January 30, 2012
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CORPORATE Bahamas continues to patronise the 2013 BTC Carifta Games with a major utility corporation coming on board just days before the games begin.
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) and the trade union representing its line staff once again appear on collision course, with the latter saying its members are opposed to contributing to their own pension plans and health insurance scheme.
THE BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) executive chairman has revealed that workers hired on a contractual basis to simply carry out disconnections/ reconnections have been earnning as much as $95,000 a year.
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) currently owes its major fuel supplier more than $86 million, its executive chairman revealed yesterday, adding that the monopoly energy supplier was paying Shell West excess of $18 million a month “just to keep going”.
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) executive chairman yesterday revealed the utility monopoly suffered a $12.7 million first quarter loss, telling Parliament this placed it on track to lose $40-$50 million in its 2013 financial year.
THE cash-strapped Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is currently owed $143 million by the Bahamian private sector, its chairman said yesterday, adding that it was sinking further into financial problems.
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation`s (BEC) excecutive chairman yesterday said it will move to a rostering and scheduling system with effect from February 1 in a bid to reduce its more than $12 million annual overtime bill.
LESLIE Miller, BEC’s Chairman, yesterday expressed concern that salaries and bonuses at the electric corporation have been putting an unnecessary burden on the backs of Bahamians.
The BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) executive chairman yesterday said it was “unfair” for the cash-strapped utility monopoly to continue paying 100 per cent of all employee pensions and medical benefits, claiming that the medical plan alone had cost it $30 million over the past five years without employees paying “a single dime”.
DESPITE attempts by Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller to downplay a drive by shooting outside his home, neighbours yesterday insisted that “pandemonium broke out in the area” in what they described as a “horrifying experience”.
POLICE yesterday said they were following significant leads in their effort to find those responsible for a drive-by shooting outside Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller’s home.
A TEENAGER and three men were injured in a drive-by shooting that took place outside BEC chairman Leslie Miller’s house during a party early Saturday morning, according to police.
BEC officials believe they may have uncovered an ‘oil theft ring’ that has operated on the island of Eleuthera for years.
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation is projected to lose $16.3 million this year, according to chairman Leslie Miller –who said the corporation is on the brink of collapse and must make drastic changes immediately.
The BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) executive chairman yesterday said it could save a minimum $60 million annually in fuel costs through the procurement of three new engines for the Clifton Pier power station, telling Tribune Business the benefits would ultimately be passed on to consumers.
MARIO’S Bowling and Entertainment Palace chief, Leslie Miller yesterday added his voice to calls for the Government to ban copper exports, adding that such thefts had cost him $150,000-$200,000.
ELECTRICITY has been restored to most of Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s customers in New Providence since Hurricane Sandy, said Corporation Chairman Leslie Miller.
MARIO’S Bowling and Entertainment Palace chief, Leslie Miller, said that despite earlier setbacks he expects to have the former Robin Hood store open by Christmas, telling Tribune Business: “We have to catch Christmas season.”
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is looking to slash the more than $12 million it pays annually in employee overtime by implementing a shift system, its executive chairman yesterday telling Tribune Business this currently accounted for almost one-third of payroll costs.
Efforts to re-open the former Robin Hood store off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway have hit a ‘major setback’, Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment Palace chief executive, Leslie Miller, telling Tribune Business yesterday that the store had suffered $30,000 in damages after thieves stole six air conditioning units last week.
THE new BEC chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday he hopes to lower electricity costs for Bahamians through strategies he attempted to implement when he was Minister of Trade and Industry from 2002-2007 - namely Venezuelan oil and Liquefied Natural Gas.
PLP MP for Tall Pines Leslie Miller clarified remarks attributed to him during the 2012 election campaign, in which he was portrayed as calling black Bahamians "stupid".
MARIO'S Bowling and Entertainment Palace chief executive, Leslie Miller, told Tribune Business yesterday that negotiations to re-open th
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party candidates soon to be sworn in as Members of Parliament said they never doubted their party would win the 2012 General Election
THE FNM hit out at Leslie Miller Saturday night, claiming PLP Tall Pines candidate called black Bahamians “stupid”.
OIL exploration and the use of liquefied natural gas is critical to the diversification of the Bahamas' economy, according to PLP candidate Leslie Miller, who said that LNG was the energy of the future.
By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Robin Hood's landlord yesterday told Tribune Business he is extremely confident about finding a replacement tenant for the closing retailer, describing the Summerwinds Plaza location as "second to none" and "the b