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Caribbean countries arrive to help VI restore electricity

Team of electrical workers and engineers from St. Vincent and the Grenadines arrived in the Virgin Islands to assist with electricity restoration. Photo: Team of Reporters
Team of electrical workers and engineers from St. Lucia Electric Utility (LUCELEC) to assist the Territory with electricity restoration. Photo: Team of Reporters
Team of electrical workers and engineers from St. Lucia Electric Utility (LUCELEC) to assist the Territory with electricity restoration. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Teams of electrical workers and electrical engineers have arrived some three days ago to help the Virgin Islands (VI) restore electricity to all parts of the country following Category 5 Hurricane Irma that left all Islands in the VI (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost van Dyke) and many of the Cays without power from September 6, 2017.
Teams of help that included up to 6 persons from each country from their Electrical Agencies came to the British Overseas Territory's rescue from St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Belize.
More help on the way
According to the General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation, Leroy A. E. Abraham, others are also expected shortly from Bermuda and Aruba to help with power restoration.
Mr. Abraham told our newsroom in an exclusive interview today, September 27, 2017 that the efforts from the region was also coordinated via the Caribbean Electric Services Corporation (CARILEC) of which the VI is a member and Mr. Abraham sits on the Board.
Hurricane Irma destroyed the VI
On September 6, 2017, a Category 5 Hurricane hit the British Overseas Territory of the VI leaving death, massive destruction and panic for gas, food and homelessness after some 75 percent of homes and businesses suffered major damages or were completely destroyed.

9 Responses to “Caribbean countries arrive to help VI restore electricity”

  • JACK BE STILL (27/09/2017, 12:52) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    we need help also in building temporary homes
  • Thanks (27/09/2017, 13:18) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    We welcome you. Thank you all and your country in advance for the much needed assistance.
  • Ya me born (27/09/2017, 14:49) Like (31) Dislike (5) Reply
    Hope after this we Tolians stop looking down on down island people...
    • No man's land (27/09/2017, 23:01) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      We are all humans and Jesus never intended for us to live like that after the hurricane everyone was at same level money could not even put food on table and most ppl from here evaded and went states would they like to be looked down on they went for a better life at the moment which most of us down island does ... God is showing this is no mans land but his while ppl born here or anywhere this is not ours but that of the almighty one
    • liz (28/09/2017, 04:24) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
      Hope after this "down island people" stop envy Tolians.
  • SMH (27/09/2017, 16:26) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I say a big welcome to Team SVG. Thank you for your help.
  • Welcome Prayer (27/09/2017, 23:20) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Father in Jesus name we thank you for those countries who have seen it fit to lend us a helping hand. We also thank you for those who will arrive in the days and weeks ahead. I pray now in the name of the Father, son and Holy Ghost that you will protect them as they perform their duties on a daily basis. I pray that you will bless their going out and their coming in, in Jesus name I pray. Amen!
  • apple pie (28/09/2017, 09:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good news
  • To Madam Liz (30/09/2017, 07:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't think they are at the moment lol..But fear not,and rest assured that they will help you build your enviable country back...And also reap their benefits for hard labour...Irma was a monster and if after such an event the minds of some locals are still filled with xenophobia, then maybe they deserved what happened to them.The good will always suffer for the bad but keep your heads up..Blessings will come will come soon.

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