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Newsletter May 2020

Newsletter May 2020

In this newsletter: consequences of the corona crisis; contributions; hardly any OLB information on planning roads; price cap decision OLB; petrol prices; planning for the postponed spring meeting of the Union Council. Corona crisis consequenses As a result of the Corona crisis, social and economic activities on Bonaire came to a standstill in most sectors. Many consumers and businesses were in...

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Consumers want clarity about price stop Bonaire

Consumers want clarity about price stop Bonaire

Press release 12 May 2020 The people have many questions about the price cap that applies on Bonaire. For a list of 71 products in the supermarket, the government of Bonaire announced a price stop on March 20th by means of an emergency measure. Although the price freeze started more than 7 weeks ago, the maximum prices that apply to the list of 71 products have still not been published. Also,...

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No price comparator in April

No price comparator in April

Press release 31 March 2020 The government of Bonaire recently announced a price freeze for a list of 71 products in the supermarket by means of an emergency measure. This is to prevent abuse of the situation created by the coronavirus. As a result of this price freeze by OLB, the consumer organizations Unkobon and FTpKB, in consultation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, have...

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Price comparator March 2020

Price comparator March 2020

Reboot price comparison Bonaire After an interruption of two months, consumer organisations Unkobon and FTpKB started again in March to compare the prices of 60 products in 15 supermarkets on a monthly basis. The basket of 60 frequently bought products is the same as in 2019. There has been a change at the participating supermarkets: Zhung Kong and Magic City have been replaced by Kadushi...

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Water saving tips

Water saving tips

Drinking water is expensive on Bonaire, As of 1-1-2020 no less than $3.77 per m³. For normal use count on 130 liters per person per day, around 4 m³ per month. A family of 4 people will see a monthly bill of more than $60 for water use in addition to the fixed rate. That can be less!

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saving tips electricity

saving tips electricity

Tip 1. Purchase electrical appliances of 50 hertz (Hz). With a 50Hz refrigerator you save $ 105 per year at the 1-1-2020 rate. When you need a new refrigerator (or washing machine), buy a 220 volt / 50 Hz model. It is possible that you pay a bit more purchasing  this ‘European’ model , but that difference quickly will be  compensated on the WEB bills by the reduced consumption of electricity....

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