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  1. Nevisians to get relief on electricity fuel surcharge

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has committed to a monthly subvention to the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) in order to cap the increasing fuel surcharge on electricity bills, in an effort to bring relief to consumers on the island. Premier Mark Brantley made the announcement recently, noting the government is aware of complaints made […]

    August 10, 2022BusinessNo comments
  2. NEVLEC issues revised statement on fuel surcharge increase

    The following is a revised statement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding the increase fuel surcharge. To our valued customers, Since April 2022 you have experienced a significant increase in the fuel surcharge on your monthly electricity bills.  The objective of this presentation is to provide you, our valued customers, with an explanation for this increase. […]

    July 7, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. NEVLEC adjusts fuel surcharge for June 2022

    The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding an adjustment to the fuel surcharge for the month of June 2022. Dear valued customers, As you are aware, the price of fuel has been increasing over the past several months and this is likely to continue. In an effort to minimize the impact […]

    June 17, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Preparation is key to remaining safe and well during the 2022 hurricane season

    As we enter the final month of preparations before the start of the 2022 Hurricane Season, the Barbados Light and Power Company (Light & Power) continues to ready its teams and operations to safely respond to weather-related impacts. “Preparation is paramount to keeping our employees, customers and all Barbadians safe during and after a major […]

    May 27, 2022Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  5. Light & Power Shines Light on Autism (Minus 22% FCA?)

    Two Government schools are the first to receive assistance from The Barbados Light & Power Company (Light & Power) to help enhance the development of the students under their care. These are schools that specifically cater to and teach children on the autism spectrum. This support comes during Autism Awareness month and it is one […]

    April 19, 2022EducationNo comments
  6. Impact of Global Oil Prices on April Fuel Costs means Light & Power is jacking your bill 22 Per Cent

    The Barbados Light & Power Company using Russia Vs Ukraine as an excuse advises that dramatically increasing global oil prices will have a notable impact on the April 2022 Fuel Clause Adjustment (FCA). The FCA component of customers’ bills is a variable cost and directly influenced by the cost of oil on the global market. […]

    April 10, 2022Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  7. Nevisian Leader hails commissioning of a new 3.8MW generator for NEVLEC, as historic day for Nevis

    Premier of Nevis – Mark Brantley, cut the ribbon recently to officially commission a new 3.8megawatt Wärtsilä generator at the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) power plant at Prospect. Mr. Brantley, who is also the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), said the occasion presented an historic day for the […]

    March 24, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  8. Safety A Priority at Light & Power’s Clean Energy Bridge (CEB) Plant

    Safety is important to The Barbados Light & Power Company, as is partnerships for the delivery of good service to our customers. Recently, an extensive safety evacuation exercise at the new Clean Energy Bridge (CEB) plant at Trents in St. Lucy demonstrated these important aspects of the utility’s operations. Those participating in the drill were […]

    March 20, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  9. Shots fired in Ukraine may sink Small Island economies

    The Chair of the Executive Council of SIDS DOCK, the international organisation created to build sustainable energy and climate change resilience in small island countries, today warned that island economies could be collateral damage of the fighting in Ukraine. SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) sustainable energy and climate resilience organisation is worried […]

    March 16, 2022NatureNo comments
  10. A Century of Oil, A Future of Options, by Dr Devon Gardner, Head of Technical Programmes, CCREEE

    Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda; the uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number?one issue for energy leaders worldwide. A history of unpredictable global oil price spikes has consistently impacted negatively on the sustainability of economic growth in the majority of Caribbean countries; when oil prices […]

    March 10, 2022Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  11. Bajans get screwed by the litre, Ukraine fear mongering offsets energy expenses

    Barbadian motorists will get b**led at the pump be paying more for petroleum products from last night Sunday 6th March. The expected increase in the retail prices of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is in keeping with Putin threatnening nuclear holocaust over old Russian capital the prices for these products on the […]

    March 7, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Montserratian Energy Official Appointed Chairman of the CCREEE Executive Board

    Director of Energy in Montserrat’s Ministry of Communication, Works, Labour and Energy – Mr. Kenrick Burke – has been elected as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). Mr Burke – who holds a master’s degree in energy management, with distinction and is a certified energy […]

    January 4, 2022BusinessNo comments
  13. Canadian energy subsidiary brings special cheer to local Elderly and Children

    The Barbados Light & Power Company recently brightened Christmas in a unique way for some elderly and underprivileged persons within our community. These were the residents of the Camelot Nursing Home in Pine Gardens, St. Michael, the Cornerstone Home for the Elderly and the Thelma Vaughan Home in St. George. Despite the limitations due to […]

