DOMLEC reports island-wide power cut

Light and power company, Dominica Electricity Services Ltd (DOMLEC) reported an island-wide power cut on Thursday. The outage was one of a series that has been plaguing the island in recent times. On Thursday morning, the company announced a power cut in several sections of the island.

However, shortly after the announcement, its Facebook page was flooded with complaints from customers across Dominica who said there was no power in their communities. The company responded, saying the entire island was without power.

“DOMLEC apologies to all customers for the unscheduled interruption in their power supply,” the company wrote in response.

“This was an island-wide outage and we are at this time restoring the various communities.”

The ongoing power cuts have been the center of discussion by many Dominicans on social media while the company has consistently said that these are part of its “Capacity Management Program.”

In March 2022, the government of Dominica announced that it had acquired majority shares in the company with Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit saying it was being done “in the best of interest of electricity consumers, the shareholders and employees of the company, and Dominica.”

He said the move was in line with his government’s plan to make Dominica the first climate-resilient country in the world.

“The acquisition of DOMLEC aligns with our goals to build resilience in the energy sector through deliberate action to improve energy security, and strengthen growth and economic prospects. As part of our vision for a dynamic Dominica, we are pursuing greater efficiency in electricity generation to meet our national target of 100% clean, carbon-neutral energy by the year 2030,” Skerrit said.

With the ongoing outages getting on everyone’s nerves, some people are demanding answers from the government.

“This is a crisis in Dominica and no one seems to be addressing it. Isn’t the gov’t the majority shareholder in DOMLEC? What is the gov’t saying?” one person wrote on Facebook.

DOMLEC has not given a reason for the island-wide power cut.

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  1. Lin clown
    September 18, 2023

    These UWP parrots have been parroting themselves for 23 years.They think because they are idiots,the majority of Dominicans are as idiotic as they.Dominicans know Domlec once belong to Dominicans,untill UWP sold it to foreigners for a cup of lentils.The foreign company made hundreds of millions of dollars in profit on the backs of Dominicans untill 2022.UWP gave the company the right to determine who should and should not get license to import and operator a generator.It is this lack of vision and high level of stupidity by UWP,and supported by MEME and Ibo why they are in the dog house today.There is a new breed of UWP aholes headed by MEME as President with Ibo 1st deputy,Jonathan 2nd deputy and Francisco 3rd deputy.23 years as losers and counting.

  2. Really
    September 18, 2023

    maybe they should have paid $1 for domlec or speed up the geothermal energy 🤔. Electricity is Key to attracting and sure it will all work out well

  3. Really
    September 17, 2023

    did Dominica 🇩🇲 get sold a cat in a bag mean nobody checked the state of the equipment.

  4. Margeaux
    September 15, 2023

    Years of underinvesting and giving the profit to the shareholders, that’s what happened here. This is the typical modus operandi of a man by the name of Skerrit. Dowasco is another prime example. The CM only thinks as far as his nose reaches. Incompetence at its best, eventually he will have ruined the 3 Ds,
    Domlec, Dowasco and Dominica. Last person to leave, please turn off the lights. Sorry, Domlec will do that automatically!

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    • Putin
      September 15, 2023

      “Years of underinvesting and giving the profit to the shareholders, that’s what happened here. This is the typical modus operandi of a man by the name of Skerrit.” Ahwa! DOMLEC was sold to foreigners by your UWPwee. The government of Dominica only last year got controlling shares of DOMLEC. So, doh blame Skerrit for all those “years of underinvesting.” Skerrit is a “just come” where DOMLEC’s business is concerned.

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      • RandyX
        September 15, 2023

        Once again, desperately trying to defend the indefensible. Everyday, your political superhero is found out more!

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      • We the People
        September 15, 2023

        Seems to me the government bought a diab a sac, and pli mal, the Board of Directors seems to be a bunch of party hacks. Go figure

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        • Fitzgerald
          September 18, 2023

          Infested by members of the CABAL. How shameful!

  5. Ibo France
    September 14, 2023

    I hope and pray that the criminally minded miscreant would not use the cover of darkness to prey on people and their property.

