A team of five Domlec linesmen who assisted with power restoration in The Bahamas says their ability to assist other islands is another skill Dominicans should be proud of.
The team left island on October 21st 2016, to assist the hurricane ravaged country with power restoration after thousands were left with no electricity.
The team trained in Live Line work headed by journeyman Peter Antoine and comprising Judah Alexander, Ken Christmas, Shaniel O’garro and Francis Jervier returned to Dominica on November 19th 2016.
According to a release, the Bahamas Electric Company had indicated that electricity has been interrupted in the affected islands, because of downed power poles and lines, and damage to generators in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The Transmission and Distribution network on both islands were extensively damaged. The Domlec team was engaged in hotline work and other activities in restoring power to those persons whose lives were turned upside down.
At a small welcome home ceremony team Leader Antoine said that customers there were elated noting that they went "beyond the call of duty’. He said their ability to restore power after a hurricane is another skill we as Dominicans can be proud of. As a result of this skill, they are prepared to assist other countries and work with linesmen throughout the region”. Antoine says he was particularly pleased with the reception the crew received from the Bahamians.
He expressed thanks to the management of Domlec for allowing the team to be part of the restoration process in other territories. Noting that such experience is always good for the younger linesmen, two of whom formed part of the team.
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