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Malfunctioning AC system forces closure of Central Admin Complex

Word just reaching our newsroom from sources within the Central Administration Complex is that the Central Administration Complex building on Wickham’s Cay I will be closed from noon today, February 26, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Post Time: 11:45am) Word just reaching our newsroom from sources within Government is that the Central Administration Complex building on Wickham’s Cay I will be closed at noon today, February 26, 2016 until Monday February 29, 2016.

According to reports, the closure is necessary due to the Air Conditioning (AC) system malfunctioning.

Service to the public will resume on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

Our accurate information was subsequently confirmed by Director of Communications Arliene T. Penn and a bulletin was also issued by the Department of Information.

“The public is advised that due to a mal-function in the air condition system of the Central Administration Complex and the inability to restore its functioning by the end of this working day, Government offices located at the Central Administration Complex will be closed from mid-day today.

All efforts are currently being made by the Ministry of Communications and Works to ensure full operation of the air condition units by mid-day on Monday.  Service to the public will resume on Monday, February 29 at 1:00 p.m.

We apologise for the interruption of service at the Central Administration Complex.

All Government offices located outside of the Central Administration Complex will continue to provide services to the public,” the bulletin read.

19 Responses to “Malfunctioning AC system forces closure of Central Admin Complex”

  • civil servant (26/02/2016, 12:12) Like (55) Dislike (13) Reply
    they cannot even run a 2 by 4 building NDP must go!
    • Umm (26/02/2016, 12:26) Like (15) Dislike (14) Reply
      an AC malfunctioning has what to do with the Government? Somebody could pee on a rock and get charged with indecent exposure and the first thing y'all gon' say is "Blame NDP!" STFU. AC's malfunction every-damn-day
      • @ Umm (26/02/2016, 12:40) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        Oh my you so angry who ate your cheese?
      • tooth&claw (26/02/2016, 12:55) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
        @Umm Yes AC units malfunction all the time, and people simply deal with the extra heat and carry on with their jobs. Unless of course you work for BVI government.
      • Scary Mary (26/02/2016, 13:17) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
        @Umm

        "AC's malfunction every-damn-day".

        Yes they do and it seems they malfunctioned every day for about a week at immigration just a couple of weeks ago. One of my employees had to go there 4 days in a row to get his work permit and each time he went, they were closed!
      • Boo (26/02/2016, 15:48) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        You see because of NDP they could not afford toilet paper or a toilet for that matter and were forced to pee on that rock lol
      • ..... (27/02/2016, 07:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        I agree with you "Umm". Everything is political for them. It is SICKENING...
  • just saying.. (26/02/2016, 12:44) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Some of them do not do any work anyway!
  • NDP prayer worriors (26/02/2016, 15:06) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them jumbee took over the complex.
  • LOL (26/02/2016, 15:10) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    So I guess the High school and certain Primary Schools should be closed too?
  • tola (26/02/2016, 15:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just minding people business thats all they do
  • i from here (26/02/2016, 15:59) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Blame Fraser!
  • productivity (26/02/2016, 16:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Each wing need their own independent unit...This is pure stupidness with all being on the same unit.
  • Bad Practices (26/02/2016, 16:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Generally these things do not happen where there is diligent maintenance of equipment. This is why there are building engineers, equipment maintenance schedules, etc. Not the first time this building has been shut down.
  • THEM LIE (26/02/2016, 17:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    THEY WANTED TO CLOSE THE TREASURY EARLY
  • facts (26/02/2016, 19:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Treasury Department is always hot...today was excessive every man/women wet with or without permission Treasury was going home today.....
  • Reality check (28/02/2016, 10:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The closure of the government's central admin building is a rare occurrence. I guess if employees were forced to continue to work in the hot enclosed building and drop down from heat strokes some people would be happy. Or imagine if a customer became ill or died as a direct result of waiting for service in the hot building.

    Employees and the public they were serving were already suffering for a couple days after the AC stopped working. Whether it be central admin or immigration, I applaud management for looking out for the well-being of employees and customers and closing until the broken units are fixed.


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