Public Works/Infrastructure

Bannister: BPL performing better now than under PLP
Bannister: BPL performing better now than under PLP

June 26, 2019

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said despite days of load shedding, Bahamas Power and Light's (BPL) performance so far this summer has been better than it was during any of the summers under the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration. Over the past week, many [...]

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Private attorney to defend minister in BPL case
Private attorney to defend minister in BPL case

June 26, 2019

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday defended the decision to award Bahamas Hot Mix three contracts for water improvement projects on the Family Islands, noting that all of the other companies that submitted bids were disqualified for not meeting the requirements of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)...

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Bpl Urges Customers To Submit Claims
Bpl Urges Customers To Submit Claims

June 25, 2019

BAHAMAS Power and Light executives have urged consumers to submit claims in instances where they believe frequent disruptions might have damaged appliances...

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Police decline to verify crime spikes during power cuts
Police decline to verify crime spikes during power cuts

June 25, 2019

ALTHOUGH Bahamas Power and Light chairman Donovan Moxey has proclaimed safety concerns are a reason the power company does not preemptively release load shedding schedules...

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Dutch emergency line hit by KPN telecoms outage

June 25, 2019

The Netherlands has been hit by its largest telecommunications outage in years, with the 112 emergency number knocked out across the country...

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Lucayan purchase 'economic rebirth'
Lucayan purchase 'economic rebirth'

June 25, 2019

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel staunchly defended the government's decision to purchase the Grand Lucayan resort, insisting the move will prove to be the foundation for "a full fledged economic rebirth" in Grand Bahama...

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PM Minnis: Government to enhance and redevelop parks, green spaces throughout New Providence

June 24, 2019

Fifteen parks and basketball courts in the Over-the-Hill community have been identified for restoration as part of the Government’s plan to enhance and redevelop parks and green spaces throughout New Providence, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis...

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FIFTEEN BAHAMIAN COMPANIES COMPLETE ONE OF A KIND PARK

June 24, 2019

If Silver Gates appears to be a bit more crowded this summer, it is the deliberate commitment and efforts of fifteen Bahamian companies who completed the park in a record time of three months...

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Meltdown
Meltdown

June 24, 2019

A terminally ill woman yesterday lay in her bed crying out in pain while her sister, Yvonne Rolle, fed her ice cubes in an attempt to provide some comfort in the extreme heat as power outages continued across New Providence...

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Govt to restore inner-city parks
Govt to restore inner-city parks

June 24, 2019

The government will restore 15 parks and basketball courts in the Over-the-Hill community, the Office of the Prime Minister announced yesterday. The move is part of the government's broader plan to "enhance and redevelop parks and green spaces throughout New Providence", it said in a [...].

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Grand opening for Silver Gates
Grand opening for Silver Gates

June 24, 2019

FIFTEEN parks and basketball courts in the Over-the-Hill community have been identified for restoration as part of the government's plan to enhance and redevelop parks and green spaces throughout New Providence, said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis...

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Stakeholders to discuss 'Nassau Entertainment District' with officials
Stakeholders to discuss 'Nassau Entertainment District' with officials

June 21, 2019

ARAWAK Cay and Junkanoo Beach stakeholders will get an opportunity to meet with officials overseeing the proposed "Nassau Entertainment District" project, a spokesperson from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) confirmed on Friday...

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Hotel Corp. determined to keep govt-owned properties out of hands of 'grifters'

June 21, 2019

Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas Michael Scott said yesterday that the corporation is determined to keep government-owned properties out of the hands of "grifters" and those without the means to successfully develop the projects they put forward. Scott, who was a speaker [...]

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Vendors concern over Arawak plan
Vendors concern over Arawak plan

June 21, 2019

THE government's plan to overhaul Arawak Cay and Junkanoo Beach was yesterday met with some concern, as vendors and operators questioned the project's impact on businesses and timeframe...

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Crooked Island delight as water supply improves
Crooked Island delight as water supply improves

June 21, 2019

RESIDENTS of Crooked Island clapped their hands gleefully during a contract signing ceremony to supply potable water for the first time in several settlements on the remote island...

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GPH hosts stakeholder meetings on downtown redevelopment
GPH hosts stakeholder meetings on downtown redevelopment

June 20, 2019

Global Ports Holding (GPH) Head of Business Development for the Americas Colin Murphy said his company has begun the process of understanding how it can be an effective part of the redevelopment of Downtown Nassau by holding numerous stakeholder meetings...

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Govt to transform Arawak Cay area
Govt to transform Arawak Cay area

June 20, 2019

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday the government will redevelop the area from Arawak Cay to Junkanoo Beach into an entertainment and cultural center, that would be a tax-free zone and include amenities such as a skybridge and water taxis. The development is still [...]

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Unveiled: Minnis' beachfront vision
Unveiled: Minnis' beachfront vision

June 20, 2019

ARAWAK Cay and Junkanoo Beach are set to receive an extensive overhaul, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday, revealing the plan is to feature...

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10m needed to complete building of sports stadium
10m needed to complete building of sports stadium

June 19, 2019

MORE than $10m of the Ministry of Works' capital budget will be spent to complete the Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium in the upcoming fiscal year...

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Government signs contract that will give Crooked Island settlements potable water for first time
Government signs contract that will give Crooked Island settlements potable water for first time

June 19, 2019

CROOKED ISLAND, The Bahamas – Residents of Crooked Island clapped their hands gleefully and burst forth exclamations of praise during the contract signing ceremony...

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