With the mounting costs of electricity bills and the alternative of conserving energy, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has officially recommenced its solar energy program.
Anyone who has sipped the kool-aid about the out-of-the-blue BEC privatization, and its magical translation into lower bills, needs to ask Grand Bahama residents how “low” their power bills are from the 100% privately owned Grand Bahama Power Company.
Responding to questions whether one of the Baha Mar hotels is in substantial arrears with BEC, a Baha Mar executive said the company is focusing all resources on ensuring that Baha Mar opens successfully.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority developed performance metrics to ensure that Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) provides a level of service in accordance with international best practices.
Police were called to monitor the protest at BEC after reports of disturbances. Protesting union members barricaded themselves inside the compound and turned customers away.
BEC filed a trade dispute and Labour Minister Shane Gibson ordered the workers back to work since the matter has been referred to the Industrial Tribunal.
The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) joined with organizations worldwide in celebration of World Water Day under the theme, ‘International Year of Water Cooperation’.
A new payment system was implemented after discovering that BEC workers contracted to simply disconnect/reconnect accounts have been earning as much as $95,000 a year.
The cost of electricity in The Bahamas has hampered the progress of business and the attraction of new investors to this country.