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Government assessing damaged homes in East Grand Bahama

GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas – Assessments have already begun on a number of homes in East Grand Bahama and The Government assured residents during a community meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 that crews will be on the ground to begin work before month end. Chairman of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) Alex Storr said The Government has been conducting assessments for weeks now and advised the residents from Freetown to McLean’s Town of the process, via the new Home Owners Assistance Repair Program, which will assist in returning them to their homes, after being gone since Hurricane Dorian ravaged East Grand Bahama three years ago. “If you have been assessed under the former program, you will need to be reassessed. We have already ordered building material. This is no fluff and P...

Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis – Communication to the House of Assembly – ‘A Place to Call Home – Rent-to-Own Initiative’

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Construction of Renewable Power Generation Plant expected to decrease BPL ’s fuel costs says Works and Utilities Minister

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is in the advanced stages of a plan with a private investor to construct a 60 MW photovoltaic renewable power generation plant in New Providence, which will result in a decrease in the company’s fuel costs and offer jobs for Bahamians. The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities, made the announcement in a Communication to Parliament, Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Said Minister Sears, “Once added to the generation network in New Providence, this plant is expected to decrease BPL ’s annual fuel costs by $23 million.  Of significant importance, the project in its design, implementation and operational phases will provide much-needed jobs and training opportunities for Bahamians. More importantly, though, it will bring down the cost...

Prime Minister Tables Public Procurement Bill 2022 in the House of Assembly

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis tabled the Public Procurement Bill 2022, in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. This came on the heels of the launch of GoBonfire eProcurement Platform through which goods and services for all government and quasi-government will be sourced, with the objective of providing a higher level of accountability. The eProcurement Platform, a milestone in governance, was presented by Prime Minister Davis at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Compass Rose Ballroom, on Monday, October 3, 2022. As he tabled the Bill during the morning session of parliament on October 5, the prime minister explained that the proposed Bill, when enacted would repeal and replace the Public Procurement Act 2021. “The Bill ...

Rate increases on the way for BPL customers

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Customers of Bahamas Power and Light can expect to see an increase in their electricity bills effective October, with the increase being reflected in the November billing cycle.  Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis made the announcement during a press conference, October 4, 2022 at the Office of the Prime Minister.  He said the decision to proceed with the hike came after months of deliberation given the current economic situation in the country and globally.  Also in attendance at the Press conference were: Minister of Works and Public Utilities, the Hon. Alfred Sears and Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Myles Laroda. “Today, BPL is announcing an increase in the monthly fuel charge,” said P...