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Sep 11, 2010

Don't Disconnnect Yet

Due to delays of government paydays some lawmakers implored to the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. to delay the disconnection process of government employees' power, water or wastewater at their homes.

Senators Ayuyu and Crisostimo according to reports said, "“We therefore request your consideration for government employees who, because their pay is delayed by up to a week, face disconnection. Should these employees request your assistance to temporarily prevent a disconnection, we ask you to work with these consumers to the greatest extent possible."

Ok. We can't blame these government employees to have delays since the CNMI has one of the most expensive utility fees in the world. Many of the residents here have been saving by not using their AC's that often anymore. Can you just imagine a 25 square feet condo unit or living space will have at least $275 CUC bill per month...unbelievable? Nope. This is for real. Can you just imagine those with bigger houses? However, the residents have no choice but pay for it or else they wouldn't have power at home.

For the longest time, the CNMI residents have been ripped off by this incredible CUC utility fees. Who wouldn't be angered by the former Lt. Gov. Villagomez's rydlyme scam and the issue that the local government paid for his family and his home's utility fees while he was in his post?

As for CUC, it has no choice as well since the CNMI has been importing the supplies for the power and it is not cheap....

Some say to privatize CUC for improvement of service. Is it really the answer?

You tell me....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On the CUC issue..well all is said and done and nothing can be done about that. it is water under the bridge. Move on to the next task at hand which seems to be the solution of the OUTRAGEOUSLY EXPENSIVE UTILITY BILL..weel as i recall way back when..CUC had town meetings so they can hear what the people are thinking about the power bill hike and to seek suggestions on how we can get alternative power sources..i attended a few of those town meetings and i asked alot of questions. I have read about solar panels and wind mills as a source of energy but i was told that those sources were UNFEASABLA because they were too expensive...come on now..fossil fuel is not only expensive as well but also dirty..i will not go into detail about the 2 types of energy sources but maybe if YOU throw it out there to the "REPS" or anyone working to find that solution....thank you..norma warwick

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