Disputes

BPL blackout - the misery drags on
BPL blackout - the misery drags on

July 15, 2019

Load shedding is expected to continue in parts of New Providence this week as demand for electricity peaks, a Bahamas Power and Light spokesperson confirmed yesterday...

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Infighting hurts national sports brand

July 13, 2019

The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC), today, is more proactive in networking positively within the national sports fraternity than perhaps ever before. Under the present leadership, the BOC has evolved as the straw that stirs the national sports drink. The BOC's outreach to sporting organizations (members [...]

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'Tourists take risks when they go to swim with wild animals'

July 12, 2019

A TOUR boat operator said yesterday tourists and visitors assume risk when they snorkel, adding despite increased shark incidents the industry will survive...

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PLP quick to attack signs of progress says FNM
PLP quick to attack signs of progress says FNM

July 12, 2019

THE Free National Movement has accused Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis of launching an “unprecedented campaign to attack any and all signs of progress in the country,” after Mr Davis said last week the ShotSpotter technology was a bad investment...

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Front Porch The decline of civility and need for renewal

July 11, 2019

At a commercial bank, a woman in her 20s pulls into a parking space clearly reserved for the disabled. When told it was a handicap spot she breezily responded, "I know," sauntering into the bank, leaving two toddlers in the car who should not have [...]

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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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BPL deputy chairman to sue Eyewitness News
BPL deputy chairman to sue Eyewitness News

July 11, 2019

BAHAMAS Power and Light deputy chairman Stephen Holowesko has refuted media reports that his family's company funded the purchase of seven new generators. In a statement issued yesterday, Mr Holowesko threatened legal action against the news outlet which aired the claims this week...

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BAF challenged to shed more light on U18 boys water polo blunder

July 11, 2019

In this space, I have often lamented the dire position the national sports fraternity, in general, is in, regarding funding. My point was cemented once again when our young boys of water polo excellence, under-18 (U18), had to settle for a bronze medal. It was [...]

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Water polo takes the blame for CCCAN blunder
Water polo takes the blame for CCCAN blunder

July 11, 2019

All of the relevant factions have come forth completely exonerating the government of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Aquatics Federation (BAF) of any blame in the water polo blunder that surfaced for Team Bahamas over the weekend in Wildey, Christ Church, Barbados...

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Fred Mitchell describes govt's position on reparations as 'racist'
Fred Mitchell describes govt's position on reparations as 'racist'

July 09, 2019

IN the wake of Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest underscoring that reparations for black Bahamians are not a government priority, Opposition Chairman Fred Mitchell has described the Minnis administration's position on the matter as "racist"...

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Looking back doesn't help, says Deputy PM on issue of reparations
Looking back doesn't help, says Deputy PM on issue of reparations

July 09, 2019

"LOOKING backwards doesn't help you win a race," Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest said yesterday when asked his thoughts on calls for reparations for black Bahamians...

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UN says death toll from Libya fighting passes 1,000

July 09, 2019

The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fueled by regional powers. Forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, a [...]

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Symonette's admission 'regretable', says Watson
Symonette's admission 'regretable', says Watson

July 09, 2019

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson yesterday called Brent Symonette's admission over the circumstances that led to the lease of Town Centre Mall "regrettable"...

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BPL announces load shedding schedule for Monday
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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Governor General calls for Bahamians to reject divisiveness
Governor General calls for Bahamians to reject divisiveness

July 05, 2019

BAHAMIANS must "reject" the things that stir up division if they want to "preserve" the country's legacy of hospitality, said Governor General Cornelius A Smith...

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Opposition on Grand Bahama to Independence celebrations date change

July 05, 2019

THE change of date of the Independence Celebrations to July 8 on Grand Bahama is not going over well with some residents who feel it is breaking national tradition, and are calling for celebrations to be held as usual on July 9...

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Jitney drivers cut back on services and warn a full strike could be next
Jitney drivers cut back on services and warn a full strike could be next

July 04, 2019

JITNEY drivers withdrew their services yesterday after government officials failed to meet with the Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union before their July 1 deadline...

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Firms still fume over summer chaos
Firms still fume over summer chaos

July 04, 2019

BUSINESS owners and residents say they are frustrated with the constant power outages in New Providence that have cost them customers and household appliances.

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Don't blame BPL - illegal dumping caused island-wide black out
Don't blame BPL - illegal dumping caused island-wide black out

July 04, 2019

ILLEGAL dumping within close proximity to a Bahamas Power and Light transmission pole was yesterday blamed for an island-wide blackout, which impacted New Providence on Tuesday.

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Illegal dumping caused island-wide outage
Illegal dumping caused island-wide outage

July 03, 2019

Investigations have revealed that yesterday’s island-wide power outage was the result someone illegally dumping debris near a critical Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) line, according to Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister.

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