CUC blames ‘spurious fault’ for power cut

| 11/11/2015 | 13 Comments
Cayman News Service

CUC staff at work

(CNS): A power outage which lasted for just under an hour in and around George Town on Wednesday was caused by what CUC said was a “spurious fault” on the local electricity provider’s transmission line. A spokesperson for the company said that the outage occurred at 3:37pm but power was restored to all customers by 4:27 pm. The firm apologised for the inconvenience to customers affected by the cut in supply.

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  1. Anonymous says:


    Spurious means something is not what it purports to be, false/fake or illegitimate. Can’t see why a power outage would be spurious as it’s very real!

    So, CUC needs to do a better job of separating their authentic from their spurious claims and making them appear to be valid when in reality, they’re not!

    In summary, this spurious claim results in NONSENSE! Speak in clear English CUC so all can understand what you should want to convey!

  2. JTB says:

    Well they regularly send out spurious bills….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a spurious excuse…

  4. Anonymous says:

    For those who don’t know a “spurious fault” in engineering and electronics is a non-permanent or ambiguous fault.

    • Anonymous says:

      Taking this at face value…

      We worked out there was a fault as it stopped working.

      We also gathered that it was ‘non-permanent’ as they had fixed it by the time they issued the press release. Accordingly, they couldn’t have meant spurious in that sense as the word is otiose.

      Presumably we infer then that they didn’t know what it was (as usual) and that, since they weren’t prepared to say this, they used obscure technical language to tell us that they knew absolutely nothing about why it broke?

      Cheers CUC. Really insightful press release.

    • Anonymous says:

      Aha! A curious spurious!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey CUC

    “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.”

    spurious, = not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.

    I’m not sure how a power outage is spurious.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Confusing spurious fault with spurious explanation? Again.

  7. Anonymous says:

    ????….classic cayenglish…….

  8. People For A Diesel Free Power Company says:

    Park your cars on the streets of George Town in protest of their insistence of the importation of outdated diesel generators!

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      And that differs from what people already do given the lack of any parking in GT how exactly? How will anyone know a protest is even taking place.

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