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November 29th, 2017
Paid Ad: ‘We Thank You!’- Brewer’s Bay businesses

You will recall that two Category 5 hurricanes struck the Virgin Islands in the month of September 2017, taking off almost all galvanised roofs from houses and businesses and knocking out electricity to the entire Territory.

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 1st, 2017
7 hospitalised in STT for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — With thousands of generators now buzzing daily across the US Virgin Islands (USVI), which is still mostly without electricity, the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning has grown urgent, with [US] Virgin Islands (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards revealing on Monday October 30, 2017 that 7 persons were hospitalised after inhaling the colourless gas.

October 24th, 2017
Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited donates 50 generators in support of VI community

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited today, October 24, 2017, announced that it is providing the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Government with 50 Generators to be distributed in the territory

September 16th, 2016
BVIEC technical staff will not lose their jobs – Henry O. Creque

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Technical staff of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) slept comfortably last night as it was publicly announced yesterday September 15, 2016 that they will not lose their jobs to Wartsila’s arrangement with the local power company.

August 23rd, 2016
Transporting of remaining BVIEC generators on hold

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The transporting of the remaining two Wartsila generators for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project will be delayed due to a mechanical problem with the transporting hauler.

August 22nd, 2016
Scheduled power outages upsetting residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the scheduled power outages are reportedly necessary for the safe transporting of the three Wartsila generators from Port Purcell to Pockwood Pond, this has not stopped residents from expressing their discomfort, especially on social media.

August 20th, 2016
BVIEC taking extreme precautions in carrying generators to Pockwood Pond

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of a deep water harbour in Pockwood Pond, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) had no alternative but to offload its three new Wartsila generators for the Phase V Power Development Project at Port Purcell.

August 19th, 2016
‘Light at the end of the tunnel’- Leroy A. E. Abraham

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has begun to offloaded its three Wartsila power generating sets for the Phase V Power Development Project, which is geared towards tackling the power woes hitting the territory.

August 18th, 2016
Three new generators arrive for BVIEC’s Phase V Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the frequent power outages being experienced in the territory due to load shedding and other issues, residents would welcome the news that three new engines have arrived for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project, although they are not expected to be added to the grid until in December.

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