The comments made by BEC Chairman Leslie Miller in response to The Democratic National Alliance's Clean Energy Project (CEP) were far from surprising.
very public bouts with "foot in mouth disease" have over the course of many years, become the foundation upon which his
political career has been built.
These recent comments however expose a new level of hypocrisy.
While consistently touting his
commitment to lowering the cost of electricity Leslie Miller
has done nothing but offer halfhearted apologies for the countless blackouts which Bahamians have had to endure over the past several months.
Now with the peak summer months ahead of us, residents here in the capital are DREADING the usual lackluster performance of BEC
in meeting the electricity demand.
Having been presented with countless international examples of the feasibility and successes of similar plans, Leslie Miller's
haste to condemn the DNA's plans for energy reform in the Bahamas prove without a shadow of a doubt that neither Miller nor the administration of which he
is a part is serious about lowering the cost of electricity for struggling Bahamian families.
comments, in the wake of his
continued promise of energy cost reductions, WREAK OF HYPROCRISY and reveal his
complicity with other parties who benefit from as a result of the outrageous energy costs.
Rather than actually working along with the government, and the management and staff at BEC
has done nothing but destroy the morale of those under his
charge all the while owing the corporation which he
heads THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for electricity at his
The reality is that Miller's failure as chairman to oversee and manage the corporation in a way that stems the hemorrhaging of funds from BEC
and from the pockets of consumers is the ONLY ineptitude which exists.
is unable to deliver on the reduction in electricity costs which both he
and the Christie
Administration promised then he
should be REMOVED as chairman.
Hardworking Bahamian families and business owners can no longer bear the burden of exorbitant energy costs.
It's time for Miller
and this PLP government to PUT UP or SHUT UP when it comes to energy reform.