    December 26, 2021MusicNo comments
  14. Light & Power awards the winners of its 2022 Calendar Photo Competiton

    “Prepare to be greeted with captivating imagery from local photographers, which captures the beauty of where we live and work, when you collect the Barbados Light & Power Company’s 2022 Calendar.” This is according to Manager Government Relations and Corporate Communications Jackie Marshall Clarke as she awarded the winners of the Company’s inaugural Calendar Photo […]

    December 14, 2021EventsNo comments
  15. Light & Power Joins Fight for Better Access to Diabetes Care (hoping to divert from their Rate Increase Plan to the FTC)

    During November, as the world turned its focus to better access to diabetes care, The Barbados Light & Power Company used their online platforms to amplify the voice of those living with the disease and contributed to the Diabetes and Hypertension Association of Barbados‘ national blue dollar drive. Hoping the move would lull the public […]

    November 26, 2021HealthNo comments
  16. Mental Health Issues Gain Light & Power’s Support

    The Barbados Light & Power Company recently signed a new covenant agreement with The Barbados Alzheimer’s Association, joining millions across the globe in a campaign to raise awareness and support for mental health issues. Under the arrangement, which covers a three-year period, Light & Power will work with the association to educate members of the […]

    November 3, 2021HealthNo comments
  17. Quick Bit IT Solutions – Look out for an almost indestructible charging cord!

    Tired of cords your phone came with mashing up? Stumpy length and hell to use while recharging? You may need to call Oliver Holder at Quick Bit IT Solutions, he has cords that can be 6 feet long and use a swivel while reboosting your game or device! I chose a purple cord, with magnetic […]

    October 24, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  18. Regional Electricity Sector Leaders to Advocate for a Stronger, Greener, and Smarter Energy Future

    The penultimate conference in CARILEC’s roster of 2021 events will merge regional and global industry leaders representing policy, regulation, academic research, renewable technologies and utility operations around one (virtual) table, to examine various topics under the theme: “Remodelling the Future: Stronger. Greener. Smarter.” The regional electric energy Association has slated September 29th and 30th for […]

    September 22, 2021Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  19. Over 100 States now participate in ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

    ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu indicated 16 small island and lesser-developed States notified her of their decisions to voluntarily participate in ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), bringing the total number of participating states to 104 and adding significant momentum in support of ICAO’s climate work. The 16 States are […]

    July 22, 2021TravelNo comments
  20. Castries’ Chastanet Regime reveals Price Increases For Gas, Diesel & LPG

    St Lucians are hereby notified in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline, diesel, LPG 20, 22 and 100 lb cylinders has changed.  increased from $3.06 to $3.07 per litre or $13.93 to $13.95 per gallon Kerosene remains unchanged at […]

    June 21, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Power Outages Take Some BWA Pumping Stations Offline

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to advise that power outages in some northern, eastern and central parts of the island have caused some of its pumping stations in these areas to go offline. Teams are currently working on the restoration of power. However, as this process continues customers in these areas may experience low water […]

    June 17, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Class win for Worswick on first outing in new Ford Fiesta

    Two weeks after fellow Sol Rally Barbados regulars including Kevin Procter and Andy Scott returned to action in the Snetterton Stages, it was Nigel Worswick’s turn to end the prolonged break from rallying caused by the coronavirus pandemic as part of his planned build-up to Sol RB21, scheduled for September 25/26. With a best result […]

    May 18, 2021RallyNo comments
  23. Price Increase with Kerosene, Diesel & Gas For April

    Barbadian consumers will be paying more for petroleum products, effective midnight, Sunday, April 4. The retail price of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will increase, in keeping with prices for these products on the international market. Gasoline will be sold at $3.77 per litre, an increase of 20 cents; the price of […]

    April 5, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. THE DEVIL HAS A NAME (2020) Edward James Olmos, Kate Bosworth & Haley Joel Osment – Drama

    A psychotic oil matriarch leaves the whole industry exposed when she attempts to outfight a bullish farmer whose water has been poisoned.

    March 9, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. EU disburses First Renewable Energy Tranche of EC $11.23 million to St Kitts and Nevis

    St Kitts and Nevis has received a boost from the European Union as the government forges ahead with its goal of advancing towards energy self-sufficiency from local renewable energy sources. The European Union has disbursed EC $11.23 million (EUR €3.444 M) to St. Kitts and Nevis. to promote the integration of renewable energy and energy […]

    January 13, 2021PoliticalNo comments