(St. Lucia News Online) — The Saint Lucia Electricity Services (LUCELEC) will suspend disconnections for persons on welfare and persons who have lost their jobs directly due to the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced Wednesday in his stimulus package.
This will be reviewed month to month to determine if this pool should be expanded to benefit other persons,” Chastanet added.
“The government has been engaged with the utility companies with a view to get some relief for those who have suffered job loss,” he said.
“The Saint Lucia Electricity Services (LUCELEC) has given its commitment to provide support to those on welfare and those who may have lost their jobs as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. Working with the relevant agencies to identify these customers, the company will suspend disconnections for these groups at this time,” the prime minister explained.
LUCELEC is also assisting the Saint Lucia government with “some of the costs” associated with operating the quarantine and isolation centres, Chastanet said.