by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): On the heels of a disconnection schedule issued by the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), Premier of Nevis and Minister of Public Utilities, the Hon. Mark Brantley admonished citizens and residents who are still employed to clear their debt at NEVLEC to avoid disconnection.
“How many households were affected by NEVLEC disconnections” was the question posed at Premier Brantley at his February 25 press conference by WINN.
He responded by saying “I don’t have a number for you but I would hope that very few households were impacted. If there is some good reason why you have not been paying then you have an opportunity to enter into a payment plan.
“NEVLEC continues with its position that it prefers to collect than disconnect. What we have in some cases, not all, are some people who simply refuse to pay. There are some people for years who have not paid, in the case of water, and for months have not paid, in the case of electricity,” the Public Utilities Minister said.
NEVLEC issued a disconnection schedule for the month of February admonishing customers to settle all arrears in full on or before dates specified for different areas to avoid disconnection of services.