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UPDATE: Power restored at airport, operations resume

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Power has been restored at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island and the facility has now reopened.

Electricity was restored at the facility at 1:15 pm, Diana Maduro of the BVI Airports Authority told BVI News.


The Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island is experiencing an unscheduled closure.

The facility was closed after experiencing difficulties with its power supply Tuesday morning.

“The main electricity is out and we’ve had some issues with the generators. We have sourced the parts and we’re currently working to restore power via the generators,” Diana Maduro of the BVI Airports Authority administrations told BVI News.

Normalcy is expected to return to the airport before the day ends, BVI News was further told.

Closure of the airport means air traffic in and out of the facility is completely halted.

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  1. Reopened @ 1:35p.m. says:

    It’s reopened now though…..

  2. Hamilton says:

    You can’t make this stuff up. Our electricity doesn’t work again and we have to close our major point of entry during the peak tourism period.
    And the guy responsible for our poor electricity service for the past decade now wants us to vote for him to help run our country?

    Please vote.

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  3. Lol says:

    Has it ever been opened?

  4. CGB Resident says:

    Seriously they want to enlarge the airport , they cant maintain the little one we have . Govt is ridiculous

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Can any government fix this power issue? I’m the dark as I type. We are too small and do not have a large population that puts the kind of heavy demand on power consumption that we need to have regular power outages. So many excuses as to why power failed. This need to be a priority.

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