Public Works/Infrastructure

Deal: Govt should have honored PLP's New Fortress deal on LNG
Deal: Govt should have honored PLP's New Fortress deal on LNG

August 14, 2019

Had the Minnis administration honored the deal struck by the previous Christie administration with New Fortress to bring liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the country, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) could have avoided its current predicament...

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'Please help us'
'Please help us'

August 14, 2019

As she laid on a twin bed in a dark, musty room, Clotilida Gibson-Johnson, 66, a bed-ridden resident at Unity House, begged the government to address recent load shedding exercises throughout New Providence...

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Outages have not led to increase in generator sales
Outages have not led to increase in generator sales

August 13, 2019

FREQUENT power cuts in New Providence have not sparked an uptick in generator sales, according to one supplier of generators. Nor have the power cuts led to an increase in requests to the government to import solar panel systems...

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BPL did not grow to meet increasing demand
BPL did not grow to meet increasing demand

August 13, 2019

As consumer demand for electricity on New Providence grew over the years, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) never invested in increasing its generation capacity, BPL Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey recently said...

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Baha Mar helping BPL minimize load shedding by going off-grid
Baha Mar helping BPL minimize load shedding by going off-grid

August 13, 2019

A senior hotelier said that his property has had to assist Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to meet its generation demands by going off-grid to help lessen the load...

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Moxey: BPL working with Citibank on debt restructuring
Moxey: BPL working with Citibank on debt restructuring

August 13, 2019

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has been engaged with its rate reduction bond advisor for one month, the company’s Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey said Sunday, as BPL charts the way forward towards restructuring its debt...

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BPL causing 'chaos'
BPL causing 'chaos'

August 13, 2019

Super Value food stores are taking a significant hit as a result of protracted power cuts, according to its owner Rupert Roberts...

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BPL staff working to get 60-year-old turbine online
BPL staff working to get 60-year-old turbine online

August 13, 2019

These photos and videos show the scene at the Blue Hill Road Power Plant last night as Bahamas Power and Light staff worked hard to get GT-10...

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Davis: Why secrecy on BPL deals
Davis: Why secrecy on BPL deals

August 13, 2019

A REVELATION that Bahamas Power and Light is effectively sworn to secrecy over certain portions of agreements it has entered into with Shell North America and Wärtsilä is “concerning”, according to Official Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday...

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'Recent fire had no direct effect on load shedding'
'Recent fire had no direct effect on load shedding'

August 12, 2019

A RECENT fire at Bahamas Power and Light's Clifton Pier Plant has had no bearing on ongoing load shedding in New Providence...

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BPL on Shell NA: PPA and other agreements still being negotiated
BPL on Shell NA: PPA and other agreements still being negotiated

August 12, 2019

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey said yesterday that he still cannot say when Shell North America (Shell NA) will take control of power generation for New Providence, explaining that the power purchase agreement (PPA) is still being negotiated and non-disclosure agreements have been signed...

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Moxey: BPL could have LNG facility by end of 2021
Moxey: BPL could have LNG facility by end of 2021

August 12, 2019

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) could have a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility by the end of 2021, the company’s Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey told the media yesterday...

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Chamber CEO laments impact of BPL on ease of doing business
Chamber CEO laments impact of BPL on ease of doing business

August 12, 2019

The Bahamas is still in a fickle position with regard to Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and the country’s ease of doing business rating, Chief Executive Officer of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) Jeffrey Beckles told Guardian Business yesterday...

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No end in sight
No end in sight

August 12, 2019

As Bahamians continue to endure prolonged power outages across New Providence, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chief Executive Officer Whitney Heastie said yesterday there is no timeline for the end of load shedding, noting that the power company is "sitting on the edge every day". [...]

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Contracts issued for school repairs in Grand Bahama and Bimini

August 09, 2019

CONTRACTS for all school repairs have been issued on Grand Bahama and Bimini with work already being carried out in preparation for the new school year, according to State Minister for Grand Bahama Senator Kwasi Thompson.

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A holey mess
A holey mess

August 08, 2019

Potholes and poor patchwork line many roads of New Providence and in some cases the situation has worsened in recent weeks...

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Minnis opens new Exuma police station
Minnis opens new Exuma police station

August 08, 2019

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday celebrated Exuma's "economic expansion" as he delivered remarks at the re-opening ceremony of the Rolleville Police Station, which was renovated to "meet the demands" of the island...

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Davis claims a constitutional crisis over Town Centre Mall
Davis claims a constitutional crisis over Town Centre Mall

August 07, 2019

OPPOSITION Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said yesterday Friday's broken valve incident at the General Post Office illustrates the fact that renovations done to Town Centre Mall to accommodate the facility were not done in accordance with "acceptable in

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And the BPL blackouts continue

August 07, 2019

The mismanagement of the country’s power supply continues...

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New post office springs a leak
New post office springs a leak

August 03, 2019

The General Post Office yesterday sustained water damage as a result of a pipe bursting during upgrades to the sprinkler system, advised Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells. "At 9:45 a.m. today, a fault in pipeline of the newly upgraded fire prevention system [...]

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