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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mitchell questions BPL fires

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Senator Fred Mitchell implored the Free National Movement (FNM) government to exhibit more transparency as to reasons behind the frequent Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) fires at the Blue Hill and Clifton Pier’s Power Plant in Nassau. “The PLP is again calling on the Minnis government to provide the Bahamian […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

BPL chairman claims no conflict with contract for his company

Newly appointed chairman of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Dr. Donovan Moxey says he sees nothing wrong with BPL awarding a contract to his mobile app company- Mobile Assist – if he removed himself from the decision-making process. In a press conference yesterday to which Eyewitness News was not invited, Moxey said he would have […]

Senator Fred Mitchell weighs in on BPL saga

Senator Fred Mitchell weighed in on the Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) saga recently, specifically the way former Chairman Darnell Osborne was handled in the matter. Mitchell said he was disappointed in Minister of Works Desmond Bannister’s assertions regarding Osborne. “The statements made by the minister (are) unacceptable and sexist,” the Senator said. “The Free […]