Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 26, 2017 – Providenciales -FortisTCI (the Company) announced today that there are no additional major damages to the electricity infrastructure across the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) as a result of Hurricane Maria. Additionally, only minor outages occurred during the passing of the storm, impacting very few of the nearly 4,000 customers whose electricity was restored following Hurricane Irma.On Saturday, September 23, after the ‘all clear’ was issued by the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME), FortisTCI local crews resumed restoration of services, which had been temporarily suspended to prepare for Hurricane Maria. On the same day, 60 members of the Fortis team visiting from Canada and Grand Cayman returned to Providenciales and joined the local crews across the islands on Sunday, September 24.FortisTCI, supported by its parent Company Fortis Inc., is keen on restoring electricity to the TCI as quickly as possible and has recently signed an agreement to deploy an additional 60 utility workers across the TCI. These additional crews will assist with repairing and rebuilding the transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure in areas severely damaged or destroyed.President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “Our T&D systems across the islands suffered considerable damage as a result of Hurricane Irma, and unlike some of our Caribbean neighbors, the TCI was fortunate to have experienced minimal impact from Hurricane Maria, which has allowed the Company to resume restoration very quickly. While full recovery will take some time due to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the additional utility workers expected to arrive this week will provide significant added resources. It is important that we build and repair the system fast, and it is equally important that we build and repair the system to be strong and resilient.Press Release: FortisTCI Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Balurghat: A group of women ransacked a country liquor shop at Ichamoti Bazar in Mohona Panchayat in Kumarganj police limits around 6 pm on Monday. They took the law into their hands as they were fed up of the rising menace of illegal liquor vendors. A ruckus broke out in the locality following the incident.A source said the raw material used in producing liquor was also destroyed by these women. Residents of the town Suniti Sarkar, Shyamali Barman and Pratima Roy said the shop was built in their locality despite their objection. There are banks, schools, colleges and health-centres in the area. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseA local resident said they could not allow the shop to function because children and young people go to schools and colleges in the same locality. “With no other solution, we had to take the law in our own hands and teach the country liquor vendors a good lesson. We would continue doing so in future if such shops come up in our area,” said the local resident. Officers of Kumarganj police station rushed to the spot to avoid any tension. “Frequent raid would be conducted in the village against illegal liquor vendors and gambling,” said a police officer.