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Bannister: Results of BPL fire probe will be revealed at appropriate time

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that as soon as the government is “able” to, it will release the results of a probe into the fires that damaged generators at the Clifton Pier Power Plant last September.

Despite continuous questions from the media on the matter, Bannister and Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) executives remain tight-lipped.

When pressed once again on the results of the probe outside Parliament, Bannister said, “As soon as we are able to, we are going to let you know what the source [of the fire] is.

“The FNM government is a government of transparency and there are some matters that I cannot put in the public domain immediately and as soon as I can, I’d be happy to do it.”

The first fire erupted on September 7 around 10:30 p.m. and caused damage to station C, which houses two of the company’s largest generators, prompting BPL to load shed throughout New Providence.

Firefighters responded to three fires at the Clifton plant, in the same areas, just days apart.

The first fire caused significant damage to station C, which houses two of the company’s largest generators, prompting BPL to load shed throughout New Providence.

The damage also caused a spike in consumer bills as the electricity company continued to grapple with generation issues.

Sloan Smith

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Sloan covers national news for The Nassau Guardian. Sloan officially joined the news team in September 2016 but interned at The Nassau Guardian while studying journalism at the University of The Bahamas.
Education: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels), MA in Mass Communications
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