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UPDATE: Gov’t offices to reopen Thursday

The Central Administration Complex where the main Government offices are located

Acting Governor Robert Mathavious said Government offices will open as usual on Thursday, August 10.

He is said to have made the decision in consultation with the Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe, and the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

DDM made the announcement Wednesday night, saying: “Electricity has been restored to the majority of the territory, and the BVI Electricity Corporation’s restoration teams are steadily addressing minor outstanding areas that are still without power.”

The DDM also noted that forecasts by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service indicate that some showers – which could be moderate to locally heavy at times – are still possible.

“These conditions are expected to linger across the area into Friday. Thereafter, dry and stable conditions are expected to return to the area as a high pressure ridge becomes dominant once again,” it said.

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  1. hmm says:

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    I think we should not resume until Monday, just to get things cleaned and back in order. Some persons still dont have power or water too….

    • Yes says:

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      Please the private sector has been back at work all these days. Shops, hotels, charter companies, gas stations you name it. No wonder the country broke with government workers having this attitude

      • seriously? says:

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        You understand how many people still without phones, power, water, blocked in by debris and mud and you want to come here talking piss?

        • Not2Sure says:

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          Yes life is tough right now. But the storm was 3 days ago. We can either keep feeling sorry for ourselves and wait for other people to fix everything, or we can get back to work and get on with trying to make things normal again. Strupes. You see backhoe men out from 5am clearing roads – that is the positive attitude we need. Not lazy Government workers who want to sit home and collect pay for doing nothing when the country has needs.

      • Really? says:

        Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0

        Really? No, the country is broke because the government does not know how to spend the public funds.

  2. Sage says:

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    Please let us know early ….

  3. Scott says:

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    I think it should be Friday….because some persons may need to do business with government before the weekend …we have to be considerate …I’m sure most persons have water and electricity by now and can get out.

  4. Anonymous says:

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    How can we go to work … and some people still don’t have water or current for days .

  5. Why? says:

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    Did work ever start?

  6. .... says:

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    Our government really doesn’t care about us. After all this destruction, people still without power, water etc, they still talking about possibility of work tomorrow. Sad!

    • Concern says:

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      If they had say Jouvert still on, same workers would have been there ready to tramp who don’t have electricity or water – lazy people want pay, play but no work.

    • Notice says:

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      You do realize you have to make money to have money right

  7. Slave says:

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