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March 31st, 2015
Vehicle slams into utility pole; sections of SCB in darkness

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Sections of Sea Cows Bay are now without power while traffic was backed up for some distance on the public road adjacent Sensus Health Club in Manuel Reef after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole, taking down about half a mile of utility cables moments ago, March 31, 2015.

January 6th, 2015
UPDATE: Power outage a technical glitch – Premier D. Orlando Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While many calls directly to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) continue to attract no response, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has stepped forward with an explanation for yesterday’s extensive power outage.

August 30th, 2014
Power Outage defeat Pirates in Game 7

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With his 12th strike out of the night, Neville "Sheep" Smith led Power Outage to a 6-5 victory over the Pirates on Friday August 29, 2014, in the deciding Game 7 of the Berth “Big Man” Henley Fast Pitch Softball Men’s Championship.

August 20th, 2014
Pirates stay alive in Fast Pitch Championship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Berth “Big Man” Fast Pitch Softball Men’s and Women’s Championships continued last weekend, the Pythons completed a sweep over the Hawks, but the Pirates beat Power Outage twice to take their series to Game 6.

August 13th, 2014
Pythons & Power Outage look to conclude Championship Series

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Berth “Big Man” Henley Softball Season could be all over on Friday August 15, 2014 as both the Pythons and Power Outage are just one win away from securing sweeps in the Women’s and Men’s Divisions Championships.

May 21st, 2013
UPDATE: Power restored to Tortola following island-wide outage

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A broken pipe at the BVI Electricity Corporation’s Pockwood Pond plant is reportedly the cause of island-wide disruptions to power on May 21, 2013 across the Virgin Islands.

February 12th, 2013
UPDATE: Power restored following utility pole mishap

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Power was restored to all affected areas, homes and businesses leading up to the 9 P.M. hour on February 11, 2013 after communities from Prospect Reef to McNamara in Road Town were left without electricity following an accident that occurred in the Fisher Estate area.

October 5th, 2012
Power outage forces early closure of certain Main Street businesses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Certain businesses on Main Street were forced to “lock shop” earlier than usual on October 4, 2012 due to yet another period of power outage in the area.

August 18th, 2012
UPDATE: Power restored after RT residents & businesses endure lengthy power outage

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online has now been informed by Acting Transmissions & Distribution Engineer of the BVI Electricity Corporation, Symorne Penn, that power has been restored to the area around 6:00pm this evening, August 18, 2012. She added that the Corporation is very sorry for any inconvenience that may have been caused during the power outage.

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