I”ll turn away from the electoral process and the reconfirmation that has been extended until Saturday, October 4, and turn my attention to what is seen as wanton waste of electricity, right in front of our eyes. Based on the rising cost of fuel and all the added expenses that result in very high electricity charges, it is only prudent that we try our best to save on electricity, conserve and show to one and all that we are serious about the rising cost of living on the island. Electricity is certainly one of the most talked about topics when it comes to putting a hole in our pockets, yet the movers and shakers of this all important measure are not setting any proper example. The authorities, whether NEVLEC or the government itself, should be setting example at this time.”” Instead it seems that thousands of dollars are wasted and the taxpayers have no choice but to pay.” If we take a good look upwards from Low Street all the way through to above the John E. Howell Pavilion at Grove Park, we will see in excess of 400 light bulbs of various colors burning 24 hours every day.”” These lights were installed prior to Culturama 2008 and 70 days later are still burning morning, noon and night at our expense. This is what is called abuse.” How could we as leaders and the ones responsible for preserving energy be so callous?”” How could we stare this lighted waste at nights and do nothing about it for in excess of two months?” Yet still, NEVLEC cut off our electricity and charge $100 reconnection fee in haste while they are wasting huge sums of money paying for those lights that serve no positive purpose at this particular time. This is just one of the glowing flaws that cannot escape the eye.” Numerous other abuses and money wasting happenings are staring us in the face as our leaders turn a blind eye to what is taking place on our little island.”” One might ask why, but are they being affected negatively or positively with all the happenings?”” We need to know.
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