23,500 BPL,WSC consumers benefitted from VAT exemptions

VAT exemption measure on light and water bills made permanent NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than 36 percent of the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers the government projected to experience relief from its value-added tax (VAT) exemptions on certain electricity bills last year benefitted, according to figures provided by Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday. […]

IDB: Power outage indicators below expected performance

Bannister: This will be the last report of this nature NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With an old power generating infrastructure and minimal penetration of renewal energy, The Bahamas’ electrification and electrical outages indicators, like other Caribbean countries, were “below expected performance”, according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) . The IDB released its 2019 Latin American […]

Wärtsilä engines expected to be fully installed by September 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday foreshadowed that the seven Wärtsilä engines being acquired by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to address long-term generation capacity will arrive in early May and will be fully installed by September 2019. “We expect they will be in full operation by September,” Bannister told Eyewitness […]

BCCEC welcomes BPL’s no summer load shedding announcement

Moxey says fuel surcharge should remain around 19 cents per kWh NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey’s announcement that there are no anticipated load shedding exercises scheduled for this summer is welcomed and “refreshing news”, according to the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation’s Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey […]

Union wants police to sweep WSC offices for illegal listening devices

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Water and Sewerage Management Union (WSMU) on Thursday compelled the Corporation to have the Royal Bahamas Police Force sweep WSC offices in New Providence, Abaco and Eleuthera for listening devices. A statement released yesterday from Ednel Rolle, the union’s president, outlined that the move comes after complaints have reached the union […]

GB electrician says license was used without his knowledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Michael Neymour Sr., the man reportedly at the heart of a police investigation involving the alleged theft of electricity at Grand Bahama Power through the use of energy-saving devices, on Tuesday sought to defend his reputation after serving as an electrician in the Grand Bahama community for more than 40 years. In […]

BPL to investigate illegal diversion of power with “energy saving devices”

Urges customers to report if they were sold a device to reduce electricity bill or face prosecution   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of electricity being disconnected at several fast food franchises in Grand Bahama for their alleged use of fake energy-saving devices, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) said it is presently investigating whether, […]

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 […]

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 […]