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FortisTCI Employees Use Their Energy for Good

FortisTCI Employees Use Their Energy for Good 02Feb 2015

Mervin Forbes earned his 241 hours serving as the president of the TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club. It is a non-profit youth outreach program that he founded as a result of his personal passions and desire to give back to his community. He also regularly volunteers as a basketball coach and mentor at a local high school in Providenciales. Devon Cox donated a large portion of his hours to his church’s youth ministry and used a significant portion of his vacation time to assist with annual programs abroad with his mentees. Roxie Williams and Ladonna Bassett both volunteer with the TCI Rising Star Basketball Club and serve as key members of the association. They too gave time to other community projects mainly assisting with children’s programs. Callis Jones donated his time helping with rugby training across the islands and volunteering as a coach for youth and woman’s rugby, in addition to helping out in other community sports activities.

Back Row (L to R): Eddinton Powell, FortisTCI President & CEO; Callis Jones, Security Guard; Alan Robinson, VP of Customer & Corporate Services.

Front Row (L to R): Devon Cox, VP of T&D; Roxie Williams, Billing Specialist & ERP Planning Coordinator; Ladonna Bassett, Security Guard; Mervin Forbes, Supervisor of Site Services.

Keeping in line with a part of its mission, FortisTCI continues to support community initiatives and remains devoted to being a responsible corporate citizen across the Turks and Caicos Islands. Activities such as the annual High School Science Fair, graduation programs, annual FortisTCI Spring (or Fall) Walk & Run, the adopt a school program, along with numerous other civic and cultural events, benefited from portions of nearly $97,000.00 in monetary and in-kind donations issued by FortisTCI during 2014.

FortisTCI believes that embracing the community in which you live and work is an integral part of what the company and its employees are here to accomplish. Recognizing top volunteers is a small way in which FortisTCI aims to say to these major contributors, “Thank you for your selfless and tireless work. You make a difference.” With increased volunteerism within the organization over the past three years, FortisTCI employees are looking forward to another record-breaking year in 2015, giving back to the community through volunteering.

Notes to Editors:

1) FortisTCI Limited (FTCI) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. located in Newfoundland, Canada in August 2006. Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (TCU), which is the sole provider of electricity on the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, was acquired by FTCI in August 2012. FTCI is the sole provider of electricity in Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos and adjacent Cays, and South Caicos. Together the two companies serve approximately 13,000 electricity customers in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Utilities have an aggregate diesel-fired generating capacity of approximately 75 megawatts. Additional information on FortisTCI can be accessed at

2) Fortis Inc. is a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, with total assets of more than $25 billion and fiscal 2013 revenue exceeding $4 billion. Its regulated utilities account for approximately 90% of total assets and serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. Fortis owns non-regulated hydroelectric generation assets in Canada, Belize and Upstate New York. The Corporation’s non-utility investment is comprised of hotels and commercial real estate in Canada.


Allan Robinson
VP, Customer & Corporate Services
FortisTCI Ltd
Tel: 649-946-4313 Ext. 2507