Public Works/Infrastructure

Minister Ferreira Tours Clifton Dock and Bulkhead

September 30, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira led members of the media on a tour of the newly-completed Construction of a Dock and Bulkhead that is part of the Clifton Pier Remediation Project on September 26, 2019.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hurricane Dorian and The Islands of The Bahamas
PRESS RELEASE: Hurricane Dorian and The Islands of The Bahamas

September 01, 2019

NASSAU, Bahamas - September 1, 2019 - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) continues to track the progress of Hurricane Dorian, which has been upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Dorian is expected to remain extremely dangerous through Monday, September 2 as it slowly moves west, tracking over parts of the Northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, September 1.

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Tipping point
Tipping point

August 28, 2019

In recent days, both our editorial writers and one of our Nassau Guardian columnists, Philip Galanis, coincidentally opined on the “summer of our discontent”, highlighting the difficult and unsettling times now faced by Bahamians under the Minnis administration...

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Farmer: Electric car owners not impacted by power outages

August 28, 2019

The recent power outages have not negatively impacted electric car owners, Easy Eco Car Sales owner Pia Farmer said recently...

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Revealed: BPL fire report
Revealed: BPL fire report

August 26, 2019

In this file photo, the fire services branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force respond to a fire that occurred at the BPL Clifton Power Station in September 2018...

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'I want to hear from BPL engineers'
'I want to hear from BPL engineers'

August 24, 2019

Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Delton Fernander said he would like to meet with Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) engineers to hear the company’s plan to resolve the electricity issues that have plagued residents on New Providence over the last two months...

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BPL: Let there be light

August 24, 2019

The current state of electricity service to New Providence has reached a crisis level and must be made a national priority. Electricity to households and businesses has become unreliable and is interrupted for far too often and far too long. Traffic lights are [...]

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BTC donates 2,500 tablets to schools
BTC donates 2,500 tablets to schools

August 23, 2019

THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company donated 2,500 tablets in support of the Ministry of Education's digital transition for public-school systems...

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The summer of our discontent

August 23, 2019

Shakespeare in his play "Richard III" laments the winter of discontent but announces brighter times have come as the clouds that lorded over England were deeply buried in the ocean in a glorious summer...

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Finally, PM says 'a crisis'

August 23, 2019

After platitudes last week by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in his statement, he finally called the horrendous and totally unacceptable situation at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) a crisis...

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'We shouldn't have hired US team to fix power issues'
'We shouldn't have hired US team to fix power issues'

August 22, 2019

A FORMER Bahamas Electricity Corporation chairman yesterday slammed the government's decision to hire a six-man team of American specialists to address the power generation issues at Bahamas Power and Light...

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Gomez to file class action suit against BPL
Gomez to file class action suit against BPL

August 22, 2019

Former Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez, QC, said yesterday that he intends to file a class action lawsuit against Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) over the frequent power outages that have affected residents on New Providence...

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FOCOL focused on its long-term strategy, not BPL's current problems
FOCOL focused on its long-term strategy, not BPL's current problems

August 22, 2019

Chairman of local oil and gas supplier FOCOL Sir Franklyn Wilson told Guardian Business yesterday that FOCOL is not focused on the “here and now issues” facing Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), but is carrying out long-range planning based on the changes in the energy sector globally...

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Elderly's plight when power goes off
Elderly's plight when power goes off

August 22, 2019

PAT’S Senior Citizens Home has lost medication, food, four air-conditioning units and three electronic beds due to daily load shedding exercises by Bahamas Power and Light...

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Formulate your plan

August 22, 2019

One of the pressing issues for most Bahamians this summer is the issue of load shedding (scheduled power outages). To say the least, it has been a painful experience. While this has been an annual occurrence for years, this year's version has been the most [...]

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DPM: We will spare no expense to find a short term solution for BPL

August 21, 2019

DPM: We will spare no expense to find a short term solution for BPL...

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Return from la-la land
Return from la-la land

August 21, 2019

With mounting pressure over his deafening silence many weeks into a power crisis gripping New Providence, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has put down the cowbells and has finally acknowledged that we are in a crisis...

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D'Aguilar optimistic LPIA repairs will be completed before Thanksgiving
D'Aguilar optimistic LPIA repairs will be completed before Thanksgiving

August 21, 2019

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that he is optimistic repairs to the runway and taxiway at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will be completed in time for the busy Thanksgiving season...

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UPDATED: Load shedding back after daytime reprieve
UPDATED: Load shedding back after daytime reprieve

August 20, 2019

NEW Providence residents and businesses got a temporary reprieve from power woes Tuesday as Bahamas Power & Light avoided load shedding throughout the day...

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Power cuts hit children's centre
Power cuts hit children's centre

August 20, 2019

Cancelled therapy sessions, frustrated clients, and autistic children who have their crucial routines disrupted -- these are effects of Bahamas Power and Light's consistent load-shedding exercises that Carla Gibson experiences every day...

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