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April 18th, 2024
VI Gov’t announces solar project to reduce electricity cost by 50%

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), through the Ministry of Communications and Works, has announced the Solar Technology Energy Programme (STEP), a project aimed at reducing the cost of electricity in the VI and assisting the people of the VI.

February 17th, 2024
JvD finally re-connected to VI electricity grid after months of generator power

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) about work restarting to restore Jost van Dyke with electricity from the grid, the Island has now been fully re-connected following damage to an undersea cable that completely cut the island off.

February 7th, 2024
Opposition Leader ‘Misspoke’ on JvD electricity issue- Dr Neil M. Smith

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI– General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Dr Neil M. Smith has refuted claims made by Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) that residents of Jost van Dyke are being charged more for electricity.

November 29th, 2023
A lot of $$$ leaving VI through fossil fuel importation– Premier

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is encouraging more persons to take advantage of green incentives not just for the environment, but to save on the amount of money leaving the VI economy through the purchase of fossil fuels.

November 23rd, 2023
Puerto Rico rooftops to ‘power up’ with $440M U.S investment


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In a significant move towards renewable energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $440 million initiative to install solar panels on low-income homes in Puerto Rico. This effort comes as the U.S. territory faces persistent power outages and a deteriorating electric grid.

August 8th, 2023
August Tuesday: Residents wake up to no power!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) celebrates the emancipation season on the August Tuesday holiday, residents today, August 8, 2023, woke up to no electricity.

March 10th, 2023
VI could hold possible oil wealth off Anegada – Bishop John I. Cline

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Outspoken clergyman Bishop John I. Cline has called for the Virgin Islands (VI) to explore more renewable energy resources for cost mitigation; however, he did not discount that the territory could hold possible oil resources that warrant exploration.

September 22nd, 2022
Energy, Tourism & Sports Fishing among talks @ 9th Inter-Virgin Islands meeting

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Virgin Islands Premier, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is leading a delegation in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for the Ninth Meeting of the Inter-Virgin Islands Council (IVIC), where a number of discussions are being had on areas of mutual interest between the VI and USVI.

September 5th, 2022
Everyone feels their electricity bills are 'highest in the world'- BVIEC GM

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI - General Manager of BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Mr Leroy A.E. Abraham says it is unfortunate that the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) believe the cost of electricity in the territory is the highest in the world when, in reality, other regional jurisdictions are also experiencing high electricity costs.

June 18th, 2022
Urgent ‘intervention’ needed over rising energy cost in VI– Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop of the new Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has called on local authorities to bring urgent intervention to the rising cost of energy in the Virgin Islands, as businesses and residents alike struggle to keep up.

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