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March 8th, 2016
‘No one will lose their jobs @ BVIEC’ - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) today March 8, 2016 sought to put to rest fears over the hiring of an overseas company to provide temporary services relating to training of employees to run the new power plants that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has acquired as part of the Phase V development.

March 7th, 2016
UPDATE: BVIEC Supervisor Vincent Matthew in court over death of Alex George

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) announced over a week ago via a press release that it had brought manslaughter charges against a BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) senior linesman, 53 year old Vincent Matthew made his first appearance in a Virgin Islands court house in Road Town, the capital city.

February 13th, 2016
High Voltage Cable Laying Project poorly planned- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that there was poor planning surrounding the excavation works in areas, including the Third District, where the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is laying a high-voltage cable underground as part of its Phase 5 upgrade.

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.

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