Public Works/Infrastructure

BPL union: Blackouts worst it's ever been
BPL union: Blackouts worst it's ever been

June 27, 2019

AS key government facilities were among dozens of areas struck by power cuts yesterday, Bahamas Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard said the ongoing situation is at its “worst” as he suggested Bahamians needed to protest against this electricity crisis...

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An Epic Fail
An Epic Fail

June 26, 2019

There is nothing surprising about the ongoing generation issues that plague Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) today. It is not an anomaly, as BPL Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey said. It's a tragedy. The company has one mandate: supply reliable and affordable electricity to its customers. [...]

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Thompson: Project at former Gin Sur Mer site not progressing as govt had hoped
Thompson: Project at former Gin Sur Mer site not progressing as govt had hoped

June 26, 2019

The project that has been simmering in West End at the former Gin Sur Mer site for more than a year has not progressed as the government had hoped, Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson said Monday. Thompson, who was making his contribution [...]

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Blackouts leave businesses reeling
Blackouts leave businesses reeling

June 26, 2019

After days of repeated and unexpected power outages across New Providence, many businesses are suffering and their owners are disappointed. Over the past week, many Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers on the island experienced frequent power outages, some lasting hours at a time. Fusion [...]

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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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