A top oil and gas analyst is encouraging the Bahamas to join the lobby for an oil-spill management agreement between Cuba and the U.S. as the lack of such an agreement presents potential disaster for The Bahamas.
Several power outages occurred again over the weekend due to careless construction workers who haphazardly cut into 33,000 volt cables buried in the ground. Maybe this is why companies want to bring in foreign workers.
Slightly more than one week after Hurricane Irene slammed The Bahamas leaving residents on several islands without power, telephone or water, BTC has restored full landline and cellular phone services to North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island.
Sarah MacDonald, the new President and CEO of Grand Bahama Power Company addressed member of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, giving her take on recent events.
Despite BEC’s statements that power had been 98 per cent restored many residents were still experiencing repeated blackouts.
BEC is working with NEMA, BTC and the Caribbean Regional Electricity Generation to coordinate efforts to restore telephone and power to some areas of New Providence and several family islands.
In a press statement Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said there will be no margin increase for petroleum retailers and that a commission will be appointed to review the petroleum dealers’ complaints.
Leslie Miller said petroleum retailers are gutless and their licenses should be suspended for threatening strikes against the government and Bahamian people when they should be fighting Esso, Texaco and Shell to lower charges.
Calypso U.S. Pipeline has decided to abandon the multi-million dollar project to build a pipeline to Florida from a planned LNG import terminal in the Bahamas.