‘Too busy’ a time for utility cuts

PAINFUL. A DISASTER. Chaotic. These are the words some business leaders used to describe two consecutive days of electricity and water outages.

While not able to quantify the financial losses, Barbados Private Sector Association chairman Edward Clarke reported “severe impact” for some businesses.

Former Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Eddy Abed said his business was hurt by the “absolute mess” caused by the loss of electricity.

And Edwin Thirlwell, whose company BICO Limited operates the island’s largest cold storage facility, urged the business community to invest in standby generators.

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