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Parts Of New Providence Hit By Power Outage

A WIDESPREAD power outage struck New Providence Friday affecting several residential areas.

In a brief press statement issued shortly after 4pm, Bahamas Power and Light Company said four of its engines went offline to service.

“At 2.19pm four engines at Station A Clifton Pier went offline due to a fuel pump failure,” the statement read. “As a result of the incident, a number of areas went out.”

These included Winton, Ft Charlotte, East Street South and Ernest Street.

BPL said in total the outage affected customers east of Seabreeze, north of Wulff Road and south of East Street and Independence Drive. Customers in Lyford Cay, South Beach and Pinewood Gardens were also affected.

At the time of the press release the power provider said a team was in the final stages of completing restoration, with pocket outages remaining in Pinewood Gardens, Elizabeth Estates and parts of Prince Charles Drive, east of Elizabeth Estates.

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mirkovonkovats@gmail.com 2 months ago

Sell BPL! No way any government can fix this!

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Bigrocks 2 months ago

Might as well sell BTC,Water&sewage,zns , BOB and Bahamasair as well. Reduces the debt, increase captal, stop the losses, and reduce the high ineffiencies in each money pit.

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ThisIsOurs 2 months ago

Maybe, but once sold prices will triple. There's no competition

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KapunkleUp 2 months ago

The government can mandate price controls on electrical and water prices. They have been doing the exact same with gasoline prices for years.

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concerned799 2 months ago

Utilities like this with no competition are regulated price wise. To wit, in Cayman, prices per KWH are much lower! (and they are just a small island too which burns oil type fuels)

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concerned799 2 months ago

I would sell all BUT W&S, in other places selling water does not work out well, its too essential.

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rodentos 2 months ago

maybe sell all Bahamas to Trump corp that will turn it into a golf playfield

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JokeyJack 2 months ago

Four engines going offline at the same time is part of the new normal. Just like wearing masks. I actually think the power should be turned off worldwide until the foolishness stops. I mean, why not?

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Maximilianotto 2 months ago

Sell all SOEs relieve the burden give them maximum prices and reliability. Government cannot fix.

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concerned799 2 months ago

BEC/BPL is public hands is a total disaster on every level, it should be sold off, we'd have been in a much stronger place if this had occured 10-20 years ago.

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tribanon 2 months ago

We may as well just give away everything.....all SOE's, all land, etc....including the government if any wants it.....in fact, the entire country. This is what the IMF, the rating agencies, the international lenders and their exploitative foreign investor friends have been working towards since July 10, 1973. And once it has all been turned over to the new foreign owners of our country, we can offer ourselves up as slave labour in exchange for bread and water.

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benniesun 2 months ago

@tribanon I agree with you on that, and it is a pity your sarcasm is above the understanding of the spellbound willing victims. I am disheartened in reading the other comments about selling off our only belongings, as they prove why the arrogant oligarchy and monied others treat us as contemptible ignoramuses.

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Bonefishpete 2 months ago

"four engines at Station A Clifton Pier went offline due to a fuel pump failure,”

So One fuel pump supplies Four engines? I guess Redundancy only applies to employees contracts?

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Maximilianotto 2 months ago

Since July,1973, who has made $10+ bn debt and now we’re wondering how to repay?

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Maximilianotto 2 months ago

From July 10,1973 to September 30, 2021 US$10 bn debt has been taken and now we’re all stuck.

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benniesun 2 months ago

*Repost*

The stock market is a ponzi scheme contrived and controlled from the top. Privatization is just another trick to take wealth from the people and put it into private hands, so that the private ones benefit instead of the Bahamian public. Just look at what happened to Batelco. The modus-operandi is to promise greater efficiency and huge savings, but instead run the infrastructure into the ground while greatly reducing local staff and bringing in foreign staff. The paychecks for the foreigners leave the local economy and Bahamians with the skills required to run technical operations become extinct. Bills increase and services are reduced.

The problem with BPL is inept executives, who are being appointed and controlled by the arrogant/ignorant men off of the street (elected politicians).

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tribanon 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Amen. Couldn't have said it better.

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Topdude 2 months ago

It does not take rocket science to operate an electricity company. Other than natural disasters how many electricity blackouts are you aware of that occur in Miami for example?

So why do we have this ongoing problem in Nassau? In amounts to nothing other than a human caused problem. All the politicians, rank and file workers, managers and unions know why? It is nothing but conscious sabotage, willful indifference to doing an honest job, political interference and manipulation , bad people management, a culture of bitter employee relations And a failure to put the nation first.

How can this culture of sabotage be supplanted with a culture of commitment?

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Topdude 2 months ago

We do not need privatization.

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tribanon 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Perhaps you should have implored Minnis back in May 2017 to never put his hard sucking lips to the lending teat ('tit') of international lenders. LOL

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lovingbahamas 1 month, 4 weeks ago

BPL is a joke. This is the 21st century! This isn’t brain surgery. We are using the same technology that has been around for 100 years! Planes don’t drop out of the sky because the engines stop working! Somebody in the government needs to step up and get the infrastructure in place!

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benniesun 1 month, 4 weeks ago

It is not just BPL, the same rot, corruption,and ineptitude pervades every aspect of our 'D-Average' governance and society.

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FrustratedBusinessman 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Lol. Nassauvians would die if they had to live on a Family Island. Couple hours of the power going off and they are whining and complaining. If only you people knew how bad things actually are elsewhere.

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