Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has been fined $229,535.34 for its failure or refusal to provide information regarding its fires last year and its load shedding over the summer, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) revealed last night.
A determination was made on Tuesday that
Rather than apply a flat rate to every electricity consumer’s bill as part of Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) rate reduction bond, a sliding scale should be implemented, so that persons who use more energy, pay a greater fee.
That was the suggestion of Deborah Deal,
More than three months after Hurricane Dorian destroyed Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA), the facility welcomed its first commercial flight from the United States on Tuesday.
The Bahamasair Boeing 737 jet used for the flight brought 138 passengers from Tennessee who are participating in the 21st
While not Bahamian traditions, Thanksgiving and Black Friday typically jumpstart the holiday spending season locally, during which time local retailers are expected to earn up to 60 percent of their annual revenue, according to former Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) Chief Executive
The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and the Ministry of Financial Services attended the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Conference on Sunday, November 17, onboard the historic Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner, which is permanently moored in Port Rashid, Dubai. The conference was
Former Cabinet Minister Shane Gibson tearfully thanked jurors after they cleared him of bribery charges yesterday afternoon
The 58-year-old’s future hung in the balance after he was accused of abusing a Cabinet post for personal gain.
His arrest and charge on August 2, 2017, came months after the
Attorney General Carl Bethel last night defended the government’s decision to pursue bribery charges against former Cabinet Minister Shane Gibson.
His comments came hours after a Supreme Court jury found Gibson not guilty on 15 counts of bribery.
In a statement, the attorney general said the constitutionally
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that former Cabinet Minister Shane Gibson’s not guilty verdict is a miracle.
Gibson was accused of receiving almost $300,000 in bribes from businessman Jonathan Ash in exchange for approving payments for money owed for work concerning the
The average household light bill will increase by $20 to $30 for roughly 10 months next year, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister announced yesterday.
The minister didn’t detail how that figure was arrived at.
During his communication in the House of Assembly, Bannister said, “Mr. Speaker, we expect that the
The government will use $70 million of the proceeds from its rate reduction bond to fund the expansion of the Wartsila plant at Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Clifton location, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister revealed yesterday.
Bannister said the second phase of the Wartsila