BPL board clarifies ‘right-sizing’

After clarifying reports that the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Company will not terminate employees but rather offer voluntary separation packages (VSEP) at the appropriate time, General Manager Whitney Haestie revealed that a new business plan for the company is currently being finalized. Company executives came under fire by unions that represent employees following a […]

BPL unions threaten “dark, hot summer” in wake of job cuts

As a system failure at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) triggered an island wide power outage yesterday, BPL officials announced that more than 200 employees will be made redundant over the next 18 months. BPL’s Deputy Chairman Patrick Rollins made the revelation Thursday during a press conference at BPL’s headquarters, while laying out the company’s […]

Mitchell fires back at Lloyd

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell revealed Wednesday that he has hard evidence proving Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd misspoke, when he suggested that Mitchell lied to Bahamians concerning the government’s refusal to acknowledge and accept a proposal for infrastructural upgrades to an educational facility in Fox Hill. “Lies, absolute pure lies, lies,” […]

PM has side-meeting with Canada’s Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a side-line meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru over the weekend. Trudeau underlined Canada’s continued commitment to supporting Caribbean countries – including The Bahamas, in addressing climate-related challenges and vulnerabilities. Following hurricanes Irma and Maria in […]