Public Works/Infrastructure

PM: We will do whatever it takes to address BPL's issues

August 20, 2019

PM: We will do whatever it takes to address BPL's issues...

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BPL could have an insurance settlement next month related to fire
BPL could have an insurance settlement next month related to fire

August 20, 2019

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) could have a settlement completed with its insurance provider within the next month after a fire destroyed two of its engines at the Clifton Pier power plant, BPL Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey said on Friday...

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Power supply challenges island to island
Power supply challenges island to island

August 19, 2019

As New Providence's energy crisis continues to wreak havoc on lives and businesses, Perspective followed up on power generation concerns on the islands of Bimini, Abaco and Grand Bahama to find out how service providers have managed challenges and how residents are coping with blackouts [...]

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Bahamas Power and Light to begin extracting leaked oil at Clifton next year
Bahamas Power and Light to begin extracting leaked oil at Clifton next year

August 19, 2019

Next year Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) will begin extracting oil that seeped into the ground over a number of decades at its Clifton Pier power plant, the company’s board Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey told reporters on Friday...

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Chairman: Fixing BPL will be 'an economic game changer'
Chairman: Fixing BPL will be 'an economic game changer'

August 19, 2019

The board of directors of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is not only eyeing stable power generation in the next two years, but an economic turnaround for the country thanks to predictable, reliable power and power costs, the board's Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey said Friday. [...]

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Stop blaming BPL

August 19, 2019

The industry claims that the traditional electric water heater accounts for up to 30 percent of the power bill in the typical household. Some people try to reduce that with a timer or by switching to tankless heaters. In any case, most people know that [...]

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Minnis: This is a crisis
Minnis: This is a crisis

August 19, 2019

Despite the protestations of the minister of public works and the chairman of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) that months of rolling blackouts on New Providence do not constitute a crisis, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday branded the situation as exactly that. The Office [...]

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'We're not thrilled'
'We're not thrilled'

August 17, 2019

The Atlantis resort on Paradise Island. FILEAtlantis' Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ed Fields said yesterday that even though the resort has been able to schedule some of its outages and utilize its generators to offset Bahamas Power and Light's (BPL) constant load shedding, the resort has to be cautious [...]

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FNM slams Christie over 'broken promises' on BPL
FNM slams Christie over 'broken promises' on BPL

August 16, 2019

THE Free National Movement slammed former prime minister Perry Christie's "empty rhetoric and broken promises" after he criticised the government's actions amid the ongoing load shedding by Bahamas Power and Light...

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US specialists won't have much impact, says Maynard
US specialists won't have much impact, says Maynard

August 16, 2019

THE emergency fix by a US specialist team will have little impact on Bahamas Power and Light's load shedding, according to Paul Maynard, the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union's (BEWU) president...

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How have the power cuts affected your life
How have the power cuts affected your life

August 16, 2019

Load shedding from Bahamas Power and Light continues to cause misery...

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A friendly letter to the minister of public works

August 16, 2019

Dear Editor, I very rarely dive into the public space to criticize policymakers and this policymaker is Desmond Bannister. He is a life-long friend. I am troubled by the obvious difficulties he finds himself placed in by this BPL disaster. Immediately then I must take [...]

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MIYA Bahamas working steadily on second phase of 83M project

August 16, 2019

It has been six years since MIYA Bahamas arrived in Nassau. Its mission: to assist the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in its efforts to reduce millions of gallons of non-revenue water (NRW) which were being lost daily due to leaks, wastage, theft and deteriorating [...]

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Davis: PM's response 'uninspiring'
Davis: PM's response 'uninspiring'

August 16, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ response to the issues plaguing Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and its inability to keep the lights on “thin and uninspiring”...

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DPM hopeful that BPL saga will end soon

August 15, 2019

DPM hopeful that BPL saga will end soon...

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U.S. team arrives to help BPL
U.S. team arrives to help BPL

August 15, 2019

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced last night that a six-man team of specialists from U.S.-based company Philadelphia Gear are on the island attempting to restore a 20-megawatt engine at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL)...

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BPL experiences problems bringing engine online
BPL experiences problems bringing engine online

August 15, 2019

Clifton Pier Power Station. FILEA 20-megawatt engine at the Blue Hills Power Station that was expected to be returned online last night experienced problems when a Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) team attempted to restart it, a BPL official said last night. BPL Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker [...]

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Lloyd: 75 of critical school repairs are done
Lloyd: 75 of critical school repairs are done

August 14, 2019

WITH less than three weeks until public schools reopen, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said those facilities needing critical repairs are about 75 percent complete.

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MIYA Bahamas working steadily on Phase 2 of 83M Project

August 14, 2019

It has been 6 years since MIYA Bahamas arrived in Nassau. Their mission: to assist the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in its efforts to reduce millions of gallons of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) which were being lost daily due to leaks, wastage, theft, and deteriorating pipes...

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Hot mess
Hot mess

August 14, 2019

In this March 2015 photo, Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis speaks to reporters outside the Bahamas Electricity Corporation's headquarters on Tucker Road, calling the power crisis a "PLP mess"...

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