Development Disaster Management Utilities 

Over 3 Million Dollars Spent on APUA in Barbuda

Accountability on the reconstruction of Barbuda post Hurricane Irma continued in Cabinet on Wednesday, July 11th. According to Cabinet notes, the Government is said to have spent in excess of EC$3 million on the reconstruction of APUA’s services in the sister isle. The monies are said to have been spent on the replacement of a number of wires, poles, pipes and other infrastructures used by APUA for the delivery of their services. According to notes from the Cabinet brief, “All of APUA’s supplies, intended for storage in the event of…

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APUA Politics Utilities 

APUA Relief to the Needy Begins

The Antigua and Barbuda Public Utilities Authority, on Wednesday announced the start of the APUA Relief to the Needy programme as announced by Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne during his 2018 Budget presentation to parliament.   APUA released the Utility Relief Guidelines that will govern the conduct of the programme which runs from February 14 to May 18.   The Prime Minister reminded the public during his presentation, that sometimes making the choice between paying bills and meeting other pressing expenses is a tough choice, and his government recognizes this.…

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Development Economic Politics Utilities 

Arrears to be wiped off from Disconnected Households

Today, Prime Minister Gaston Browne delivers the 2018 budget presentation. With a packed Parliament house, filled with students from 4th and 5th form secondary schools and the Antigua State College, along with the diplomatic core, government ministries, civil servants and members of the wider public, the Prime Minister has made several economic announcements. One of which is the “Relief for the Needy programme”. The Prime Minister said, ” My Government recognizes that for some households, there are times when a choice must be made between paying the utility bills and meeting other…

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Public Service Utilities 

Substation to be Blamed for Island Wide Blackout

For more than two hours yesterday, the entire island of Antigua was without power. This power outage came outside of scheduled power cuts for designated areas of the island. However, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA),  has confirmed that this island wide black out is of a result of a burnt conductor at the Sweets Substation. According to sources APUA investigated the matter and found that a 69-kilovolt transmission line had suffered damage which resulted in the massive outage. For hours, street lights, traffic lights and general business operations were…

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CDB Climate Change Development Economic Environment Utilities 

GOAB Request for Expression of Interest

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA STREET LIGHT RETROFITTING PROJECT CLIMATE RISK SCREENING REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of Street Light Retrofitting and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOAB and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the…

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