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UNKOBON GLAD WITH ISLAND COUNCIL SUPPORT
Political attention BonKompra desired.

On January 8, Unkobon published the hand-out that the consumers union has offered to visiting members of Parliament. In this hand-out, Unkobon, among other things, called for attention to the postponement of promised subsidies on the tariffs for electricity and water on Bonaire. The absence of the subsidy is a major cause of the increase in electricity tariffs by 24% on January1.
On Tuesday January 16, the Island Council has asked the Executive Council in a motion for measures to mitigate the impact of price increases on  April 1, 2018 for water and electricity. The BC is instructed to apply for the subsidy for drinking water and electricity as soon as possible in The Hague and to inform the consumer about the economical use of water and electricity two weeks before the April price increase takes place.
The Island Council also considers that the government must intensify price control on basic necessities in collaboration with the Tienda pa Konsumidó and Unkobon.

For a year and a half the consumers union has been advocating measures that will mitigate the consequences of the BES Electricity and Drinking Water Act. In order to come up with price comparisons at supermarkets on Bonaire together with the Tienda pa Konsumidó Boneiru, Unkobon submitted a project plan to the Ministry of Economic Affairs at the end of November 2017.
In January, Unkobon will launch an information campaign with savings tips for electricity on its Facebook page (fb, com / Unkobon).

Unkobon regards the motion of 16 January 2018 of the Island Council as support for these initiatives. The consumer association hopes that political attention will also be paid to the renewal of the 2014 Bon Kompra agreement. Thanks to this agreement, a package of 36 products at participating supermarkets in the bario’s received the same low price as in the large supermarkets at the Kaya Industria (on average 20% cheaper). The agreement was valid for six months.

In celebration of its 5 year anniversary Unkobon will organise a walk through beautiful nature on Sunday November 5, 2017 from 7 until 10 o clock in the morning. The starting point is Felt di Snip (Tra’i Montaña). We have set a route of approximately 8 kilometres and also a shorter route of approximately 4 kilometres.  Both routes will take you over even, relatively good dirt roads and you will see picturesque kunukus, beautiful Bonairian flora and fauna and majestic views.

Everybody on Bonaire can support Unkobon, your Consumers Union’s activities by joining us for this walk.  The participation fee is $15, including an original Unkobon T-shirt and an original Unkobon shopping bag. There also is water and fruits for the participants.

Ticket sales:

  • Daily at Lisa Convenience Store at Kaya Nikiboko South and at Posada Para Mira in Rincon.
  • On 28 and 29 October from 10:00 to 12:00 at Bondigro and Van den Tweel

Ticket sales and pick up original Unkobon T-shirts and shopping bags

  • On Friday 3 November from 17:00 to 19:00 at Van den Tweel
  • On Saturday 4 November, 12:00 – 18:00 at El Mundo restaurant at Kaya Grandi.
  • Last opportunity on 5 November from 6:00 – 6:45 pm on location (Felt di Snip)


You can register by filling out the form below.

 

 

In celebration of its 5 year anniversary Unkobon, the Union di Konsumidó Boneiru, will organise a walk through beautiful nature on Sunday 5 November from 7 until 10 o clock in the morning. The starting point is Felt di Snip (Tra’i Montaña). We have set a route of approximately 8 kilometres and also a shorter route of approximately 4 kilometres.  Both routes will take you over even, relatively good dirt roads and you will see picturesque kunukus, beautiful Bonairian flora and fauna and majestic views.

Everybody on Bonaire can support Unkobon, your Consumers Union’s activities by joining us for this walk.  The participation fee is $15, including an original Unkobon T-shirt and an original Unkobon shopping bag. There also is water and fruits for the p

articipants. The proceeds  will be used to promote consumer’s interests on Bonaire. Unkobon intends to use the proceeds to enable activities such as: providing information about pricing in supermarkets, about economically buying quality solar installations, individua

l assistance via the consumers window, rectification of wrongfully increased long-term lease prices, etc.

In the past Unkobon has already achieved a lot for the consumers on Bonaire. During the last five years all

households on Bonaire received a restitution from WEB; Unkobon proved that the supermarkets did not, or not completely, pass on the new ABB exemption to its clients; 500 people were refunded after they overpaid long lease contracts;  maximum price agreements were made for a basic grocery basket (BonKompra); Unkobon coordinated work for the Nibud-rapport; Unkobon ensured that cash payments to the tax office remained for free; Unkobon made sure that objections about unjustly high road tax were dealt with swiftly; and that there was a lot of attention for gas deliveries and for air traffic connections. By conducting surveys Unkobon provided companies with feedback about their se

rvice so that they were stimulated to improve where necessary. And through a Facebook group page, the Union facilitates information exchange between consumers.

Unkobon is counting on your support. Give us your support and register now. On Saturday 30 September we will begin selling tickets. They will be on sale on Saturday and Sunday between 10 and 12 at the supermarkets BonDiGro and Van den Tweel.

For more information please visit our website: www.consumentenbonaire.com, our Facebook page Unkobon – ConsumentenBonaire, or phone  +599 782-1009.

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