Power company cuts off government supply in TCI

| 14/06/2011

(CNS): The local power company on the islands of Turks and Caicos have disconnected power to a number of government buildings and facilities. According to reports in the local media Provo Power Company (PPC) has disconnected offices and some schools in Providenciales and South Caicos because the government has not paid several thousands of dollars in power bills. The Turks and 'Caicos Sun reports that the government and the power firm are currently in talks to resolve the matter. The country's Immigration and Customs office was said to be effected preventing them from processing document and parents who dropped children at government primary schools were told to take them home because there was no power.

With exams taking place at the country's Clement Howell High School, however that school was not disconnected.


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  1. Dog pound says:

    Yeah that some Good gowernance ehhh? All you lovers of the colonial dream you know what happens when you don’t pay your light Bill? Yours light must go out that what needs to happen to some to you who praying for foolishness to happen to Cayman. They broke too unnnnah donkeys

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fidel Castro would have done a better job as Dictator!  I am still waiting to see how the uk lords, are going to resolve the situation over there without permanently hurting TCI's economy.

    There policies just make me sick I want to puke!

  3. anonymous says:

    And you all want the BRITISH to take over???

    Mind what you ask for!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ghosts of christmas future.

  5. Anonymous says:

    CIG watch out…your fate could be very similar when old Sparky gets a hold of ya!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Can they cut the Premier's power???

  7. Anon says:

    Wha?  What ever happen to those millions of bail-out monies the UK government gave to the TCI?  CNS, what does the Governor have to say about the management of their money?

  8. tweety bird says:

    Ahhhhh… the sun shines so well, the economy is so strong, under a UK dictatorship…

    Lol… yeah right! 

    Cayman, watch out… you may be next!

  9. Forelock says:

    I wonder what would happen here if every private sector vendor who is owed money by the Government stopped supplying until its bills were paid in full.

    Government sets the example for an economy. A Government that doesn't pay its bills on time seizes up the whole economy as each tier of supply chain follows suit.

    If PPC's action forces the T&C Government to reconsider its policy of borrowing money from its private sector in this unethical and damaging way then that is good for the Turks and Caicos Is. in the long run. 

    • Hattie says:

      So, apparently the British cannot run a small island either!

      • anon says:

        well you see in order to fight corruption, you have to sanction the seat of it by cutting its power supply. so after top british dogs hurt and damage all the businesses and companies in TCI, they will just declare them to go on their own.  the worse set of brits i've ever came cross in terms of good governance 

  10. Anonymous says:

    Look Out Government Offices  CUC  has the POWER.

    • Pro Caymanian says:

      i tell ya wah – Govt needs to do something about CUC. I am sick of working just to pay a light bill!!

      CUC needs to invest in SOLAR – Sunlight is FREE!!

      We the public should not be having to pay for fuel…………..it is not our responsibility of how we are supplied with power, we should just be paying for what we use!!! 

      my usage is $100….and the fuel fee is $350???

      GO FIGURE!!!

      This is LUDICROUS!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        If you think solar is free, you are invited to erect your own neighbourhood solar array!  

        • Pro Caymanian says:

          i never said Solar is Free……………..i said Sunlight is!!

          They need to invest in Solar, with the money they already stole from us!!