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Union Island ‘unlikely’ to get back electricity before year-end


(iWitness News) The electricity supply in Union Island might not be restored before the end of this year following the damage to the transmission grid during the passage of Hurricane Beryl on July 1.

Canouan and Mayreau could see power restored within six weeks to two months.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told iWitness News on Tuesday that those were the timelines he had been given by VINLEC, the state-owned power company.

The damage caused by the hurricane included broken utility poles and downed wires.

“They said to me that it is unlikely that electricity will be restored to Union before the end of the year but that the plant in Mayreau and the plant in Canouan, it appears as though though they had damage done, it is not as bad as in Union,” the prime minister told iWitness News in Mayreau on Tuesday.

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