent home due to the Air Conditioning (AC) system malfunctioning.

Operations at the Complex had resumed on Monday February 29, 2016.

21 Responses to “Admin Complex AC malfunctions again! Treasury Dept closed”

  • SMH (08/04/2016, 13:45) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    look how the NDP running the country
  • SMH (08/04/2016, 14:02) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    They using fans in a big office building
  • Thing to talk (08/04/2016, 14:34) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    The admin was poorly designed from the get go. Windows should have been able to open to let the good ocean air pass in not just the breez way mold in the building still due to poor design
  • vip fan (08/04/2016, 14:49) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ayo voters tex dat
  • wize up (08/04/2016, 15:11) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    The treasury been closed....!!!!????
  • Lily Ann (08/04/2016, 15:52) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why is this news????? Things dont tend to break down??/ And hear these blind sheep about NDP this and NDP that ... Stuuups !!1 Sickening...
  • Virgin Islander (08/04/2016, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Agree with thing to talk. I remembered clearly when this project was initiated it was said our brightest engineer will oversee the project. If you look at this individual record you'll see everything he oversaw is sub standard. Having the same problems with the hospital.
  • cay (08/04/2016, 17:04) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    And i needed my dam cheque
  • musa (08/04/2016, 17:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    cay that is the reason the ac broke down on friday
  • bad boy (08/04/2016, 18:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    wat about the public library no ac and drinking water wat a shame
  • College Student (08/04/2016, 18:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who cares? 50% of the time, the AC at the college isn't working and we have to stay there and learn in conditions like that...
  • how ironic (08/04/2016, 18:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Purposely only on fridays.
  • Nod. (08/04/2016, 19:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmmmm. Things really falling apart in this place. This government seem like they don't have a clue of how to manage, no idea how to govern ..Its really sounding and looking bad.
  • Think. (08/04/2016, 21:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The light bill too high. Too many outstanding light bill. Have to reduce. AC burn plenty electricity.
  • Wes (08/04/2016, 22:17) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Even the AC catching hell under NDP
  • crazy (08/04/2016, 23:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here we go again.....!!!!!..
    Given the levels of corruption in the BVI that took place in the complex late at nights
    over the last 5 years along with the high perception of corruption by the public eve the AC had enough!
  • mvw (08/04/2016, 23:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You really blind for true. Treasury clsoe early today so before him get caught with him hand inna de cookie jar
  • What the heck (10/04/2016, 15:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen to this place........if they no that the Ac thin acting up tell the people to don't come back until it get fix or find some little thing they could do while that fixing ....That's stupidness this is the second time that happen and NDP my foot outta ayo mouth is just the NDP.........Fix the AC the man and stop blaming the NDP for nonsense


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