Bannister faces BPL backlash



Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister.

There may have been gross interference by Works Minister Desmond Bannister, according to Eyewitness News sources, who on Thursday claimed that he may have played a part in the breakdown of the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board that was asked to resign this week.

According to Eyewitness News source accounts, it appears that Bannister sought to reclassify the role of Chairman Darnell Osbourne – who was appointed by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis – allegedly transferring all of her executive power to Patrick Rollins who was appointed the executive director by Bannister last month.

When Bannister announced Rollins’ appointment in the House of Assembly, he said, it was among a number of leadership positions that needed to be filled.

Some sources speculate that the new board may in fact consist of some of the players who were asked to resign.

The new board is expected to be revealed later today.