The fuel crisis in Bario is over, for the time being, anyhow!
reached us that they managed to get three charter loads in last
week. By all accounts, the new stock was almost immediately sold
The people of Bario have not been able to access e-mail for over two weeks since their Internet Cafe has been closed all that time.
Quite understandable during the last week of November, since Bario had run out of fuel, the situation having been compounded by one week of wet afternoons, the solar batteries having too short a time to charge up.
remained closed last week is not known, for it was hot and sunny, excessively
so, in fact!
The Bario Asal Youth Committee have mobilsed for a series of gotong-royong fund-raising sessions to subsidise the longhouse's Christmas activities.
that our young school kids, back in Bario for the
break, are in for a working holiday!
Bario has run out of petrol yet again, for the third time in as many months. Though they still have a small amount of diesel left for their electricity generators, it is not likely to last more than a few more days.
Layang Layang, of course, has the usual story to tell us - their aircraft is not available since it is stationed in Kuching to service an aerial survey contract.
What they told the newspapers the last time this happened, that the Kelabits were running out of fuel because they had not made any bookings, was simply not true - the Layang Layang aircraft are never available at the required time!
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