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Finally a sense of normalcy! Electricity being restored to North Sound

- Flow BVI makes significant plug
Residents of North Sound, Virgin Gorda are now feeling a sense of normalcy, since electricity has been restored to their homes and business. Photo: Team of Reporters
A team of linemen from Jamaica and St Vincent is pictured as they plant poles and run electricity and fiber optic cables in North Sound Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
A team of linemen from Jamaica and St Vincent is pictured as they plant poles and run electricity and fiber optic cables in North Sound Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
The linemen were brought in by FLOW BVI to assist the BVI Electricity Corporation with reconnecting the Virgin Gorda community. Photo: Flow BVI
The linemen were brought in by FLOW BVI to assist the BVI Electricity Corporation with reconnecting the Virgin Gorda community. Photo: Flow BVI
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Some residents of North Sound, Virgin Gorda, can now breathe a sigh of relief as electricity has been restored to their homes and businesses.

"We were very frustrated seeing all the works to restore power in the Vaĺley (Virgin Gorda) and nothing was happening here but I must say they are coming through for us slowly but surely," said a North Sound resident, who gave his name only as Mr Creque.

Another resident, Ms A. E. Haŕrigan, said,"I still strongly feel much more could have been done given the time frame we out of both power and water. Water has always been an issue for us up here and I don't see it getting any better after the destruction of Irma to tell you the truth but we are thankful to the team that have put in the task so that we can get some light up here other than moon light."

Flow to the rescue

Flow BVI recently announced that they have made a significant plug for Virgin Gorda, resulting in residents being reconnected with electricity.

The telecommunications company said they offered to assist the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) by bringing in a team of linemen to help plant poles, as well as run electricity and fiber optic cables in North Sound. 

Commenting on the partnership, Country Manager, Colin MacDonald explained that the collaboration is in line with Flow BVI’s mission of Connecting Communities; Transforming Lives. 

He said, “As part of our restoration efforts in the BVI community and to help reconnect our customers we are pleased to have been able to sponsor a team of linesmen from our neighbours in Jamaica and St Vincent. The men were extremely willing to come and assist with helping the BVIEC to rebuild the Territory’s electrical infrastructure, especially on Virgin Gorda which is one of the BVI’s key tourism hubs.” 

MacDonald added, “We understand how it important it is for the Territory to have a strong, resilient and stable telecommunications infrastructure in line with the overall vision of a new BVI economy, tourism product and business services, and Flow looks forward to bringing on leading edge technologies to achieve this.”

Flow also suffered significant damage to its mobile and data equipment during the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. 

Nevertheless, Flow is committed to helping to rebuild a stronger Virgin Islands and is working to restore full telecommunications services to the entire Territory, including fixed line and broadband services.

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http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/almost-3-mths-after-hurricane-irma-north-sound-95-of-jvd-without-power

11 Responses to “Finally a sense of normalcy! Electricity being restored to North Sound”

  • Xxx (14/12/2017, 19:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Finally!
  • wize up (14/12/2017, 19:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Over 90% of the poles were down and having back power before 2018 is a good sigh
  • Truth (14/12/2017, 22:55) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    this is fake news for only the Bond has power why them lying?
    • wize up (15/12/2017, 07:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ truth: election might be next year!!!!
    • watching (15/12/2017, 08:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ TRUTH; How is it fake news? The article clearly said, SOME residence of North Sound, ( the keyboard word here is SOME), it didn’t says the entire North Sound area. It’s good to read and comprehend. The Bond is a part of North Sound.
  • big fan (15/12/2017, 00:24) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVIEC are the hardest working folks I know!! Thank you!!
  • VG (15/12/2017, 08:31) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    VGROC was very instrumental in assisting to get power and water to North Sound. Flow came in on the back end. Give credit where credit is due. Kudos to BVIEC and visiting linesmen, as well as all the volunteers. Thanks to flow also. Every bit helps
  • wize up (15/12/2017, 09:12) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    this place is now filled with a set of cry babies and some of just can not contented: we it right now when we can have it right now it's a fuss: I remember from whence this territory came our fore parents work very hard; the coal pits; the farming; goats; boat builders and the whole nine yards BUT suddenly some of we want placed in our laps if not we very upset then taking all manner of jive
  • Favor (15/12/2017, 09:27) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let us back up a lil bit. North Sound still has no running water. I would not call a dripping pipe having water. It takes all day to fill a bucket from the all day dripping. We are still awaiting completion of that issue and some areas don't even have a drop.
  • VG 1 (15/12/2017, 11:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    North Sound only have power in a few Choice places..
    I must say that These guys are doing a great job and thanks to the hard working team. FLOW AND Digicel have been instrumental in keeping us connected with our loved ones abroad.. thanks to them as well..I feel that the power distribution to homes, can be a bit more organized.
  • @ wize up (15/12/2017, 15:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To each their own opinion. Times have changed and will continue to change. We are now living in a different era. Don't take us back 50, 60 years. Our fore parents were hard working people doing a lot of stuff for us but they also used to voice their opinions when things weren't going how they wanted it and their work ethics were different. We are looking forward not backwards. We have all rights to voice our opinion on things that are necessary. That is our human rights. When the next set of men and women have their turn, you and I will have exited the stage. New times call for new measures. No disrespect, just using your God given rights. Sometimes it is necessary to take a stand. Who vex, vex.
    I say to my people, DONT let anyone piss on your shoes and call it rain.


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