BPL: Running of cables to Pointe complete  by end of month

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has begun running the cables that will provide a permanent supply of power to The Pointe hotel project and Arawak Cay, BPL Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker told Guardian Business yesterday.

According to Parker, the project began at the end of July and could be completed by the end of the month.

The work to run a cable from BPL’s Tucker Road substation to The Pointe and Arawak Cay is currently affecting traffic on University Drive and Nassau Street South, Parker said.

“The public is asked to pay particular attention while driving in the area,” he said.

Parker explained that The Pointe is currently on a temporary supply of power. He could not say when the newly run cable will be permanently affixed to the hotel’s infrastructure.

He also explained that both the Water and Sewerage Corporation and the Ministry of Public Works are working along with BPL; Guardian Business was told that Nassau Street has remained without repairs and paving for so long because this project had to be completed first.

The Nassau Guardian revealed the frustration of one Nassau Street business owner over the state of the road, reporting that Neville Bethel, owner of The Portrait Studio, said the road is in urgent need of work.

“Nassau Street is one of the major thoroughfares in New Providence, and it’s in dire need of repair,” he said.

“There’s constantly work being done on Nassau Street…there’s been a major construction effort going on and we don’t know how far it’s coming up. That has caused a lot of problems and I’m sure after that, there are going to be other reasons for the road to be dug up. We just don’t know as yet.

“But Nassau Street has been in a state of disrepair for a while now, and everybody will be relieved when all of this construction is finally done by the various ministries and that we can ride on a smooth road in comfort.”

Parker said the driving public should be aware that workers are on Nassau Street and drive with caution.

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Chester Robards

Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian. Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism

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