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BVIEC selling damaged utility poles at festival grounds

Poles dumped at the grounds.

Utility poles dumped at the festival grounds in Road Town are now being sold.

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) said the company is putting the items up for sale “in an effort to assist with the cleanup of the festival grounds”.

The grounds are currently littered with poles and wires that were damaged during the September 2017 hurricanes.

While advertising the damaged infrastructure, the BVIEC said: “For a small fee, these poles can be yours”.

The BVIEC further advised that the poles can be used to build decks, verandahs, fencing, and outside furniture.

Cutting and loading services are also being provided on site, the BVIEC said.

Announcement of the sale follows a BVI News report that mountains of the damaged infrastructure were being dumped at the festival grounds.

Authorities are attempting to clear the grounds in time for emancipation festivities which will kick off in August.

Some $700,000 has been budgeted for this year’s festivities, which are being ‘scaled down’ because of the hurricanes.

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  1. Wendy says:

    Great idea, Cutting services and loading too? Wow!

  2. i born here says:

    nonesense these are damaged poles. y not just give them away to those who need them every blessed thing in the bvi always got to be money. especially when it comes to government seems like the only persons who didnt learn anything from irma is the BVI Government.

    • i born here too says:

      I see nothing wrong with it. Ayo always want free this and free that.

      • Wow says:

        A pole costs $800 and they are selling usable poles for up to $20 and you find something to complain about. Unbelievable!

        • Reality says:

          a pole costs no more than $200 don’t allow for the government ministers facilitation fees! anyway they are all hurricane damaged which is why they have been abandoned as unfit to use! just give them away for free as it saves disposal costs – not that the PWD ever get round to doing that!

    • Nonsense says:

      Ayo want every flipping thing for free, and is ppl who can afford to pay for it is always the ones murmuring… Smh at the mentality in the world.

    • Bvislander says:

      It took man power, vehicle equipment, time and money to get those poles there. Stop being cheap and ignorant please.

  3. Who to call says:

    Any in Virgin Gorda. I will take 20 6′ poles.

  4. Sky says:

    I don’t see why you said give away, I actually love this idea the people thinking for once.

  5. Information says:

    Where do we place an order ? Is there a specific person to contact ?

  6. BVIdeas says:

    Strongest Bomba Shack ever!

  7. Yes i says:

    Already got mines! They selling from long long time

  8. Bandit says:

    more junk for people to haul to their yards to have the entire island looking a mess. struuupd

    • Fran says:

      Not true. I bought my poles for $20 last month and they were for my boundary lines to fence in. No junk in the yard either.

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