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 […]

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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 […]

PM “committed” to lowering light bills

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis echoed the sentiments of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Whitney Heastie Thursday and told media that the government is lowering the cost of electricity as well as making the power company more reliable. Dr. Minnis said the government is monitoring BPL closely and will work toward lowering, not only electricity […]

BPL CEO: Clifton site critical in reducing cost

Electricity consumers expressed concerns about their lights staying on, following three recent fires that sent communities in New Providence into darkness. Some residents told Eyewitness News that they’re also praying for a reduction in the rising cost of electricity. Head of the power company Whitney Heastie who spoke with Eyewitness News exclusively said, in order […]

BPL Clifton plant in flames twice over weekend

Fire Services rushed to Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Clifton Pier power plant over the weekend, to extinguishtwo separate blazes, the first late Friday evening and the latest after 10:00 p.m. Sunday night. The fires, in both instances, were relegated to station C on the campus, officials said. BPL executives along with Minister of Works Desmond Bannister held a […]