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September 11th, 2018
SOL St Lucia wins major BVIEC fuel contract over Delta Petroleum

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands’ Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), has awarded a major fuel contract to SOL St Lucia Limited (Ltd), to supply the government run utility with fuel and lubricants for the next five years.

August 8th, 2018
Critical Pump Stations never constructed—Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the Territory braces for the peak of yet another hurricane season, residents are now learning that critical Pump Stations have not been completed and as such several pumps—required to provide a stable water supply—are now gathering dust instead, at the Water and Sewerage Department.

July 17th, 2018
Tortola, VG and JvD, suffered power outage; cause unknown

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- It was before 6:00 A.M. this morning, July 17, 2018, that there was almost a nationwide power outage. Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke along with many of the Cays lost electricity for a few hours.

May 21st, 2018
$10M payout to BVIEC on insurance claim from Nagico

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that Nagico Insurances has made good on another hurricane related claim. The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is the most recent to benefit from a claim settlement following the horrific destruction inflicted by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

February 22nd, 2018
Residents & businesses strongly dispute BVIEC claims of 95% plus restoration

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Earlier this week the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) claimed in public statements that it had restored some 98% of electricity on Tortola and 95% on Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke.

January 9th, 2018
Overseas linemen briefly down tools over 'late' payments

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Word just in to our newsroom is that a number of linemen who came to the Virgin Islands to assist in the restoration of the electricity infrastructure following the destruction of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, downed tools this morning, January 9, 2018 over late payments.

December 24th, 2017
BVIEC facing slowdown of power restoration; culprits: BVI Cable TV & Flow

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many in the community are praising the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) for a ‘job well done’ in restoring many parts of the Virgin Islands with power after two powerful category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, destroyed the electrical grid, others are complaining that they are not moving fast enough; but there is yet another challenge.

November 28th, 2017
Almost 3 mths after Hurricane Irma, North Sound & 95% of JVD without power

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has claimed that the Virgin Islands (VI) is “back on its feet and open for business” the reality on the ground is completely the opposite.

November 10th, 2017
‘Several instances’ of generators feeding back into power lines- Henry O. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the influx of generators to the Virgin Islands (UK) after Hurricane Irma destroyed power lines, transformers and poles, leaving the territory without electricity on September 6, 2017, there has always been the concern of safety, especially the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and incorrectly connecting generators to homes and causing the power to feed back into the lines of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

November 7th, 2017
Power restoration to entire VI may take 'a month less'- Henry O. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although shying away from saying exactly when power would be restored to the entire Territory following the destruction to the electricity infrastructure by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, Deputy General Manager of BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Mr Henry O. Creque has said it is estimated to take a month less with the additional help being received.





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