Health officials debunk BPL COVID-19 scare

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials have confirmed there was no exposure to a known COVID-19 case at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) headquarters today. Reports of an emergency evacuation at the Blue Hill Road site made the rounds on social media earlier this afternoon. BPL advised that the Peter I Bethel Building has been closed […]

BPL suspends disconnections until March 31

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Power and Light announced yesterday that it will immediately suspend disconnections until March 31 as thousands of Bahamians are forced to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The announcement comes after the government implemented a 24-hour curfew and border shutdown on Tuesday. In a statement advising the public, […]

Former BPL chair “shocked” by COO resignation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Executive Chairperson Darnell Osborne said yesterday that the resignation of Christina Alston as BPL’s Chief Operations Officer last Friday came as a shock and represents a “sad day for BPL”. Crediting her for her hands-on approach, work ethic and keenness to work with her team in […]

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 […]

New rules to govern BPL board

New rules governing BPL board operations will keep members accountable and on track.  That, according to the chairman of the recently appointed BPL board, Dr. Donovan Moxey.  The board held its first meeting on Monday, with chairman Moxey noting that the clearly defined structure will be the new order of the day. “One of the […]

New BPL Chair: “Trust Must Be Restored”

The newly appointed chairman at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Donovan Moxey revealed Friday that under his leadership, the new board will work toward reestablishing a certain level of stability and trust within the electrical company. Moxey’s comments came on the heels of the recent war of words that has played out in the media […]

Staff morale at BPL said to be low

Union officials at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) say morale is low among employees since the highly publicized firing of the old Executive Board headed by Darnell Osbourne. In an interview with Eyewitness News on Thursday, Secretary General for Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Astrid Bodie, stated that the removal of the board and the public […]

Former BPL board members sound off on minister’s claims

The three fired Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board members hit back at Works Minister Desmond Bannister Thursday night, following his numerous claims outside Cabinet Tuesday, accusing former chairman Darnell Osbourne of misappropriation of funds, among other things. The group which includes Osbourne, as well as former director of human resources Nicola Thompson and former […]

Minister left “red-faced” over make-up claim

Former chairman Osborne vindicated It appears that claims that former BPL Chairman Darnell Osborne used company funds for personal services have backfired.  While acknowledging that he did interfere with BLP board operations, but only because of what amounted to misappropriation of funds – including make-up expenses for ousted chairman Osborne, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said […]

PM announces investigation into BPL

An investigation has been ordered into Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. The investigation, which was announced during a Cabinet tour of the Grand Lucaya Resort on Grand Bahama yesterday, follows a string of allegations that have come to light over the past week weeks concerning operations at the […]