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Time for public electricity @ Long Bay beach - residents

The power generator that malfunctioned at the Fisherman's Day event at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on Monday June 29, 2015. Photo: VINO
With the ailing power generator back in action, the band re-tuning, the sound system on track again and party lovers stepping back into gear again, boom, another power failure. This time it seemed only the sound system was affected as the generator was still running. Photo: VINO
With the ailing power generator back in action, the band re-tuning, the sound system on track again and party lovers stepping back into gear again, boom, another power failure. This time it seemed only the sound system was affected as the generator was still running. Photo: VINO
This has not been the first time that residents have cried shame on government for not taking steps to have a fixed source of electricity on the popular beach at Beef Island but, according to one woman on Monday,
This has not been the first time that residents have cried shame on government for not taking steps to have a fixed source of electricity on the popular beach at Beef Island but, according to one woman on Monday, "It is a shame to see when private people got things out there their things (power sources) does be so much more stable but a big government function lousy like this." Photo: VINO
BEEF ISLAND, VI - It was disappointing enough to residents that fishermen for reasons more than one did not participate in the fishing aspect of Fishermen's Day on June 29, 2015 but it was another thing when patrons had their craving for good entertainment at Long Bay beach marred with the constant power failure that kept shutting off the sound system and stopping live bands from entertaining.

"Look at this generator they bring here, almost blow up, every minute the system shutting down, this is nonsense. Why ‎till now they can't put in a power line up here (on the Long Bay beach, Beef Island)? So many events happening here almost every week and not a proper power source, dah mek sense?" said one patron to Monday's activity on the beach.

It is not clear to this news site what was the real problem with the power generating set that was being used on the beach on Monday evening, but it was witnessed firsthand the set malfunctioning to the extent of a near explosion that had put a halt to the entertainment at the activity for some 10 - 15 minutes.

At the time a live band had just gotten into their rhythm and patrons were priming themselves up for a real party as they awaited the fashion show segment that was programmed for the night.

With the ailing power generator back in action, the band re-tuning, the sound system on track again and party lovers stepping back into gear again, boom, another power failure. This time it seemed only the sound system was affected as the generator was still running.

"Now we come out to party, we come out to have some fun and this is the mess, they messing up man. Just now everything going get shut off and we got to go home, people food not going to sell out because if you can't get to party people are not going to buy and eat. All this because what? One simple thing, proper source of electricity up here," added another patron.

This has not been the first time that residents have cried shame on government for not taking steps to have a fixed source of electricity on the popular beach at Beef Island but, according to one woman on Monday, "It is a shame to see when private people got things out there their things (power sources) does be so much more stable but a big government function lousy like this."

13 Responses to “Time for public electricity @ Long Bay beach - residents”

  • ABC (01/07/2015, 09:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time for so many things...
  • about time (01/07/2015, 09:38) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Up there also need bathrooms with showers and proper lighting.
    • pat (01/07/2015, 10:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      keep the place natural. bathrooms out of sight, maybe but once you start adding things it opens the door to development.
  • hello (01/07/2015, 10:49) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe they can borrow the one government bought for bi-water???
  • Caramel Diva (01/07/2015, 11:32) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    I endorse the motion Beef Island, Long Bay Beach needs to be developed, Mr. C&W lets do this thing. Hello!
    1) shower
    2) restrooms
    3) electricity.
  • vi (01/07/2015, 12:26) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vino I have to agree with you on this topic. It is time to add proper rest rooms and power to the beach. It is also time to add benches, a life guard lookout and a foot wash. The minister did a great with the clean up but its time for another upgrade.
  • What?? (01/07/2015, 13:51) Like (2) Dislike (19) Reply
    This will not please the rich folks in the areas near the beaches... next thing you know all kind of local people will be lingering around and developing shops etc. near the people them homes. ‘Then comes the vagrants sleeping in the bathroom traumatizing the rich folks.’ Then the locals will want to come over to BF Island every day when the developers build the 5 star Hotel, golf course, 663 million dollar residential community homes and Mega Yacht Basin, ‘saying them going to the beach’. You’ll stay at Brandywine Bay and CGB. Gov. will be developing Brandy Wine Bay soon enough...Pickering is not for this one! Next election he will not get any money if he does this. Stop All of This Talk Now PEOPLE…you all must want to upset the rich people in this country…no white envelopes for you!!
  • just asking. (01/07/2015, 14:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is mr done deal?
  • Jay (01/07/2015, 16:17) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Not too much happens at Long Bay Beach, so Government must put these facilities for one fisherman's day? I don't think so. Not all beach needs all this stuf you guys talking about.
  • Hell 4us (01/07/2015, 16:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Much white people don't be there---To hell with us----they trying to chase us from beef island to go swim at brandy wine way bay in itchy weed.---to hell with us
    • @Hell 4us (01/07/2015, 17:40) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      LOL... itchy weed! That's where the public electricity and bathroom is Brandy Wine Bay...we can also go CGB too there is public utility there as well. You all leave Pickering Rich Friends Beaches Alone! The weeds isn't that itchy! (They want NDP take NDP!)
    • ..... (01/07/2015, 18:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Endure the itch for four more years and you will get a fat white envelope!
  • one eye (01/07/2015, 21:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's too bad that there's no such thing as a time machine, otherwise we could scoop up all the things the BVI lacking and send them back to the 13th century AD, where they belong.


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