Four years after Emera Incorporated bought majority interest in Barbados Light and Power, we look back to our 2010 Independence Day article where we asked…
“Should we sell Barbados Light & Power to the Canadians?
Good for Barbados, or selling the family silver?”
All these years later… what do you think folks? Did we do the right thing selling BL&P to the Canadians?
Should we sell Barbados Light & Power to the Canadians?
Good for Barbados, or selling the family silver?
by West Side Davie with Cliverton
Independence Day is a fitting time for Bajans to consider the difference between dreams and goals, and the difference between blind celebration and a grounded perspective on reality. For too long we have celebrated November 30th with much flag waving and remembrance of the heady days of the 1960’s – but little serious consideration given to where the good ship Barbados is sailing now and how the machinery is holding up.
We dance and sing about how we love the ship and what a good ship it is (and it is too!) – but I fear we’ve been putting off some needed maintenance and refitting because it’s easier and cheaper to slap on a coat of paint and say “It still looks good!”
Indeed, it could…
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