BPL chairman: Replacing “end of life” components will take time

Moxey hopes nothing fails in the interim   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) under the spotlight following its latest outage, BPL Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey said yesterday that the power provider has been busy upgrading its transmissions and distribution network, but it will take time to replace all of the aged […]

Davis: BPL holiday programme not sufficient

PLP leaders say plan left in place would have brought relief NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) latest reconnection exercise is a reasonable gesture, but an insufficient measure in bringing long-term relief to the thousands of customers struggling to keep up with increased power bills. […]

Row over delinquent BPL accounts erupts in Senate

FNM Senator Jamal Moss said yesterday that while the opposition has accused the government of failing to bring relief to the 5,000-plus delinquent Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers, there were 12,000 customers without power nearly two years after the Christie administration introduced value-added tax (VAT). The claim fueled a brief, but heated spat in […]

Bannister: BPL not in crisis mode

Minister says BPL exploring renewable energy solutions   With mounting pressure from the public to reverse recent increases in power costs in The Bahamas, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that while all effort is being made to address Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) legacy challenges, consumers must employ energy-conserving measures in the […]

Govt. to raise VAT exemption on electricity bills

In the wake of the drastic increase in electricity bills, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in Parliament Wednesday that government intends to temporarily raise the value added tax exemption ceiling on electricity bills to $300. The initial exemption, when implemented back in July 2018 during the Fiscal Responsibility Bill, exempted all Bahamas Power and […]

Works Minister optimistic on BPL’s future

On the heels of the revelation that Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) consumers’ bills have increased by an estimated 70 per cent, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said he remains optimistic about the company’s plans for improved power generation in New Providence. “I am really, really pleased with what I am seeing,” Bannister noted […]

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BTVI delays professional development course in renewable energy

Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute (BTVI) has postponed solar certification classes they planned to commence next week until a later date according to BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson. “We did have a professional development course we were going to offer to start next week in solar, but we’ve just delayed it because it tied into other […]

Bahamian Activist provides alternative means to prevent BPL power outages

The constant power outages occurring due to Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) many mechanical issues have sparked the conversation of energy security among Bahamians. On the heels of an eleven-hour power outage in the southwest part of New Providence, Monday night, Bahamian Activist and Beyond The Headlines contributor Graham Weatherford offered alternative means the country […]

BPL may take back employees

Southern New Providence dark after BPL Blue Hills fire The newly appointed board at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Company might be considering re-engaging some of the employees who were let go during the voluntary separation exercise earlier this summer, according to Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) president, Paul Maynard. This revelation came after another fire […]