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Water back 70% and electricity back 90%

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith during a tour of affected communities

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that 90 percent of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) again has electricity, while 70 percent now has access to water from the territory’s supply system.

He made the disclosure in a statement last evening – nearly a week after a tropical wave battered the BVI and disrupted the different utility supplies.

“We now have 70 percent of the territory with access to clean and potable water, and we hope to get back to full coverage within the next few weeks as different areas are being repaired,” the premier said.

He further stated that water has been restored in Brandywine Bay to McNamara, Ridge Road – from Hope Hill into Cane Garden Bay via Windy Hill, and Josiah’s Bay.

“I am pleased to say that water supply in Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, North Sound, and West End is stable,” added Premier Smith.

He, in the meantime, stated that all communities should have power by toady, August 12.

“As it relates to the electricity supply, the last update received from the BVI Electricity Corporation indicated that we now have 97 percent of the territory with power, and we hope to get the remaining 3 percent restored by Saturday,” Premier Smith said.

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  1. Hey! says:

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    Premiere! Hahahahahahaaaaaaa

  2. 4get says:

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    Don’t forget Spooners does not have water.

  3. Windy says:

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 7 Thumb down 4

    Leaning on his shovel-yacking away on a cell phone. A true belonger. Need I say more 🙂

  4. True Development says:

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  5. My boy says:

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    Can some one please tell the people of the 9th District the ware about of its representative?

    What a waste of time. None visit, no calls, no message of hope.

  6. Respect 2 U says:

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    People of Free Bottom haven’t been addressed as yet . still no water. The community was badly hit by mud, rocks and boulders from the hills.

    clean up campaign was done by some young men in the neighborhood who cleared roads and drainage. we need water to clean our houses which sustained a lot of water and mud.

    our Representative is nowhere to be found . what is she doing for her constituency.

    • Lilly says:

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      You people are so mean and dependent. Stop expecting government to do everything and start helping yourself. Several of my family members suffered severe flooding and we got together and helped each other.

  7. Bull says:

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    Don’t think you invincible. You going soon also.

  8. Oh no says:

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    And there he goes posing for a picture. Where are the community meetings. How can you address the needs of the people if you do not ask the people what they are.

    Have you sent your district reps out into the field and demanded they bring back a full report of the situation? Quit this 70% and 90% talk. Get into the fields. I don’t know. Oh no…

  9. well well well says:

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    Orlando still trying to play mind games with us even in the middle of a storm. SMDH.

  10. hello? says:

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    Premier stop talking on your phone and work…. Bad example to the young people

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