LUCELEC LINES­MEN BEST IN CARILEC

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Lines­men from the St. Lucia Elec­tric­ity Ser­vices Lim­ited (LUCELEC) have proven they are among the best in the re­gion. At a re­cently-held Li­nes­man Rodeo or­gan­ised by the Caribbean Elec­tric Util­ity Ser­vice Co­op­er­a­tion (CARILEC) near Pi­geon Is­land, the LUCELEC teams topped the com­pe­ti­tion that tested their skills, safety stan­dards and speed. The Rodeo cul­mi­nated a week-long li­nes­man train­ing pro­gramme put on by CARILEC at the end of Novem­ber.

Lines­men in­stall and main­tain elec­tri­cal power lines so their role in en­sur­ing cus­tomers have elec­tric­ity is para­mount. The Li­nes­man Rodeo tests, on the field of play, the skills re­quired to do the job.

Teams par­tic­i­pated from elec­tric util­i­ties in Gre­nada, St. Vin­cent, the Vir­gin Is­lands and Saint Lucia. LUCELEC fielded one three-man team each in the Ap­pren­tice (1-4 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence) and Ex­pe­ri­enced (more than 5 years in the field) lev­els of the com­pe­ti­tion. Events in­cluded “Hurt-Man Res­cue”, “Speed Pole Climb”, “Bas­ket­ball” and “Earth In­stal­la­tion”.

The board, man­age­ment and staff of LUCELEC have since con­grat­u­lated its Rodeo team of Tomy Adolph, Ed James, Voldon Hazell, God­win Brice, Alpheaus Alexan­der and Wayne Mon­de­sir.

Two teams from Saint Lucia took part in the com­pe­ti­tion - LUCELEC and the con­trac­tor firm of Wil­liams (a ma­jor win­ner of the in­di­vid­ual events).

LUCELEC Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Trevor Louisy said, “We are al­ways happy to do our part to foster re­gional ca­ma­raderie among elec­tric util­i­ties. LUCELEC was pleased to part­ner with CARILEC in their host­ing of this event and are very proud our teams were vic­to­ri­ous. We see this as fur­ther demonstration of the safe, ef­fi­cient and re­li­able ser­vice we pro­vide to our cus­tomers as what was tested on the field of play is in ef­fect what our lines­men do in the daily ex­e­cu­tion of their du­ties.” He praised both com­peti­tors and vol­un­teers.

The win­ning LUCELEC team at

the CARILEC Rodeo.

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