Five employees of the St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited, VINLEC, inclusive of four line-men are scheduled to travel to Anguilla soon to aid in the rehabilitation efforts in that country in wake of Hurricane Irma.
Communications Officer at VINLEC, Tamara Job-Sprott said the VINLEC personnel are currently awaiting clearance from the Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC), an association of electric utilities, suppliers, manufactures and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean, in order to know exactly when they can travel to Anguilla.
Speaking today on WEFM’s Morning Program, Mrs. Job-Sprott said VINLEC’s Human Resource Team has begun gathering relief supplies to send to the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Mrs. Job-Sprott said the company decided to provide hurricane relief supplies to the BVI given the large population of Vincentian nationals living there.
She explained that among the items being purchased by VINLEC includes dry goods, water, pampers, sanitary napkins and toiletries.
VINLEC’s Communications Officer said they will be communicating with the Disaster Preparedness Officials in the BVI to inform them that the items will be among supplies to be transported from St. Vincent and the Grenadines via a boat that is scheduled to depart Port Kingstown this Friday September 15.