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6 protest high light bills


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6 protest high light bills

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SIX?ANGRY?Barbadians decided to let the Barbados Light &?Power (BL&P) know how they feel about the high energy costs the country has had to face over the past year.
Yesterday, political activist Mark Adamson, leader of the People’s Democratic Congress (PDC), protested along Bay Street in front of the BL&P headquarters for more than two hours.
The outspoken Adamson was at the forefront shouting: Emera Who, Emera What!” referring to the Canadian-based entity that has major shareholding in the power company. Others had placards declaring: Go Solar, Forget The BL&P Electricity Voters Are Consumers Too; Stop Colonisation; and No More High bills.
 Adamson may have only had a few bearing placards, but would have been delighted with the dozens who showed their approval with car honks.
“It’s heartening to get support as everyone has been reeling by these outrageous bills. Light &?Power has made a bad situation in this country worse with bills that have soared in some instances over $300,” he said.
Adamson is in no doubt the BL&P rates have been unreasonable.
“Entirely unconscionable. Institutions in this savage economic crisis must think not only of the dollar bill, but must act in a more humane manner.
“There are hundreds of Barbadians suffering, unable to make ends meet and it is sad that the Light &?Power has shown little compassion.
“Many?Barbadians are fed up and frustrated by these multinational corporations that have taken our people for granted. Something has to be done about these foreign entities which come into this country to exploit and extract a lot of value from our people.
“We will not stand for this much longer and we have got to send a strong message to them in the very clearest of terms,” he added. (MK)
 

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