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Advisory: Spam Emails With Fake BELCO Billing

Advisory: Spam Emails With Fake BELCO Billing

BELCO today [Feb 25] issued an advisory that spam e-mails have been to their customers with fake BELCO billing information. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today issued an advisory to customers that within the last 24 hours spam e-mails have been sent from One Communications to our customers with a fake BELCO... Read more of this article

Honouring Achievements Of Eugene Cox

Honouring Achievements Of Eugene Cox

As we celebrate Black History Month, BELCO said they are honoured to remember the achievements of Eugene Cox, saying “his 23 years with BELCO were a testament to tearing down racial barriers, determination and hard work.” A spokesperson said, “In 1962, Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] hired a young black man to work as... Read more of this article

Video: Minister David Burch Press Conference

Video: Minister David Burch Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press conference this afternoon [Feb 18] to “provide an update on the Ministry’s joint initiative with BELCO to enhance the islands infrastructure.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded... Read more of this article

BELCO & Ascendant Group Hold Food Drive

BELCO & Ascendant Group Hold Food Drive

Staff from BELCO and Ascendant Group held a food drive campaign, and distributed approximately 700 bags of food to families this weekend. A spokesperson said, “As Bermuda continues to be affected by the economic difficulties caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic, BELCO staff decided they wanted to give back to the community and help families who may... Read more of this article

BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

As of this morning [Jan 31] all customers have had power restored, BELCO confirmed, with the company adding that a result of damage to some infrastructure from the storm, they will “conduct two planned emergency outages” in the east end tomorrow [Feb 1]. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

[Updated] As of 2pm today [Jan 30] approximately 90 customers remain without power due to the winter storm, BELCO has confirmed. “BELCO crews are focusing on restoring branch lines as well as smaller outages. Areas of focus include St. George’s and Southampton with crews working from 8 am to midnight until all customers are restored,”... Read more of this article

Sandcastle ‘Thank You’ To BELCO Workers

Sandcastle ‘Thank You’ To BELCO Workers

BELCO received a ‘Bermuda style’ thank you from the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition organisers following yesterday’s [Jan 28] winter storm, as the organisers posted a photo on social media in order to show appreciation for the crews, who have been working hard to restore power. The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition posted the image below... Read more of this article

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

As of 8:00am this morning [Jan 29] there were approximately 3,600 customers without power, BELCO has confirmed. BELCO Director of Communications and Culture Krista Barnes provided an update on outages as a result of the winter storm, saying: “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by the winter storm.... Read more of this article

BELCO Preparing, Positioning Teams/Supplies

BELCO Preparing, Positioning Teams/Supplies

With severe weather expected to impact the island on Thursday [Jan 28], BELCO advised they have activated our Crisis Management Team and are preparing, which includes positioning supplies and teams in advance to address any outages that may occur. The Bermuda Weather Service has issued both a ‘Gale Warning’ and ‘Storm Warning’... Read more of this article

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO crews are working hard to restore power after outages affected some customers in the central parishes. At approximately 6.45pm this evening, the company said, “We’re aware of current outages and, despite high winds, crews are onsite working hard to restore power to affected areas. We appreciate your patience.” Screenshots from... Read more of this article

Ministry Statement: Cemetery Road Re-Opening

Ministry Statement: Cemetery Road Re-Opening

“The Government is confident that working with BELCO, we can devise a solution that will allow it to safely carry out its operations while providing the public continued full access to Cemetery Road,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will recall the Ministry of Public Works advisory from December... Read more of this article

BELCO Announces Opening of Cemetery Road

BELCO Announces Opening of Cemetery Road

BELCO announced that “Cemetery Road re-opened to the public on Friday, 1 January, having been closed during the construction of the North Power Station.” A spokesperson said, “The public is advised to use caution when using Cemetery Road as BELCO staff will be making regular crossings of the road to transport equipment and supplies.... Read more of this article

Minister Roban On Island-Wide Power Outage

Minister Roban On Island-Wide Power Outage

Government’s position is that BELCO “must be held accountable and answerable to the residents of Bermuda,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban following the recent island-wide power outage. Speaking during last night’s press conference, Minister Walter Roban said, “Last week Friday, the impact of the island-wide outage went... Read more of this article