Tag archive for ‘electricity’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Could GEBE do more for its clients?

~ BES-islands get subsidy to waive fixed tariffs ~ PHILIPSBURG – Saba Electric, the distributor of electricity in Saba, Statia and Bonaire has waived the fixed tariff for all customers until the end of the year. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Government cuts electricity budget for schools

PHILIPSBURG — The power consumption at public schools varies wildly it appears from the draft 2019 budget. The government intends to save more than 46,000 guilders ($25,720) in 2019 on the electricity bills More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Dollars, not guilders

By Hilbert Haar An alert reader pointed out to me that the price the waste-to-energy plant would charge GEBE for a Kilowatt of electricity is $0.26 and not 0.26 guilders. This is correct and I apologize for the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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The question nobody ever asked

By Hilbert Haar The dump remains a hot item and for good reason. For decades dump fires have affected the health of citizens and for decades the government had failed to do something about it. The construction of More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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Frans asks GEBE to expedite restoration to parts of Cay Bay

Philipsburg — Member of Parliament and leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Frans Richardson is calling on GEBE to at least explain to residents of Cay Bay why they are still without electricity 6 months More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Alegria loses lawsuit against home owners

PHILIPSBURG – The Alegria Resort has to restore water and electricity supply to the A-building on its grounds within a fortnight, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday in a lawsuit the home owners association More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Caravanserai home owners battle with Alegria over power supply

PHILIPSBURG – The Alegria Resort is once more involved in a court case; this time with the Caravanserai Home Owners Association that demanded on Wednesday in summary proceedings that Alegria provides water and More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Lessons from Irma

The disastrous Hurricane Irma is now almost a month behind us. Cleanup activities are still in full swing and in many – but not all – places people have access again to electricity, water and internet. These More...