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Customers continue protest against Vinlec

Customers continue protest against Vinlec

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This year’s annual Independence Day parade, which will showcase a number of uniformed military and non military institutions, smartly attired as the country celebrates its 29th year of democracy, will contain a new feature- consumers protesting the high electricity prices.{{more}}

Plans are being made by organizers of the weekly pilgrimage to the head office of the St. Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) in Paul’s Avenue, Kingstown, to take their placards, which call for, among other things, the doing away of the electricity fuel surcharge, to the Victoria Park in a peaceful demonstration.

The protest, which is into its fifth week, has been growing in numbers, as was evident by the turnout of the last two Fridays.

Yesterday, organizers were scheduled to travel to the Grenadine island of Bequia, upon invitation from residents there, who intend to picket the island’s power station and office.

Organizers were calling for residents of the other islands to do likewise on their islands.

Calls were also made for protests at the outstations on the mainland, mainly South Rivers, Cumberland and Lowmans Bay.(JJ)