GB Port Authority investigates fast food power theft allegations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), the regulators of Grand Bahama Power, has launched an independent investigation into the ongoing allegations of power theft involving several fast food franchises and the energy-saving devices that were installed at these restaurants by a GPBA licensee. “The Grand Bahama Port Authority limited wishes to advise […]

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GB Power: ‘Energy-saving’ devices are bogus, businesses are victims of fraud

A statement released Wednesday by the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) outlined that following in investigation, it was found that the energy-saving devices that were purchased by many businesses are bogus. The Cooper family, the owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King and the Pollo Tropical franchise in Grand Bahama, admitted at a press conference […]

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Oban president: 2-day meetings with govt. were “productive”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having held talks with the government for the past two days, President and Managing Director of Operations at Oban Energies, Alex Grikitis, last night referred to those meetings as ‘productive’. “Oban remains committed to an environmentally sound, safe and sustainable development that will strengthen the East Grand Bahama communities, grow Grand  Bahama’s […]

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Thompson: Govt. monitoring GB fast food chain power disconnection

Says parties involved were encouraged to engage in dialogue   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is closely monitoring and is very concerned about the allegations of electricity theft levied against certain fast food operators in Grand Bahama, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson on Tuesday. Speaking to Eyewitness News Online, Thompson said […]

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PM gives update on Oban meeting

Says protection of the environment was high on the agenda   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the specifics of a closed-door meeting, which was held on Monday between government and Oban executives are being kept under wraps; the prime minister revealed to Eyewitness News Online that the end result of any agreement between both parties will […]

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Energy forum to discuss sustainable future

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) is hopeful that its 2019 energy forum, which is slated for March 19, will attract hundreds of stakeholders to discuss and exchange ideas concerning energy reform in the country. The Bahamas Energy Security Forum (BESF) is an initiative established by the BCCEC in […]

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BEWU president urges BPL to clean filthy bathrooms

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Paul Maynard, on Wednesday threatened to shut down the Clifton Pier power plant if the bathrooms are not immediately cleaned. Maynard claimed that management has refused to clean the bathroom at the site for more than two months. Maynard alleged that BPL renovated a […]

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Early day for MOE employees after AC malfunctions

Officials hoping issues at NIB-owned building are rectified today   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The hum of pedestal fans resounded throughout the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Tuesday as government employees at the Ministry of Education on University Drive walked out after the building’s air conditioning unit malfunctioned. When Eyewitness News arrived at the […]

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Issues leading to outages in several Family Islands resolved

BPL to issue RFP for renewable energy in a few weeks   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite extensive outages in three Family Islands between Saturday and Monday, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker said yesterday that those issues have been resolved, and barring cataphoric failure or other unforeseen circumstances, the power […]

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Maynard: BPL’s contract with Wartsila is “a joke”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard sounded off on Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) executives Tuesday, calling a new contract signed between the power generation company and Wärtsilä, “a joke.” The new agreement has commissioned Wärtsilä – a Finnish corporation which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment in […]

WSC signs $18 million contract for pumping stations, treatment plants

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has signed an $18 million dollar contract with Island Site Development (ISD), to rehabilitate and construct pumping stations and several wastewater treatment plants in the capital. The contract is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The announcement came Tuesday in a press statement issued […]

BPL signs contract with Wartsila for new power plant at Clifton Pier

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A new contract was signed between Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Company and a Finnish technology group Wartsila, which will see the installation of a new multi-million-dollar power plant constructed at BPL’s Clifton Pier site. Wartsila will install seven new high-efficiency engines; replacing four vintage engines which have been in operation at […]