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PM joins Cuban bulb distribution team

PM joins Cuban bulb distribution team


aPrime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves last Friday joined the team of Cuban Social Workers and their Vincentian assistants in the national bulb-changing exercise in Marriaqua.

Sporting a red Knapsack, which carried the light-bulbs, the Prime Minister visited several homes in the Richland Park area where he personally replaced incandescent bulbs with energy-saving ones.{{more}}

The Prime Minister said he decided to get involved in the project in this personal way so as to identify with the exercise since it is an excellent project.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves installing an energy saving bulb at a home in Marriaqua last Friday.

He expressed satisfaction with the response of Vincentians to the project so far, noting that the vast majority of persons have accepted light-bulbs. To those who however refused the bulbs, the Prime Minister urged them to accept bulbs since the programme is one for their benefit.

The Prime Minister thanked the Cuban Government for partnering with the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the project noting that it is yet another successful joint venture between them.

Some 250,000 light bulbs were donated to this country by the Cuban Government to be distributed in the exercise.

As part of a wider energy conservation thrust, Government is also moving ahead with plans to increase taxes an incandescent energy guzzling light bulbs while removing taxes on the more efficient energy saving light bulbs.(API)