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Leslie Miller Expects This To Be His Last Week As Bec Chairman

BEC Chairman Leslie Miller

BEC Chairman Leslie Miller

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

OUTGOING Executive Chairman Leslie Miler said he expects this week will be his last at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation as a new board is to be installed on Friday.

Speaking with The Tribune, Mr Miller said as far as he knows a new board has not been chosen but he will be “happy to be gone and return to Harrold Road.”

Last week, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he is hopeful that the new board of directors for BEC would be named this week.

“They will probably have a big party when I leave because the staff, especially the union, will be happy I am gone so they could do whatever the hell they want,” Mr Miller said.

“This week everything will be sorted out and I won’t be at BEC anymore. By the end of the week a new board will be named and I will not be here. So I am going to spend my last week, preparing the building for the renaming and tiding up some stuff. What I should do is give everyone 10 per cent off their bills, but I can’t. I would if I could though. I know one thing; the board was shown no respect during this whole thing. PowerSecure never even met with us, all the work we did for this place and they are treating us like garbage.”

When asked if he was invited to join another government board, Mr Miller said: “No they haven’t asked me anything but I don’t mind returning to Harrold Road (where he has a family owned business), I have things I can do.”

Two weeks ago, Mr Miller insisted that he would leave the corporation “when I want to leave BEC.”

He said while the time frame for leaving the corporation was left up to him by Prime Minister Perry Christie, he had decided to leave after the renaming of BEC’s main building after former general manager Peter Bethel.

At that time, Mr Miller said the renaming and preparations should take about three weeks.

He made his statements hours after the government signed a Transition Services Agreement with American company PowerSecure for management of BEC.

Mr Miller has also said he hoped the new company would be able to curtail the culture of “slackness” that exists at BEC.

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proudloudandfnm 3 years, 6 months ago

Better pay his bill! Them Americans ga cut him off first!! lol....

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proudloudandfnm 3 years, 6 months ago

How can this be his last week?

There is no deal yet. They have not even begun negotiations yet.....

Power Secure does not manage BEC yet. Not even close to a deal....

Wow, the ignorance is astounding......

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Sickened 3 years, 6 months ago

Remember Miller is only Chairman of the Board - nothing to do with management. Once a new Board is put in place he will no longer be Chairman. This is separate and apart from a new management team coming in. Once Power Secure comes in then they will replace the current management team (some may stay) and then Power Secure will report to the new Board.

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John 3 years, 6 months ago

So if the board is in place that should mean your very next bill should be reduced by 40%. But by rights it should have been cut by 60% since last quarter last year when fuel prices fell by that amount. The government is doing you no favors. Actually the surcharge should be negative.

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PKMShack 3 years, 6 months ago

time to lower the overall pay roll and that should equal lower bills,

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proudloudandfnm 3 years, 6 months ago

Why change the board just because a new manager may be coming to take over? I don't get it.....

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themessenger 3 years, 6 months ago

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye, don't forget to write!

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TalRussell 3 years, 6 months ago

Many a man's and woman's couldn't be happier that Comrade "Pot cake" Leslie be leaving BEC, by week's end. You were a but a nuisance there anyway. On ya way out, don't let the damn door, slams on ya ass. That shi% can hurt.

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John 3 years, 6 months ago

Whoever payin Tal to post should also pay for him to take English classes. Too bad when you're posting what most people disagree with (garbage). And what most people don't understand what you're trying to say

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Sickened 3 years, 6 months ago

Yes Tal. Please stop trying to hide your identity by purposefully typing and spelling like a ghetto boy. I know you are educated. Do you do this to try to communicate with our masses of poorly educated?

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TalRussell 3 years, 6 months ago

Comrade Sickened, I respect your right call me what you like, but shouldn't you be taking a good look in the mirror, before you accuse others with the well practiced reds response of attacking only the messenger.
What no Tribune reader of your post should overlook is your typical red thinking that the only people who voted for the PLP, are nothing but masses of the poor and dumb.
Let me remind you that neither the PLP or FNM parties, could ever win a majority government, unless like what happened in the 2012 General occurs, there is a major shift of party loyalty over to the offical opposition party.
So, are you saying, a whole lots "dumb" reds shirts, switched over and voted for PM Christie?
if so, it would seem Comrade Tal, be's getting through to their red dumbness.

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crabman 3 years, 6 months ago

Who let the DOG out Woof Woof

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Mayaguana34 3 years, 6 months ago

Good riddance and please pay your bill before you go - Thats if it hasn't been erased….

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