July 29, 2014
BEC Chairman Leslie Miller
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THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) says it suspects that a lightning strike is the cause of Thursday afternoon's island-wide power outage.
HEALTH insurance providers “don’t give a damn” if everyone in the country dies, Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller claimed yesterday, adding that the government must move full speed ahead with its National Health Insurance scheme without giving much consideration to the concerns of the insurance industry.
BUSINESS owners and residents in New Providence expressed their fury at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s inability to provide a steady power supply as BEC’s Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday “there is nothing else” officials can do to prevent power cuts over the next few days.
RESIDENTS across New Providence should expect load shedding until early next week as the Bahamas Electricity Corporation grapples with two major problems, Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said last night.
THE first set of rental generators secured for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will arrive this week, reducing the chance of blackouts during the summer months, according to BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.
RESIDENTS across New Providence suffered through disruptions in power supply Thursday as the Bahamas Electricity Corporation continued load shedding.
THE head of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation has called for the company to be privatised and suggested that union presence is stifling its functionability and potential for growth.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard has called for Leslie Miller to resign from his post at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, also criticising the Tall Pines MP for not having the “capacity to deliver the kinds of ideas required to move BEC into the 21st century.”
THE weekend’s blackout will cost taxpayers half a million dollars, according to Bahamas Electricity Chairman Leslie Miller who added that the “catastrophic” incident could have easily been prevented if employees had done their job.
TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday said he fears that the implementation of National Health Insurance will spark mass layoffs in the health insurance industry, an area he predicted will see grave affects on profit margins from the proposed plan.
TALL PINES MP Leslie Miller yesterday renewed calls for a ban on copper following the electrocution of a man during an attempt to steal copper from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation on Friday.
LAWYERS on behalf of Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday filed papers in the Supreme Court suing the president of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union, Paul Maynard, for defamation.
DESPITE a promise that the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will “absorb” some of the value added tax cost, BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday it has been decided that customers will pay the full 7.5 per cent.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller last night denied accusations by Bahamas Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard that he had signed an engine maintenance contract without board approval and was a “consultant” for the firm in question.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation customers will not have to pay the full 7.5 per cent value added tax on their light bills, according to BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation officials signed a new industrial agreement with the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union yesterday afternoon in the absence of BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.
LESLIE Miller, Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman, yesterday accused the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union of using intimidation tactics by reportedly retaining a law firm to sue him as tensions mount over Mr Miller’s refusal to sign a negotiated industrial agreement with the union.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said BEC has “scrapped” plans to purchase six new generators because “the corporation is broke”.
NEW Providence hoteliers have made good on outstanding electricity bills, but an Abaco hotel is still in high arrears, Bahamas Electricity Corporation Chairman Leslie Miller confirmed yesterday.
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation will continue load shedding across New Providence indefinitely, according to the company’s Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.
TWO weeks after he expressed concern about proposed amendments to the Constitution that would allow a Bahamian woman to pass on citizenship to a foreign spouse, Tall Pines MP Leslie expressed a change of heart over his “ignorance.”
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday said Monday’s blackout is not evidence that the company is unable to meet the demand for electricity in New Providence.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said he will release a report today detailing exactly what caused BEC engines to malfunction on Monday, leaving more than 50 per cent of New Providence without electricity.
THOUSANDS of Bahamas Electricity Corporation customers were again without electricity yesterday after “generator challenges” at the Blue Hills Power Station interrupted the supply to more than 50 per cent of New Providence.