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Thread: The Whacky Wonderful World of WEB!

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    Default The Whacky Wonderful World of WEB!

    Those on island will be aware of the most recent debacle involving WEB & Ecopower.

    In a nutshell, Ecopower produces power that it then sells to WEB which in turn supplies the end user. However, WEB have decided to pay Ecopower only when it suits them despite the fact that it is a cheaper & cleaner source of power than using the diesel generators.

    When the outstanding payments reached $7million, Ecopower threatened to stop supply, an act that would have seen a blackout on the island.

    Fortunately, WEB have now paid up albeit under duress. Furthermore, they have signed a new deal with Curoil, a company that has held Bonaire to ransom with some of the highest oil prices in the Caribbean. Chavez has an oil terminal on the island (BOPEC) & Venezuela pay around 6 cents a gallon for gas! After the problems at BOPEC, reparation should be paid?

    In summary, rather than deal professionally with Ecopower, WEB would rather run their antiquated, polluting generators & ignore the needs of its customers or the environment.

    If ever there was an argument for a company to be sold to the private sector, WEB is it.
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    I would suspect that someone's palms are being greased..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiverVince View Post
    I would suspect that someone's palms are being greased..
    What a thing to say...
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    Antony, what is the source of your information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartontb View Post
    Antony, what is the source of your information?
    Hi.

    This has been pretty well documented in the Antillean Dagblad & Amigoe. There is also a link via Bonaire Weblog: http://bonaire.web-log.nl/bonaire/20...er-stroom.html

    There are now talks of WEB being prosecuted for potentially bringing Bonaire into a state of having no electricity which could have had serious consequences. You can read this in the Amigoe: http://www.amigoe.com/
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    this information has also been extensively covered in the papiamentu newspapers as well, particularly the EXTRA.

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    Antony, thanks for the information pointers.

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    A bloody disgrace..
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    Those interested may want to take a look at the YouTube clip of Sean's interview with Robbie Beukenboom. The pier development is currently on hold pending permission from the Harbour Master. Hopefully, it will be stopped period.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultL1...el_video_title
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    Antony..Thanks for the posting.. Very interesting.
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