• Today
    August 03

  • 07:23 PM

Natural gas shortage hits South Coast


Added 16 January 2015


MAINTENANCE OFFICER at The Soco Hotel, Ian Browne, explaining how the boiler needs natural gas to function properly and heat the hotel’s water. (Christoff Griffith)

THE NATURAL GAS shortage has apparently jumped from the West Coast to the South Coast.

The problem was prevalent along the West Coast late last month and now Accra Beach Hotel and Spa in Rockley, Christ Church, says it is struggling to maintain some operations with the reduction in gas levels. Other properties nearby are also reporting low pressure.

Accra general manager Suresh Monickoraja said the past couple of months had been tough.

“We started to experience low pressure in December which began to impact our hot water supply and the situation deteriorated further, where [on Wednesday] we had almost zero supply coming in, which impacted our guest rooms, meeting rooms, kitchen and laundry,” he said.

Please read the full story in today's Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Is enough done to mark Emancipation Day in Barbados?