LUCELEC cuts Cotton Bay Resort electricity supply

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LUCELEC cuts Cotton Bay Resort electricity supply

Cotton Bay Village Resort in Cap Estate was forced to close its doors on Tuesday, September 23 after its electricity was disconnected by the St. Lucia Electrical Services Limited (LUCELEC) over non- payments.

According to a source, a number of guests were transported to other hotels while employees were sent home.

Guests are now staying at the Bay Gardens Resorts and Spa and the Coco Palm Hotel.

Corporate Communications Manager of LUCELEC Roger Joseph has confirmed with the media that the hotel electricity supply was disconnected for outstanding arrears dating back several months ago.

Reliable sources at the electrical company said the decision came on the heels of numerous warnings to the hotel to clear its bills in arrears.

This publication was unable to get a comment from an official of the hotel as calls went unanswered.

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  1. When things like this happens, I feel the government should get a team headed by Mr W Downs another account an economist and a and an lawyer for 5years they would have complete control of said property.

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  2. Why do these idiots in every statement have to blame Kenny, Do they know how government are getting moneys to pay their bill even after the former government got millions and what did they do with it, pocket it. Now who has left with the burden, Another example is other countries that used to donate to st lucia, they to are in trouble and they need help, How have they come about in helping their islands or country in order to keep their nation going is through taxes or vat. these help government to keep their nation running through maintenance of structures, paying their work force, retirees, Loans borrowed, as well as paying their dues. Why blame Kenny when he as our leader has to find ways and means to keep fair Helen going.
    Now lets take a look at other islands that have it even harder than what lucians are facing. Antigua Have a 17 percent vat,Grenada also 15plus 3 percent Dominica had 15 but has added a 3 percent more up to 18, How about Barbados, St Vincent From tortola which their departure tax at $5 now stands at $20.00.Every one of them have to initiate ways to keep their country afloat. So what is different in St Lucia these uwp supporters making believe that their crop will do a better job they was there for five years and what did they do with the millions given them plus millions borrowed, Thank god for this government and we better think and do and say what is right for we only will countinue to bleed fair helen

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  3. What does cutting the power have to do with VAT you idiot.......... VAT is a replacement tax and the unscrupulous merchants here who never reduced their prices when consumption and other taxes were removed are to be blamed. What do you have to show for yourself, you calling the PM idiot. So the PM and politics must be blamed for every wrong thing in St Lucia? Then he should get many accolades for the hundreds of business and domestic home owners who are able to pay their bills you IDIOT.... get off the politics

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  4. Lucellec had a right to disconnect. I'm surprised that the hotel doesn't have a generator. So it looks like when the power is out guests are usually transferred to another hotels. Wouldn't it be cheaper to invest in a generator. Maybe, just maybe cotton bay needs a better finance manager. Just saying.

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  5. they should have had a back up generator. now with all that hype on increase tourist arrivals record breaking they say, u mean cotton bay eh get none of that to boost revenue?

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    • That's an ignorant statement.....am not political and certainly not for the high VAT i think it could come in lower....BUT when they implement new taxes on these establishments...whether it be hotels or stores guess who the taxes trickle down too...YOU AND ME....we pay the new taxes as consumers because it is included in the price....so tell me who greedier???

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  6. Hahahahahah ah even hotels getting cut malwee don't have to worry now all we say is so what if they cut my light yal cut coco resort own to

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  7. Weh mesiay, more people out of work. Poor jab Kenny, he getting blame even for hotels not paying their bills. Come on people if u eh pay ur bill, u know ur service will get cut...Game over!!!

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  8. Sadly children will have less food on their tables and less of their needs met. Hard for parents and others who cannot provide for their family. These people did not see this coming.

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  9. .... and Hurricane Kenny attains major hurricane status. When will this horrific storm come to an end????

    #bitterdays

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  10. LECELEC has nothing to explain to anyone.You dont pay you get cut, just like any other customer.case closed!

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    • Amen!!!! The staff didn't see it coming - and i feel sorry for them - but their managers and administration did!

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  11. No profit in business cannot pay bills so whats next for persons or business in that position, send employees home, unemployment increasing, who care about who. Do what you can for yourself, is that he attitude now or how can we help each other. It is very very frustrating now. Kenny are you feeling it or trying to feel it or still waiting to feel it. What will these employees do now since they are out of a job and unprepared for what happened.

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