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Aug 8, 2016

Utility Company Restoring Power to Country

Phillip Willoughby

Not every household has been powered-up following the passage of Earl which caused extensive damage to lamp posts and electrical wiring. B.E.L. says it continues to work toward the restoration of electricity caused by the eighty-miles per hour winds and water surges of the category one hurricane. There are still areas in the Belize District that are not hooked up but all be told, B.E.L. has worked around the clock to restore power. CEMO’s Coordinator Philip Willoughby put in a plug for the utility company.


Phillip Willoughby, CEMO

“Dispelling the myths from all the critics of those from first world countries and people living abroad, let me say this: I salute the work initiative, the personnel from all our utility companies who have done an excellent job to restoring all the utilities across this country especially to the affected areas that were affected by Hurricane Earl. We’ve been coordinating with B.E.L. on several initiatives—line clearings, fallen posts. I know right now the B.E.L. crew is on the Phillip Goldson Highway at mile one, changing lampposts and replacing down lines. I can say this—maybe C.E.O. Locke might not want me to say this—but the C.E.O., as the head of B.E.L., was on the ground yesterday dealing with a fallen tree on Regent Street and Racecourse Street. So he was physically, personally engaged, on the ground, assisting with down trees that are on the lines and on people’s homes.  Again kudos to him, excellent show sir; I salute. And we continue to communicate and coordinate with our liaison, Mister Raul Villanueva, in assisting them with whatever they need to ensure that these poles and lines are replaced or corrected.”


B.E.L. is also offering the services of licensed electricians to conduct inspections and repairs of damaged services entrances to residents who are hard pressed for these services. Customers, who wish, are asked to apply to the company for these services. B.E.L. is offering a three-month installment payment plan that is to be tagged to the customer’s bills. 

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