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Streetlight restoration starts this week

Fallen streetlight photographed in Road Town today, January 24.

The BVI Electricity Corporation will commence its streetlight restoration programme this week.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Anthony McMaster made the announcement via radio this morning.

“We want persons to feel safe to be able to traverse [the streets at night]. So, that is a programme that is going full speed ahead this week,” McMaster said.

McMaster further advised the public to brace for what he described as ‘interruptions’ while the streetlight project is underway.

“We are asking the community to be patient about it and be considerate,” he said.

The territory’s streets have been without much illumination at nights since Hurricanes Irma and Maria smashed into the territory and damaged virtually all streetlights.

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  1. Interested says:

    Needed especially in Road Town.Don’t leave consumers behind though.

  2. ;) says:

    Now I know why the Bishop was looking so happy!

  3. Eagle eye says:

    After town light up purcell rite away.have my reasons bless up yall

  4. Brad says:

    Bout darm time

  5. Same man says:

    Keep up the great work

  6. Nancy says:

    We need at Nottingham estate please very dark and every up there at night

  7. Only Angels says:

    Street lights are absolutely necessary, especially in places with heavy foot traffic and at pedestrian crossings but I hope our leaders see an opportunity here to start relying on solar powered lights and lights with motion sensors for less populated areas. It was said that the government owed HUGE amounts to BVIEC for electricity usage, hopefully some alternative lights could help to save taxpayers a few shillings…

  8. L says:

    Street lights are good, but right now I would settle for just getting current in my area.

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