Government and the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) will be granting a three-month amnesty on electricity payments to select consumers.
Premier Andrew Fahie said this is part of the second phase of his administration’s economic stimulus-response to COVID-19.
In a public statement on Thursday, the Premier said: “For the months of May, June, and July, the government, through the BVIEC and its Board, will be granting an amnesty on payments to qualifying individuals and businesses.”
“This will be on a case-by-case basis as businesses and individuals will have to furnish the relevant information to BVIEC and its Board to show how they were affected by COVID-19 based on the criteria that will be published,” Fahie added.
Sifting the needy from the greedy
Premier said the amnesty is being done on a case-by-case basis to ‘ensure that the needy gets help and not the greedy’.
Fahie, in the meantime, said the amnesty will be led and monitored by the BVIEC, adding that more details will follow when government gives a full announcement of Phase Two of its economic stimulus plan on May 28.
“Your government understands the hardship our people are facing during this time, and as promised we will continue to address the major essential needs of our people and local businesses, as much as possible and within the limits of our means as a territory,” he said.
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