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Power?? #150634
12/28/2017 03:15 PM
12/28/2017 03:15 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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I see power poles going up in Little Apple Bay...

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Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #150635
12/28/2017 03:19 PM
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That is good news indeed! Little by little, can't wait till they start setting poles on the east end of Jost too!




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Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151261
01/04/2018 01:44 AM
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Malcolm!!!!! Miss you guys!! xxoo GT :-)

Re: Power?? [Re: ski2play] #151274
01/04/2018 08:09 AM
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Memphis, BVI, CT
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Coming down again next week, but no word yet on power. Our Generac works like a charm, so that’s good. Otherwise no real progress on rebuilding.

Re: Power?? [Re: ski2play] #151324
01/04/2018 03:04 PM
01/04/2018 03:04 PM
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Great Harbour, Jost Van Dykes
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Libby! they have started out east. but I imagine SGE will be last.... frown

Re: Power?? [Re: SusanZ] #151327
01/04/2018 03:41 PM
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Hurray that they are starting East on Jost, and yes, it makes sense that Sandy Ground Estates is last. No worries there!

Power or no power, we will be down in two weeks. See you then Susan!




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Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151377
01/05/2018 10:46 AM
01/05/2018 10:46 AM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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There is power in CGB from Hodges gas station to the school. Not all the houses (us included) are connected yet but the lines are run and energized.

Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151395
01/05/2018 01:53 PM
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Myett's just posted on Facebook they have power

Re: Power?? [Re: lauraandrex] #151399
01/05/2018 03:13 PM
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Wow, 4 months, in the middle of Cane Garden Bay.. Wow..


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Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151422
01/05/2018 11:57 PM
01/05/2018 11:57 PM
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North Oregon Coast
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I apologize to all. I am a Journeyman Lineman with over 30 years experience. I offered to volunteer 2 weeks of my time to come over and help rebuild the power system, but my offer was rejected as they wanted a minimum 2 months of my time. Mind you this was volunteering, as in not being paid. I don’t know too many people that can walk away from their job for 2 months without taking some kind of financial hit. So as I read about the amazement that it has taken months and months to get power restored, I am not amazed in the least. To those in charge of volunteerism, I say shame on you.

Re: Power?? [Re: SoggyDollarScott] #151442
01/06/2018 10:22 AM
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I retired in 2016 after 41 years with Georgia Power and am still amazed at the very primitive construction and maintenance of the electrical distribution in the BVI's and for that matter Puerto Rico as well. Hopefully this re-construction and the fact that many utilities from other areas were/are on island to help rebuild will have it done properly.

It's a shame that your volunteering two weeks on your own dime was ignored!

Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151449
01/06/2018 10:46 AM
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Macon, Georgia
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I do hope they are attempting a little modernization and bringing things up to a minimum standard. All of Little Apple Bay/Capoons Bay from Sugar Mill to the top of Long Bay Hill is suppied by one transformer at the bottom of Zion Hill. I found only one fuse cutout in the whole area and the rats nests at the top of each pole and service drops draped over bushes are a sure way for anything more than a light breeze to cause a dead short kill power to the entire village. Carot Bay was the same except there were 2 transformers.


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Re: Power?? [Re: SoggyDollarScott] #151771
01/08/2018 10:06 PM
01/08/2018 10:06 PM
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Northern IL
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Soggy....we have someone in common.... you know and travel with my cousin Linda. I saw her while she was in Illinois visiting her folks and she told me about your volunteer offer and reject. What a shame!
I had to laugh while at dinner we were talking about the BVI and she said my friend Soggy Dollar SCOTT and I was like...hey! I know that name. Small world

Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151811
01/09/2018 01:22 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Seems we have power back at CRC..yahoo! Now if the insurance would just pay up their meager settlement....

Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151816
01/09/2018 03:38 PM
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wethersfield,ct usa
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Hi Mal, great news!!! I will be joining friends on the 9th of February. Do you know if there is power on Zion hill?

Re: Power?? [Re: juniormints] #151910
01/10/2018 12:16 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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I believe they brought the power over the hill from the south shore so it should be there..sorry we'll miss you as we plan to return Feb 27..love to all of you.

Re: Power?? [Re: Manpot] #151971
01/10/2018 06:38 PM
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Romney Park/Cartpath area should have power available. The transformer is at the top of Zion Hill where the main feeded line from Pockwood Pond turns north down to the Little Apple transformers cross from the school. Whether they have got wire and service drops all the way back up into Romney Park is a different matter.


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