Public Works/Infrastructure

Completion of the Government Complex in Bimini by December 2019

July 12, 2019

The National Insurance Board is pleased to advise that the project
to construct a new government office complex in Alice Town, Bimini,
is being restarted with the signing of the final contract on June 11,
2019 with Pyramid Construction...

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Engineer hired to advise on Post Office HQ: Town Centre Mall was wrong choice
Engineer hired to advise on Post Office HQ: Town Centre Mall was wrong choice

July 12, 2019

THE Minnis administration's rationale in a resolution last year for abandoning the Phil's Food Store building as the site of the General Post Office was not supported by the assessment of independent engineers contracted to evaluate the building...

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New govt office in Bimini to be built
New govt office in Bimini to be built

July 12, 2019

THE National Insurance Board has advised that the project to construct a new government office complex in Alice Town, Bimini is being restarted with the signing of the final contract on June 11 with Pyramid Construction...

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Fire report delay - heads must roll
Fire report delay - heads must roll

July 11, 2019

OPPOSITION leader Philip Davis yesterday called for the immediate release of the report detailing the fires that crippled infrastructure at Bahamas Power and Light's Clifton Pier Power Plant last year...

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Post office lease unsigned up to last week
Post office lease unsigned up to last week

July 11, 2019

A five-year lease for the relocation of the General Post Office to the Town Centre Mall was forwarded to the treasurer last week for signature, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday...

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More rental generation on the way for BPL
More rental generation on the way for BPL

July 09, 2019

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker yesterday said an additional five megawatts of rental generation is due on New Providence next month to replace the units that were sent to Bimini...

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BPL begins to release its load shedding schedule
BPL begins to release its load shedding schedule

July 09, 2019

BAHAMAS Power & Light began releasing a schedule of power cuts yesterday as part of its load shedding exercises...

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UPDATED: BPL announces load shedding schedule for Monday
UPDATED: BPL announces load shedding schedule for Monday

July 08, 2019

AS load shedding continues in New Providence, Bahamas Power & Light released a schedule of anticipated power cuts for Monday evening...

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Police report filed over illegal dumping 'that caused blackout'
Police report filed over illegal dumping 'that caused blackout'

July 05, 2019

OFFICIALS at Bahamas Power and Light yesterday confirmed that a police report was filed over the illegal dumping that reportedly caused an island-wide blackout...

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Businesses frustrated and angry over power cuts
Businesses frustrated and angry over power cuts

July 05, 2019

For some business owners on New Providence, the frustration from frequent power outages and load shedding has turned to anger, according to Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation (BCCEC) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Beckles. Load shedding began again in April. "Businesses are feeling the [...]

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Moxey: BPL not in crisis
Moxey: BPL not in crisis

July 05, 2019

Amid public outrage after weeks of power outages across New Providence, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey yesterday insisted the power company is not in crisis...

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Govt mum on cost of Government House renovations
Govt mum on cost of Government House renovations

July 05, 2019

It will take roughly a year to complete renovations at Government House, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday. "Government House was built in 1801," Bannister said. "The structure is now in terrible shape. It requires comprehensive work, inclusive of electrical and plumbing. The [...]

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'Power's off, so why higher bills'
'Power's off, so why higher bills'

July 05, 2019

AMID consumer complaints of rocketing Bahamas Power and Light bills in the aftermath of load shedding and an island wide outage, BPL Chairman Donovan Moxey is urging consumers to look at subtle changes in their behaviour while at home...

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Bahamas Hot Mix still in dispute over Antigua work
Bahamas Hot Mix still in dispute over Antigua work

July 02, 2019

BAHAMAS Hot Mix, the company awarded a major $20m contract to upgrade two runways at Lynden Pindling International Airport, remains locked in dispute adjudication board proceedings over contracted work in Antigua, The Tribune understands...

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Rental delays force continued load shedding
Rental delays force continued load shedding

July 02, 2019

BAHAMAS Power and Light's generation challenges are continuing and have been exacerbated by the delay of some rental generators. Load shedding was continued in portions of eastern New Providence yesterday, with many residents lashing out...

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BahamasLocal.com views Sterling's Hurricane Hole Development 1st Concrete Pour

July 02, 2019

Under a blazing hot sun in the dust of a construction site, Acting Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest was on hand as a truck unleased its first load of concrete on a $250 million mixed use development...

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BTC Press Release - All Landline Services Restored

July 01, 2019

Our New Providence node is back in service and all landline services have been restored. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected by an interruption in their fixed line and mobile voice services...

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BTC Statement on Landline Issues

July 01, 2019

Our New Providence node is back in service and all landline services have been restored. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected by an interruption in their fixed line and mobile voice services...

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Bannister says new Long Island airport will be ‘wonderful’

June 28, 2019

Engineering and architectural studies for the design of a new airport in Long Island will begin in 2020 announced the Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works...

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Contract for Long Island potable water will bring relief to residents

June 28, 2019

No longer will residents of Salt Pond and other settlements in Long Island have to wait for the tanker trucks to visit their homes and fill their tanks with water to take baths, clean and do laundry...

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