Investigations are said to be ongoing following the theft of three solar panels from the solar farm at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) on August 16.
According to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, the watchman for the facility was beaten during the incident and sustained cuts about his hands and face.
The matter was reported to the Stubbs Police Station, and the watchman taken to the Stubbs Polyclinic where he was treated.
Gonsalves said that a vehicle, a SUV, was seen in the vicinity of the solar farm in February this year.
“But on August 16, the person in this jeep returned to the solar farm and three solar panels were stolen,” the prime minister said.
Each of the solar panels are said to cost EC$1,400.
“And you go and thief three of the panels? These are some of the things…its like those persons who would go and steal and destroy things from the seismic unit,” Gonsalves said.
“We need to catch this culprit, but that matter is in the hands of the police,” he continued. (DD)
Funding for the Solar Farm at the AIA was provided by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
It is to provide renewable energy to the AIA to decrease dependence on electricity from the national predominantly diesel-drive