APUA Blackout Affects CXC Exams


APUA says a fault at Antigua Power Company’s 50-megawatt power plant at Crabbs caused an island-wide outage while students were writing CXC.

A total of 2,317 candidates in Antigua and Barbuda have registered for the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC), which began on Monday 6th May, 2019.

Electricity Business Unit Manager, Andre Matthias says a 17-megawatt unit at the facility automatically shut down at around 10:09 this morning; initiating a total collapse in the system.

APUA is still investigating the matter.

The first examinations exams today were Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM), Music Practical, Clothing & Textiles Paper 2 and Chemistry Paper 3.

Also on Monday, the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) began with Literatures in English Unit 1, Physics Unit 1 and Integrated Math.

The last APUA blackout which affected half of the island last week was blamed on a kite.




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  1. Apua manager are the worst people in Antigua and Barbuda . Learn how to work before send people with no knowledge doing damage everywhere … silly company with stupid people expecially the managers and supervisors

  2. Where are the choir leaders now to tell us what courses they should teach at UWI about the ALP administration

    the side kick and the ten men are nowhere to be found because they only get pay to say its raining while the cxc examination takers are being pissed on

    the alp been in power for over 50 years on and off and still cant provide electricity for our youth to take their final exams setting a setback with untold negative implications.
    now i understand why UWI council putting our application for a new campus on the back burner they no able when exam time come no water or power inna antigua

    joke place joke people

  3. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣….there must be a raw wire somewhere. Next month you will hear ratta nyam tru cable.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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