Intervenor: Move ill-advised

The proposed amendment to the Electric Light and Power Act is a “major concern” of intervenor and attorney Tricia Watson.

Calling in on Starcom Network’s radio programme Down To Brass Tacks yesterday after a caller raised the issue of the proposed amendment, Watson said the amendment is “ill-advised in relation to regulation of the sector and it also seeks to curtail public discourse or involvement on the issuing of licensing in a sector that the Government said is worth almost $4 billion annually”.

“This amendment will set up insurmountable barriers to interested parties who consume and pay for electricity in this country and so there should be no requirement for any Barbadian to go and say to the minister, please let us have a say, because we have a say,” she said.

She said since 2007 the Government has been looking at transforming the energy sector, but it has been “baby steps”. (NS)

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