STATEMENT BY GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
ON THE INTENTION TO OFFER FUEL SURCHARGE RELIEF
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
1st December, 2023
The Government of the Virgin Islands is pleased to announce a special initiative to provide relief from the increasing fuel surcharge during the holiday season. As part of its ongoing commitment to alleviate the financial burden on our residents, the government will be covering 50% of fuel surcharge associated with electricity bills from British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Government of the Virgin Islands understands the importance of supporting our residents during a time of heightened energy consumption. By covering the fuel surcharge, we aim to ease the financial strain on individuals and families in our community.
This fuel surcharge relief initiative will directly benefit residential customers of electricity bills. The government will cover 50% of the fuel surcharge portion of the bill, providing residents with some extra financial breathing room throughout the month of December 2023.
The Government of the Virgin Islands has allocated a dedicated fund to cover this 50% of fuel surcharge. This initiative is part of our ongoing efforts to support our citizens and lessen the financial impact of increased fuel consumption.
Residential customers will automatically have the 50% of the fuel surcharge portion of their BVIEC bill paid by the Government. There is no need to apply separately or submit any additional documentation.
We encourage eligible customers to take advantage of this initiative and enjoy a more affordable holiday season.