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News Report: Energy concerns can’t be “bottom of the barrel”, warns Chamber exec

Written by Natario McKenzie, Eyewitness Business News, September 13th, 2021

Deal says multiple administrations have failed to adequately handle the issue.

“We often only think about electricity when it’s either off or the bill comes”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — This nation needs to “stop pretending” and get serious about addressing its energy concerns, a Bahamas Chamber of Commerce executive said yesterday, warning that it can no longer be a “bottom-o-the-barrel” issue.

Debbie Deal, head of the Chamber’s energy and environment division, told Eyewitness News that this nation’s energy concerns should be at the forefront of the next administration’s agenda as it is a key issue for local businesses and residents as well as foreign investors.