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Bahamas: Hundreds Of Letters Call For Lower Energy Costs In Grand Bahama

SOME 300 letters of support signed by residents of West and East Grand Bahama were delivered Friday by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens to the Office of the Prime Minister in Freeport calling for government intervention in lowering the cost of the energy in those outlying areas.

Pastor Eddie Victor, president of CCC, said the letters are addressed to Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest, the MP for East Grand Bahama; West Grand Bahama MP Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, and Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson.

In the letter, the residents are asking government not to renew the West End and East End agreements between the GB Power Company and the Bahamas Government that expired in the latter part of 2018.

They want government to approve the application of the new Power Plant that proposes to build a Firm Solar Power Plant in East and West Grand Bahama that will lower the cost of power by 30 to 40 percent.

Pastor Victor noted that so far they have collected 301 letters, and many more are expected to come in. Copies of the letters also will be sent to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, he said.

“This is the first batch of letters; there are hundreds of more letters coming in and as we collect those we forward them to MP in West GB, the DPM Peter Turnquest, MP for East GB,” Mr Victor said.

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