Public Works/Infrastructure

Water Incursion at the General Post Office

August 02, 2019

At 9:45am today (Friday, 2nd August 2019), a fault in pipeline of the newly upgraded fire prevention system resulted in water incursion to a small area of the mail sorting area of the General Post Office (GPO) at the Town Centre Mall.

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Maynard claims new plant won't fully solve BPL's issues
Maynard claims new plant won't fully solve BPL's issues

August 01, 2019

Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard claimed yesterday that the completion of Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) new plant will not, on its own, solve the company’s reliability issues...

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School repairs 'will be done on schedule'
School repairs 'will be done on schedule'

July 31, 2019

NEARLY $9m has been budgeted for critical school repairs, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday as he, along other Cabinet ministers toured four schools in New Providence which are undergoing "serious, urgent repairs".

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Projects totaling 130 mil. approved for Family Islands

July 30, 2019

Several projects totaling $130 million have been approved to begin development on the Family Islands, according to The Central Bank of The Bahamas’ Quarterly Economic and Financial Developments (QEFD) report.

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Designing for space
Designing for space

July 27, 2019

Colonialism and coloniality in design occur when little is left of the past to remind us of the physical reality. On a recent trip to Cape Town, I had the pleasure of enjoying two spectacular spaces of art and design that showed how important it [...]

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College happy to open its new alumni office
College happy to open its new alumni office

July 24, 2019

SATURDAY July 20 marked a new page in the Saint Augustine’s College Alumni Association’s book. Due to damage caused by successive hurricanes, the alumni office, which for many years was originally located on the campus of St Augustine’s College, Fox Hill, could no longer be used...

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PLP, DNA: Rulling to ban Town Centre Mall discussions in Parliament unjustified
PLP, DNA: Rulling to ban Town Centre Mall discussions in Parliament unjustified

July 19, 2019

THE Progressive Liberal Party and the Democratic National Alliance say the ruling to ban discussions related to the lease of Town Centre Mall during parliamentary proceedings is unjustified.

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BPL- PLANNED OUTAGE- NEW PROVIDENCE

July 16, 2019

BPL- PLANNED OUTAGE- NEW PROVIDENCE

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PLP considering judicial review of Town Centre Mall resolution
PLP considering judicial review of Town Centre Mall resolution

July 16, 2019

The opposition is considering seeking a judicial review of the resolution to lease the Town Centre Mall for the relocation of the General Post Office, Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday...

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Completion of the Government Complex in Bimini by December 2019

July 12, 2019

The National Insurance Board is pleased to advise that the project
to construct a new government office complex in Alice Town, Bimini,
is being restarted with the signing of the final contract on June 11,
2019 with Pyramid Construction...

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Engineer hired to advise on Post Office HQ: Town Centre Mall was wrong choice
Engineer hired to advise on Post Office HQ: Town Centre Mall was wrong choice

July 12, 2019

THE Minnis administration's rationale in a resolution last year for abandoning the Phil's Food Store building as the site of the General Post Office was not supported by the assessment of independent engineers contracted to evaluate the building...

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New govt office in Bimini to be built
New govt office in Bimini to be built

July 12, 2019

THE National Insurance Board has advised that the project to construct a new government office complex in Alice Town, Bimini is being restarted with the signing of the final contract on June 11 with Pyramid Construction...

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Fire report delay - heads must roll
Fire report delay - heads must roll

July 11, 2019

OPPOSITION leader Philip Davis yesterday called for the immediate release of the report detailing the fires that crippled infrastructure at Bahamas Power and Light's Clifton Pier Power Plant last year...

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Post office lease unsigned up to last week
Post office lease unsigned up to last week

July 11, 2019

A five-year lease for the relocation of the General Post Office to the Town Centre Mall was forwarded to the treasurer last week for signature, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday...

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More rental generation on the way for BPL
More rental generation on the way for BPL

July 09, 2019

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker yesterday said an additional five megawatts of rental generation is due on New Providence next month to replace the units that were sent to Bimini...

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BPL begins to release its load shedding schedule
BPL begins to release its load shedding schedule

July 09, 2019

BAHAMAS Power & Light began releasing a schedule of power cuts yesterday as part of its load shedding exercises...

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UPDATED: BPL announces load shedding schedule for Monday
UPDATED: BPL announces load shedding schedule for Monday

July 08, 2019

AS load shedding continues in New Providence, Bahamas Power & Light released a schedule of anticipated power cuts for Monday evening...

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Police report filed over illegal dumping 'that caused blackout'
Police report filed over illegal dumping 'that caused blackout'

July 05, 2019

OFFICIALS at Bahamas Power and Light yesterday confirmed that a police report was filed over the illegal dumping that reportedly caused an island-wide blackout...

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Businesses frustrated and angry over power cuts
Businesses frustrated and angry over power cuts

July 05, 2019

For some business owners on New Providence, the frustration from frequent power outages and load shedding has turned to anger, according to Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation (BCCEC) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Beckles. Load shedding began again in April. "Businesses are feeling the [...]

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Moxey: BPL not in crisis
Moxey: BPL not in crisis

July 05, 2019

Amid public outrage after weeks of power outages across New Providence, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey yesterday insisted the power company is not in crisis...

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