As Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) continues the work to address the serious load shedding and grid strain issues that have disrupted the daily lives of many of our customers in New Providence, we are making steady progress. Progress towards closing the 40- megawatt deficit we face during peak energy consumption has picked […]

PMH, Rand limited to emergency services

Shutdown of majority of services, the result of union industrial action As scores of junior doctors withdrew services over holiday pay issues, there was a shutdown of significant services at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama, among other public health facilities, as a result. Approximately 400 junior doctors withdrew […]

Hundreds march downtown

BPSU members say they will continue to protest until they are paid NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Hundreds of Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) members marched from Market Street to the Cabinet Office downtown yesterday to protest over what they said is the government’s refusal pay a $1,200 lump sum owed to them in line with their industrial […]

Juniors doctors withdraw for a second day

PMH, Rand, Sandilands limited to emergency services as a result NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As junior doctors withdraw services for a second day yesterday, Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) President Dr. Melissande Bassett said if the union’s issues are not addressed, strike action will continue. There was a shutdown of significant services at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), […]

Two more teens reported missing

Third teen reported missing this month NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Authorities yesterday appealed to the public in locating two teenagers who were reported missing by relatives. Roshanda Dean, 16, was reported missing on August 9. She was last seen at her residence in Lincoln Boulevard, police said. She is described as being slim build and of brown […]

Hundreds reach out to Gomez for BPL class action

Persistent load shedding has struck NP for months, amid a 40-megawatt generation shortfall NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An estimated 300 people have signed onto a class action lawsuit seeking damages from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) for persistent load shedding in New Providence, which they claim has resulted in their suffering in recent. Attorney Damien Gomez, […]

Court sets date for child kidnapping trial

De’Edra Gibson remains on bail NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A woman accused of abducting several children in New Providence will not go to trial until 2020. Justice Bernard Turner set a July 20 trial date during a status hearing yesterday.The judge said the date would be more convenient for the four underage boys allegedly abducted as […]

Man shot in Elizabeth Estates in critical condition

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man is in critical condition after an armed man shot him several times on Commonwealth Boulevard in Elizabeth Estates on Tuesday night before running away. Authorities said the shooting took place shortly before 10 p.m. The motivation for the shooting was unclear. Police had not arrested a suspect in connection with […]