A Kind Gesture: Electricity Crew Treated To Lunch

Sherine Williams, Journalist | December 04, 2017 12:08 pm MST
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As promised, staff of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) were treated to lunch by residents of West End on Saturday, December 2.

The residents say the gesture was a symbol of their appreciation for the hard work the team from the BVI Electricity Corporation has been doing to restore power in their community, and the rest of the Territory.

Electricity crew members who work in the field were invited, as well as BVIEC office staff.

First District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie said the BVIEC appreciated the gesture.

“Despite the challenges, the BVIEC continues to perform remarkably well in the ongoing process of restoring electricity to the Territory after the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria,” Hon. Fahie said.

BVIEC teams have picked up praise from several sections of society, including Communications and Works Minister, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, who has hailed the corporation’s work as “nothing short of heroic.”

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While they have been assisted by linesmen from several Caribbean countries, the teams continue to face a shortage of linesmen as well as challenges with exporting materials from the United States.

Challenges being faced by BVIEC will affect the curfew which has been extended to December 14.

Premier Smith has said it will not be lifted until power is restored to the majority of the Territory.
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