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BVIEC delivers Christmas Day blackout

-feeders down, advised GM Leroy A. E. Abraham
December 25th, 2015 | Tags: BVIEC blackout Christmas Day Leroy A. E. Abraham
This news site understands that in addition to Cane Garden Bay, other areas including parts of East End were affected on the Christmas Day power outage. Photo: VINO/File
When this news site made contact with General Manager of the BVIEC Leroy A. E. Abraham, he said that the problem stemmed from three feeders being down. He said that personnel were in the field working to rectify the situation and advised that the power should be restored shortly. Photo: VINO/File
When this news site made contact with General Manager of the BVIEC Leroy A. E. Abraham, he said that the problem stemmed from three feeders being down. He said that personnel were in the field working to rectify the situation and advised that the power should be restored shortly. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While Christmas is a time associated with lights, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) today, Christmas Day December 25, 2015, delivered a blackout across sections of the Virgin Islands’ main island of Tortola.

This news site understands that in addition to Cane Garden Bay, other areas including parts of East End were affected on the Christmas Day power outage.

When this news site made contact with General Manager of the BVIEC Leroy A. E. Abraham, he said that the problem stemmed from three feeders being down.

He said that personnel were in the field working to rectify the situation and advised that the power should be restored shortly.

“We are currently working on the problem so the power should be restored in the next half an hour,” said Abraham.

Asked what seemed to be the issue, he said that personnel were trying to determine why the feeders went down.

The power outage lasted for about an hour and a half before power was restored.

29 Responses to “BVIEC delivers Christmas Day blackout”

  • E bug (25/12/2015, 13:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's not restored in East End
  • word (25/12/2015, 13:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This f still off in east end.... Leroy put on his n turned off east
  • wilful (25/12/2015, 13:04) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thats wilful. Its their way of telling us they need 40 millions for new generators. When they don't.
  • cay (25/12/2015, 13:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh bouy
  • VG (25/12/2015, 13:07) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    No power in VG either
  • wow (25/12/2015, 13:09) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Still no power in VG
  • just asking... (25/12/2015, 13:11) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the so called action man?
    • @ just asking.... (25/12/2015, 13:32) Like (12) Dislike (17) Reply
      Dealing with the Ports mess give the man a break its Christmas
      • SMH (25/12/2015, 20:30) Like (108) Dislike (0) Reply
        Forget that he needs to do his job or we have to find someone else that can do it
  • Sickofayo (25/12/2015, 13:23) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mison you see the kinna shit ayo keep doing to us in the BVI,ayo keep it up man.Thats all I gonna say.
  • Reply (25/12/2015, 13:48) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is the BVI EC the grinch that may well steal our Christmas 2015?
  • guess what? (25/12/2015, 13:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    East End has been restored now I can at least get some AC on Christmas day
  • ok (25/12/2015, 14:20) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    BVIEC workers - thank you for working hard on Christmas Day to restore power.
    • @ ok (25/12/2015, 17:33) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      Stop!!! It got nurses, doctors, and other hospital personnel, firefighters, Police, airports workers and taxi drivers all working NOW-today on xmas day, so hush
  • thanks guys (25/12/2015, 14:39) Like (16) Dislike (11) Reply
    you all are out working while we are at home eating.
  • wize up (25/12/2015, 14:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    happy holidays
  • Thanks F. strupes.. (25/12/2015, 16:55) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thanks fuxxxcckk. Strupes. It won't suppose to go off in the first place. They get double time pay while our light bill sky rocket. Gas prices low low low and light bill can't come down..enough stress in this country to kill you..
  • one thing i could say (25/12/2015, 17:07) Like (35) Dislike (4) Reply
    This never happened under a VIP government.
  • If. (25/12/2015, 17:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    If Frazer was Chief he would make myron pay.. Dr. Smith nice but he weak..Ronnie and Kendrick they are strong people tell Myron to pay the people..
    • wize up (26/12/2015, 08:35) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ if: the sad thing about this issue; the foreign bands were paid while the local bands still suffering for the little pocket change: the same thing will happen next year; the big bucks are handed over to foreign musician: the only time the VI Landers are treated with respect is during an election campaign( yep, once every 4 -years)
      • LOL (26/12/2015, 09:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

        He made sure all his island man them got paid.

        • I'm going to refuse festival gigs. (26/12/2015, 11:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          I hear from my source that a few back benchers are begging MVW to pay everybody.. While some are concern with making sure those in their district get paid...I am going to refuse festival gigs as long as MVW is the minister..
      • @wise up. (26/12/2015, 11:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        True. So true. I agree with you 100%. They are going to come been nice in two years and give a band or two big money to sing something nice about them.. There is a shock waiting for them.
  • santa (26/12/2015, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ho ho ho, lump of coal, lump of coal!


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