Public Works/Infrastructure

Power failure: BPL blasted for 'worst hurricane recovery ever'
Power failure: BPL blasted for 'worst hurricane recovery ever'

October 12, 2016

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard yesterday blasted the "coordinators" at Bahamas Power and Light for being "inefficient" and organising the "worst hurricane recovery effort" he has ever seen.

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All Roads in New Providence Passable
All Roads in New Providence Passable

October 12, 2016

The Ministry of Works & Urban Development announces that as of 6:00pm today (10th October 2016), all roads in New Providence have been made passable.

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PM Christie Announces Exigency Order in Wake of Hurricane Matthew
PM Christie Announces Exigency Order in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016

Nassau, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie announced, on October 10, 2016, that an exigency order for properly-approved, privately-imported items would be instituted on Tuesday, October 11, and supplies assigned to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will be given duty and VAT free privilege, with no processing fee being assessed would for those NEMA goods.

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PM and Stakeholders Join NEMA in Post Hurricane Matthew Briefing

October 10, 2016

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, National Emergency Management Agency and pertinent stakeholders speak at a post-Hurricane Matthew press conference at NEMA Headquarters, on October 9, 2016.

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Minister Shane Gibson is Coordinator for Hurricane Matthew Relief and Recovery
Minister Shane Gibson is Coordinator for Hurricane Matthew Relief and Recovery

October 10, 2016

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt Hon Perry Christie has appointed the Hon Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour and National Insurance and Minister of the Public Service, the Coordinator for the Hurricane Matthew Relief and Recovery efforts.

The Prime Minister officially made the announcement during a press conference on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at NEMA on Gladstone Road.

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News-press Release From Bahamas Power And Light - Oct 9th 2016, 3pm
News-press Release From Bahamas Power And Light - Oct 9th 2016, 3pm

October 10, 2016

Bahamas Power And Light Update - Oct 9th 2016, 3pm

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Fuel Supplies - Important Notice
Fuel Supplies - Important Notice

October 10, 2016

ATTENTION - IMPORTANT NOTICE - FUEL SUPPLIES

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News from cable bahamas - REV Restoration Update - October 9th, 10am
News from cable bahamas - REV Restoration Update - October 9th, 10am

October 09, 2016

The REV Team is currently working alongside with BPL and restoration efforts are well underway in the following areas as of 10am today, October 9th:

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BPL Power update - Oct 9th 2016

October 09, 2016

Restoration Update:

As of this evening BPL has now restored power to the following areas:

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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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