Public Works/Infrastructure

Family Islands Water Supply Status on Sunday October 09th 2016 following the Passage of Hurricane Matthew

October 09, 2016

Water supplies throughout the Family Islands were generally maintained wherever stand-by power facilities were present, or power supply was uninterrupted

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REV Service Update, 8 Oct - 4:00pm
REV Service Update, 8 Oct - 4:00pm

October 09, 2016

We are aware that there are outages on many islands and we are working alongside with BPL & GB Power to restore all services. Once the local power companies have restored power to your neighborhood, our technical teams will be able to restore REV services.

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Bpl Systems Update

October 07, 2016

Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is preparing to begin the initial stage of restoration in New Providence as Hurricane Matthew exits our area.

BPL advises that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has not given the all clear; therefore, crews cannot carry out a full assessment of the damage on New Providence in order to begin restoration work. The company advises that once NEMA issues the all clear, crews will be out immediately carrying out assessments so that BPL can mobilize restoration teams on the island.

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Cable Bahamas reveals its extensive action plan following Hurricane Matthew
Cable Bahamas reveals its extensive action plan following Hurricane Matthew

October 07, 2016

Nassau, Bahamas - Friday, October 7, 2016 As Hurricane Matthew left flooding and damage in its wake throughout The Bahamas, Cable Bahamas crews and response teams are being activated to deal with the aftermath.

According to John Gomez, COO at Cable Bahamas, "The Company's emergency response group initiated our emergency plan when the track of Hurricane Matthew approached the southern islands of the Bahamas. Our network extends over 700 miles from Inagua in the southeast Bahamas to Grand Bahama in the northwest, so it is vital that we are prepared for any effect that a storm like this can have anywhere in the country."

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Evacuation From Flooded Environments

October 07, 2016

The National Emergency Management Agency, Nema. Is In The Process Of Coordinating Efforts To Resuce And Evacuate Residents Who Find Themselves Trapped In Their Homes Due To Excessive Flooding Caused By The Powerful Hurricane Matthew.

nema Has Not Authorised Anyone To Take It Upon Themselves To Go Out In Flooded Communities And Rescue People, Putting All Lives In Harms Way.

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BPL Family Island Update - 4pm
BPL Family Island Update - 4pm

October 06, 2016

BPL Family Island Update:

Our crew are already getting to work in areas where it's safe!

Long Island- Restoration underway
Rum Cay- Power On
Cat Island-Power On in Northern end of the island. Crews are moving South
Long Cay-Power On
Crooked Island-Power on
Mayaguana- Power on
Andros- Power on in South Andros only
Eleuthera- Supply Off
Great Harbour Cay- Supply off
Abaco- supply off
Inagua-Supply Off
Ragged Island-Supply Off
Exuma- Supply Off
Eleuthera-Supply off
Acklins- Supply off

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BPL Family Island Update
BPL Family Island Update

October 06, 2016

BPL Family Island Update:
- Inagua-Supply Off
- Ragged Island-Supply Off
- Exuma- Supply Off
- Eleuthera-Supply off
- Acklins- Supply off
- Long Island- Supply off
- Rum Cay-Supply off
- Cat Island-supply off
- Long Cay-Supply off
- Eleuthera- Supply Off
- Andros-supply Off
- Great Harbour Cay- Supply off
- Abaco- supply off

- Crooked Island and Mayaguana- supply on

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BPL / Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited UPDATE - 6am
BPL / Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited UPDATE - 6am

October 06, 2016

Just after midnight BPL completed restoration to customers impacted by a system disturbance on Wednesday night.

As winds reached 40 mph BPL exercised the controlled shutdown of several areas. As we get increasing reports of blown transformers and downed powerlines BPL will immediately suspend supply to these areas to prevent anyone from being injured. We encourage our customers to either send us private messages on Facebook or contact our Hurricane Command Centre at 3021800 or 323-5561. Please, we urge customers to remain indoors and stay away from any downed powerlines.

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Govt closing in on plan to tackle flooding

March 09, 2016

OFFICIALS are now "finalising" the costing of a multi-million dollar initiative to alleviate the flooding issues in the Pinewood constituency before the project goes out to bid, Pinewood MP Khaalis Rolle said yesterday.

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Water for High Rock, Grand Bahama in final stages
Water for High Rock, Grand Bahama in final stages

January 06, 2016

Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Wednesday announced that they are in the final stages of planning to supply neighbouring settlements in High Rock with fresh potable water.

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ICYMI: Goodbye Old Dixie... Florida Highway renamed after President Barack Obama

December 23, 2015

Next time you're in Florida, you can now meet at the intersection of President Barack Obama Hwy & Martin Luther King Blvd!

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Wednesday October 14th WSC Emergency Response to the Passage of Hurricane Joaquin Update

October 14, 2015

The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) wishes to provide the following further update to our customers and the general public following the passage of Hurricane Joaquin.

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COB president shares vision for the University of The Bahamas with Rotarians

October 07, 2015

The long-term vision for the University of The Bahamas (UB) is to have six campuses across the country with international students who fly in to attend UB, most likely passing through New Providence on their way to the UB Centre of Excellence of their choice

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Government plans for permanent home for American football in the works

September 25, 2015

With more and more Bahamians getting into American football, the government is working on providing a permanent venue in order facilitate the growth of the sport here in The Bahamas.

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Davis hammered by Abaco business community

September 25, 2015

Many local businesspersons took the minister of works to task over a litany of infrastructural shortcomings

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Infrastructure Sharing Regulations take effect

September 07, 2015

The Utilities Regulations and Competition Authority (URCA) has released the Infrastructure Sharing Regulations (the "regulations") for the electronic communications sector (ECS).

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Govt renews crackdown on shantytowns

September 07, 2015

The government intends to resume its crackdown on shantytowns in The Bahamas, beginning with the Gamble Heights community, according to Minister of the Environment Kenred Dorsett.

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'No islandwill be spared'

August 27, 2015

No island in The Bahamas will be spared the wrath of Tropical Storm Erika, meteorologist Michael Stubbs warned yesterday.

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Hanna-Martin hopes work can begin at Staniel Cay airstrip on Monday

August 26, 2015

Sorely needed repairs to Staniel Cay's airport could begin as early as Monday, according to Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin.

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Former PHA chair: We could not find another building

August 24, 2015

As allegations mount that Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis was involved in a conflict of interest when his company continued renting its building to the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) while he sat in Cabinet, former PHA Chairperson Veta Brown said Minnis made a "genuine effort" to end the arrangement when he became a member of the government and the PHA made the same effort to find another facility.

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