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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.

October 16th, 2017
Pay all outstanding bills- BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After being put out of service for over a month due to the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the customer service operations of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) resumes today, October 16, 2017 at Long Bush.

October 8th, 2017
Fire erupts @ BVI Electricity Power Plant, Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- It was early this morning October 8, 2017 when some employees at the state-owned BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) power plant at Pockwood Pond on the western End of Tortola smelt something burning.

July 17th, 2017
‘We have an issue with each of the new Wartsila generators’ - Henry O. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The three new 8 Megawatt Wartsila generators for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project was touted as the answer to the frequent power outages and load shedding across the Territory; however, this has not been the case.



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