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September 3rd, 2014
Is enough being done about JVD power woes?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We were looking at having that situation resolved by the beginning of this month to the middle of this month (September) unfortunately [for] the cable that is required in order to join or replace that damaged portion of that sub-marine that supplies Jost Van Dyke, the factory ran into some delays so we haven’t received that cable as yet,” said BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) General Manager Mr Leroy A. E. Abraham.

September 2nd, 2014
UPDATE: BVIEC/Delta Pet. 4-yr deal to cost approx. $150ml

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following what was described as intense negotiations between the management of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) and Delta Petroleum BVI, the parties inked a four-year contract which is likely to amount to some $150 million over the life of the contract accounting for approximately 13 million gallons of Diesel fuel per annum.

September 2nd, 2014
'NDP Govt. reckless for disobeying Court!' - Bevis A. Sylvester

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I am saying that anyone, any being, any government body, any person who disobeys a Consent Order is reckless and I say it without refute because the court is the highest body when it relates to matters of the judiciary,” said Regional General Manager for Delta Petroleum Mr Bevis A. Sylvester as he blasted the Customs Department of the Government of the Virgin Islands which to-date has not honoured a Consent Order of the Supreme Court.

August 27th, 2014
‘BVIEC should pay for damage’ – Businessman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the constant and prolonged spates of power outages that have been plaguing the Virgin Islands recently residents and businessmen feel that it is total disregard of the BVI Electricity Corporation to take two weeks to advise residents about its problems.

June 11th, 2014
Should residents brace for increased water bills?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) have been given a hint that they should brace themselves to pay more for water supply to their homes and businesses as the government of the day is set to move forward with addressing water woes.

June 7th, 2014
Private investment in BVIEC possible – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It has been the expressed concern of many across the Territory and at some levels of management of the BVI Electricity Corporation that the NDP-led government may be considering shedding some of the load of financing the BVIEC into the hands of the private sector.

June 5th, 2014
UPDATE: No decision yet on Henry O. Creque - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the issue of the removal of the Deputy General Manager of the BVIEC Mr Henry O. Creque, Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool told this news site that no concrete decision has been made as to exactly where they will be putting him.

June 4th, 2014
No open bids for BVIEC phase five projects

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last Wednesday, May 28, 2014 the bids for the Phase 5 of the power station expansion project of the BVI Electricity Company (BVIEC) were opened.

April 10th, 2014
CGB, other areas on Tortola crippled by blackout

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Residents of Cane Garden Bay and other areas suffered a crippling blackout today April 10, 2014 which lasted hours following engine shut down and scheduled maintenance of high voltage systems by the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

March 5th, 2014
UPDATE: BVIEC working to fix broken electrical pole

EAST END, Tortola, VI - BVIEC's Deputy General Manager Mr Henry O. Creque minutes ago returned a call to this news site indicating that T&D Engineer Ms Symorne Penn has confirmed receiving the report of the broken and dangerously hanging pole at Little Dix Hill around 2:30 pm today March 5, 2014.

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