    As a government, healthcare, education, energy generation and national security must be given constant and full attention. Electricity has almost become like oxygen in this era of modernity.

    Any government that cannot provide a reliable supply of energy especially electricity to its people does not deserve the right to govern.

    All citizens should be very concerned about the present general trajectory of the country. Dominica is rapidly heading for the abyss. A SOS cry should be sent out to the the rest of the world.

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  6. Truth Be Told
    September 14, 2023

    Well, what else is new, a country of darkness now actually living in the dark! Dominicans should be used to the dark arts by now after living with it under Labour for the past 23 years!

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  7. Jonathan Y St Jean
    September 14, 2023

    I don’t see this frequent and unscheduled power outages helping to get more visitors to come to Dominica for the upcoming festive season. Certain persons from overseas who could work from home whilst still being able to enjoy the activities can’t bank on this to take a chance and come enjoy what’s on offer. Where’s the foresight?

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  8. September 14, 2023

    good news for some, the words of joy and happiness are filling the halls of DNO.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      September 14, 2023

      @Point, who except you would see this horrible situation as good news? You gotta be a sick puppy so lost in petty, party politics that you can’t see the pain and suffering of people and businesses. Man, you have lost your reason.

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  9. Ibo France
    September 14, 2023

    When the government bought the majority shares in DOMLEC, Roosevelt promised the people utopia. He was very articulate and convincing. However, he was reading from a prepared script given to him by one of his handsomely paid speech writers. It was all deception as usual.

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    • Juanita
      September 14, 2023

      Articulate? I’m sorry Ibo France but this is a wrong choice of adjectives? When has He ever been articulate particularly in reading?

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      • Ibo France
        September 14, 2023

        He rehearsed the script many times before he read it. He did a fair job that one time.

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      • Putin
        September 15, 2023

        Ever seen/heard Linton try to answer a policy-related question without a written script? Pay attention and see how he says a lot without saying anything sensible. Watch well.

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  10. Juanita
    September 14, 2023

    Well, my fellow Dominicans, how is the “Great Reset” of 2022 working for “all you?”

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    • Edwin Francis Grégiore
      September 15, 2023

      Belle ti Reset…

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  11. L C Matthew
    September 14, 2023

    Dominicans like being taken for a ride. we all see the efficiency of the government that been in office 20 years. They cannot manage a coffee plant given to them. Abattoire is a mess, everything is used to play politics and manipulate people. yet we still there if not skerrit in a population of 70k there not 21 capable humans with common sense. we have some parliamentary reps who don’t know thier Assets from thier face and simply are space occupiers to say yes yes yes like a parliamentary orgy stroking RS ego. So here we are with power generation. It is no different than the promise to pay tuition for kids only to be driven to extreme stress. Yet we sit and complain only to be pacified into doing nothing.

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  12. Ibo France
    September 14, 2023

    With these frequent outages, the stubborn oppressive heatwave, the scarcity of jobs, no money, Dominica has become a living hell.

    I believe on Judgment Day when resident Dominicans go to the pearly gate and meet Peter who would decide whether to let them into Heaven or reject them, when asked where they are from and he is told Dominica, Peter would say pass in for you have experienced Hell already.

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    • AEB
      September 14, 2023

      @Ibo France, so if you are a Dominican or still a Dominican when you die then you are safe. Straight to heaven when you die.

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  13. Jonathan Y St Jean
    September 14, 2023

    Is this constant power outages what climate- resilience looks like. Boasting about something but delivering something else. Just grandstanding as usual.

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    • Ibo France
      September 14, 2023

      When asked why a university chose to award him a honorary doctorate, Roosevelt retorted it was for his outstanding work on climate resilience. The only thing this consistent LIAR is outstanding at is ‘tiefing’ elections.

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  14. Jeff Jacobs
    September 14, 2023

    wow thats insane. another failure by the authorities. another L. should change the name to Lominica

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    • derp
      September 14, 2023

      No leave it Dom(dumb) inica

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