Gunman kills accomplice during shooting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police say that a 24-year-old man on bail for murder was killed by his accomplice during a shooting in the Yelder Elder Gardens community on Sunday afternoon.  The shooting occurred around 3:15 pm on Lightbourne Street, Yellow Elder Gardens. Based on preliminary reports, two men wearing masks, dark clothing and gloves, were seen running […]

URCA launches investigation into electronic communication service outages

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has announced that it is presently conducting an investigation into a series of recent electronic communications service outages experienced throughout The Bahamas over the past few months. The regulator said in a statement that in August alone, there were significant outages in Andros, the Berry […]

URCA says “adequate case” made by BPL for fuel charge increase

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA)  said yesterday that it was satisfied that Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) had made “an adequate case” for its fuel charge increase, having conducted a comprehensive review of the company’s proposal. URCA which is also the electricity sector’s regulator did not outline the specifics of […]

Cable Bahamas to appeal URCA fine over ‘quality of service’ investigation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has fined Cable Bahamas 2.025 percent of its monthly recurring pay TV charges for 2021, following a ‘quality of service’ investigation into complaints of recurring outages, error messages, and pixelated channels.  The communication’s regulator in its Final Determination and Order to Cable Bahamas issued November […]

BRING IT ON: Cable Bahamas says it “welcomes” URCA investigation into customer complaints

REV TV promises to be “fully cooperative” with the process NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As it welcomed an investigation by the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) into complaints over its TV service, Cable Bahamas said those complaints stem from limitations with its legacy technology. URCA last week pledged to investigate the quality of Cable Bahamas’ television service, […]

MORE ROOM ON THE AIR: NP could get new stations as URCA issues RFA for radio frequencies

Deadline for applications is August 13 by 3pm Applicants must emphasize previously unmet needs and interests of listeners NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) yesterday issued a request for applications (RFA) for an individual spectrum license (ISL) for use of frequency 90.7 MHz or 105.7 MHz to provide FM radio broadcast […]