Public Works/Infrastructure

Union: Our members not causing power problems

July 27, 2021

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union president has stated that his members are not to blame for any of the supply problems that have hit the power supplier in recent days.

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Hospital in expansion talks amid criticism for conditions

July 26, 2021

THE Public Hospitals Authority yesterday announced it is "in talks" with international partners to expand the Princess Margaret Hospital's Special Pathogen Unit amid criticism over the alleged housing conditions of COVID-19 patients at the medical facility.

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More BPL blackout misery
More BPL blackout misery

July 26, 2021

BAHAMAS Power and Light Company has blamed an issue at its Blue Hills station for an electricity outage that hit numerous communities yesterday.

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Demolition coming for downtown derelicts
Demolition coming for downtown derelicts

July 22, 2021

THE government intends to address the issue of too many derelict buildings in downtown Nassau through legislation and other legal means, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday at the official opening of the Margaritaville Resort at The Pointe.

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Govt to start major renovations of the national stadium
Govt to start major renovations of the national stadium

July 16, 2021

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Iram Lewis said yesterday that the government is preparing to start major renovations on the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

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RBDF to deploy extra vessels
RBDF to deploy extra vessels

July 09, 2021

AMID growing social unrest in Haiti following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, local law enforcement officials plan to deploy additional vessels out at sea to prevent "any potential mass migration" of Haitian nationals to the Bahamas.

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Outage in Abaco after 'control system issue'

July 02, 2021

A "control system issue" at the Wilson City Power Station in Abaco led to a power outage on the island on Wednesday, Bahamas Power and Light acknowledged in a press release yesterday.

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Union's challenge on BPL blackout
Union's challenge on BPL blackout

June 17, 2021

THE union responsible for line staff at Bahamas Power and Light is accusing executive management of not being accountable to its consumers and employees, saying these are the worst times it has ever seen.

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Black Point and Staniel Cay plagued by power outages
Black Point and Staniel Cay plagued by power outages

June 16, 2021

FREQUENT power outages on Black Point and Staniel Cay in the Exumas are wreaking havoc on commerce and are reducing the quality of life for the residents there, according to the area MP.

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Equinor progress on Grand Bahama oil spill
Equinor progress on Grand Bahama oil spill

June 16, 2021

ACTIVIST Joseph Darville is pleased with the efforts being made by Equinor to clean up the oil spill in East Grand Bahama, but has indicated there is still lots of remediation work to be done.

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Hopes for completion of 1.8m Abaco Centre and shelter by summer's end
Hopes for completion of 1.8m Abaco Centre and shelter by summer's end

June 16, 2021

MONTHS after government officials broke ground for a $1.8m community centre and hurricane shelter in Abaco, State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said construction work has officially started on the project, with officials hoping for completion before the summer's end.

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Pintard - Oban was a 'rookie mistake'
Pintard - Oban was a 'rookie mistake'

June 15, 2021

MORE than three years after the controversial Oban deal was signed, Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture Michael Pintard suggested yesterday the government made "a rookie mistake" with the billion-dollar project, calling the deal "a clumsy execution of a ceremonial signing".

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More BPL power cuts
More BPL power cuts

June 14, 2021

PARTS of New Providence suffered through power cuts over the weekend, leaving many residents angry.

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Shanty residents: 'We'll stop new construction'
Shanty residents: 'We'll stop new construction'

June 11, 2021

RELIEVED residents of an Abaco shanty town have vowed not to let outsiders construct new structures in The Farm following this week's favourable Supreme Court judgement.

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Discussions held over repairs to Parliament
Discussions held over repairs to Parliament

June 09, 2021

WITH past complaints from Speaker of the House Halson Moultrie concerning the state of his office, Works Minister Desmond Bannister revealed his team has met with the president of the Senate as well as the Nassau Village MP about repairs.

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CEASE AND DESIST: Judge delivers damning ruling on govt's shanty town demolition actions
CEASE AND DESIST: Judge delivers damning ruling on govt's shanty town demolition actions

June 08, 2021

THE government was banned yesterday from further demolishing shanty town structures across Abaco after a Supreme Court judge rejected its bid to have the island's shanty towns removed as beneficiaries of a standing injunction centred on demolition of unregulated communities.

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Rahming praises 2m for Pinewood flooding
Rahming praises 2m for Pinewood flooding

June 03, 2021

PINEWOOD MP Reuben Rahming yesterday championed the Minnis administration for allocating $2m to address the constituency's long standing flooding woes.

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Johnson comments on shanty residents 'intolerable'
Johnson comments on shanty residents 'intolerable'

June 02, 2021

HUMAN Rights Bahamas has criticised what it called "intolerant comments" from Immigration Minister Elsworth Johnson regarding residents of shanty towns.

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23 more homes to be demolished
23 more homes to be demolished

June 02, 2021

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister said his ministry spearheaded the demolition of 23 illegal structures in The Farm shanty town in Abaco last week, with some 20 more structures targeted for demolition this week.

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Abaco residents speak of fears after demolitions
Abaco residents speak of fears after demolitions

May 31, 2021

ABACO resident Gerald François said he was distraught when he heard his home in The Farm had been destroyed as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to eliminate shanty towns on the island.

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