PM paid EC$65,000 to connect electricity to private home

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves paid EC$65,000 to have electricity connected to his private home in Gorse, he told Parliament this week.

“Where I built my house up in Gorse, up in the hills, I choose to go there. Vinlec charged me EC$65,000 to put electricity there. I had to pay them. … Now, if I didn’t have the money, I wouldn’t have electricity …” Gonsalves said.

“So, if we decide to go far in the hills to live, don’t expect the community to pay for you there, though, of course, we have cases where individuals have insisted, because they have a vote, that even though it cost you EC$10,000 – EC$15,000 to take electricity to one person, it must be taken,” Gonsalves added.

Vinlec, the state owned and sole commercial electricity supplier here, has a policy of granting one pole free to facilitate the connection of customers to the grid.

Gonsalves said that almost 100 per cent of all houses and businesses in this country are connected to the national grid.

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6 thoughts on “PM paid EC$65,000 to connect electricity to private home

  1. Is he running from wifey? And wifey is running to Cane Garden? When he lose election, they could go back to Frenches or to his mother’s old house in Colonarie.

    Posted by L Sutton | March 3, 2012, 14:34
  2. So do you feel you shouldn’t have had to pay? You are so selfish. Lavish and wasteful you are PM. And did your money pay?

    Some of the things you disclose at times cause me to wonder if you are not senile. Time to gooooo.

    Posted by justice | March 3, 2012, 17:32
  3. They would be better going to Trinidad or somewhere they have some connections and family [ I would of said friends but I doubt that on his part]. Perhaps in different directions, perhaps by LIAT, perhaps not.

    Gonsalves why don’t you go and investigate Canada, its been such a long time, and there is a welcome awaiting you.

    Do you have landing lights at your helicopter pad at Gorse?

    By the way take the Francis boy with you, we don’t want him, as he has found during past elections. The unelectable unelected.

    Posted by Peter | March 3, 2012, 20:23

    Posted by UNITY FOR SVG | March 3, 2012, 22:58
  5. His prime income seems to me to be from the legal profession, yes he is a serial litigater and has a substantial income from suing people.

    Yes he is rich, he is from the wealthy landowner class, let him not kid you about no shoes on his feet, that was by choice, he always wanted to be a little blackboy. But with only a faint touch of tar somewhere way back, he couldn’t quite make it without a respray.

    He was also a nasty child, throwing coconuts down from trees to make them unuseable for others to drink. He brags of such behavior, but any phsycologist will tell you that was the beginning.

    Posted by Peter | March 4, 2012, 13:36
  6. Damn, must be a slow news day……

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | March 4, 2012, 18:18

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