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December 25th, 2015
BVIEC delivers Christmas Day blackout

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.

October 20th, 2015
BVIEC workers want company to pay 100% of NHI contribution

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There are reports of technical workers of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) seeking to have the company pay their portion of contributions to the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme as it is reported that because of the hazardous nature of their job they want to be considered as high risk employees.

September 22nd, 2015
Alex 'Ants' George to be laid to rest on Saturday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Alex ‘Ants’ George, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) employee who was electrocuted on August 31, 2015 will be laid to rest on Saturday September 26, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
BVIEC worker electrocuted in VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online state that a man died by electrocution in Virgin Gorda sometime this afternoon, August 31, 2015.

August 28th, 2015
Power supply to be fully restored by end of today- Leroy A. E. Abraham

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some sections of the territory continue to be without electricity due to last night’s brush of heavy winds from tropical storm Erika, General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Leroy A. E. Abraham has assured that power will be fully restored by the end of today, August 28, 2015.

July 15th, 2015
Belle Vue Gym’s power disconnected!

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – The Belle Vue Gym has been without power for the past two weeks and this news site has been able to confirm that the lights were disconnected because non-payment of the electricity bill.

July 8th, 2015
Back in SSB money! This time it's $35M for BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly on Monday July 6, 2015 approved a motion for a loan in the amount of $35 million for the completion of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Phase 5 development programme.

April 18th, 2015
BVIEC suffers transmission shutdown on Tortola

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) today April 18, 2015 suffered an island wide electricity shutdown on the main island of Tortola for about 2 and a half hours as a result of a transmission fault.

April 1st, 2015
Hon Vanterpool refuses to provide reports in HOA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has refused to provide reports and other documents in the House of Assembly, citing the Standing Orders and saying that such disclosures would be inimical to the public interest.

February 12th, 2015
UPDATE: BVIEC workers grateful for Asphalt Plant’s quick response

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Workers who had contacted this news site complaining about the emitting of pollutants from the nearby Asphalt Plant which had negatively affected them are now singing praises for the company’s prompt response.



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