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Maynard: BPL customers will pay more than $30

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard believes Bahamas Power and Light customers will pay more than the predicted increase of $20 to $30 per month on their bills next year. Mr Maynard said that the government is in a difficult posi

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Maynard: Only third world countries use BPL engines

Only third world countries use the type of engines used by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), said Bahamas Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard.Mr Maynard was responding to a video by BPL’s chief executive officer, Whitney Heastie, and an arti

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US specialists won't have much impact, says Maynard

THE emergency fix by a US specialist team will have little impact on Bahamas Power and Light’s load shedding, according to Paul Maynard, the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union’s (BEWU) president.However, Mr Maynard acknowledged the return of an additio

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BPL’s $95m Wartsila deal hit existing plant

Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) decision to direct all its financing towards the $95m Wartsila acquisition left it “unable to meet maintenance goals”, a union leader charged yesterday.

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Crisis? This is a catastrophe – Maynard warns ‘no end it sight’ for blackouts

THE power generation situation at Bahamas Power and Light has gone beyond crisis mode, having bloomed into a full-fledged “catastrophe”, Bahamas Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard said yesterday.

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We could have blackouts until November, warns Maynard

Power blackouts could continue until November, warned Bahamas Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard yesterday. He told The Tribune the beleaguered electricity provider simply did not have the capacity to meet summer demands. He also blaste

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120 overseas workers coming in to install tri-fuel engines at BPL

THE government has given Finnish technology company Wartsila Oyj Abp permission to bring 120 workers to the country to install tri-fuel, high efficiency engines at Bahamas Power & Light’s Clifton Pier plant.

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Maynard blames old equipment after fire

POLICE are “actively investigating” the cause of a fire at Bahamas Power & Light’s Gladstone and Fire Trail Roads sub-station, head of Police Fire Services Chief Superintendent Walter Evans said Saturday.

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Union leader’s ‘distress’ on anti change labelling

A Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) union leader yesterday asserted he “absolutely and totally embraces change” via renewable energy, adding that he was “distressed” to read otherwise.

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I’M DREAMING OF A LIGHTS-ON CHRISTMAS: Power outages sweep island ahead of holiday

A WIDESPREAD power outage struck New Providence yesterday due to a cable fault at Bahamas Power and Light’s Big Pond substation, leaving many residents without electricity for hours and delaying flights at Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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‘Shell deal can’t cost us jobs’

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard insisted yesterday no employee will be pushed out as he raised concerns regarding the job security of Bahamas Power and Light employees upon the completion of the Shell North America deal.

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Unions give PM month to avoid ‘national strike’

Trade union leaders yesterday warned the prime minister he has a month to resolve multiple labour disputes otherwise “he’s going to have a national strike on his hands”.

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Final warning: Union boss threatens BPL chief

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard said yesterday while he never intended for a letter he wrote to Bahamas Power & Light’s CEO Whitney Heastie to become public, he stands by “every word” written.

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Union leader blasts departing BPL director

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard yesterday cheered the resignation of former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Executive Director Deepak Bhatnagar, calling him the “symbol” of the company’s past failures.

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Usage down but power bills go up

IRATE Bahamas Power and Light customers yesterday railed against the electricity provider for an increase in their power bills despite claims that less electricity was used.

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Union chief backs plans to raise salaries of MPs

MEMBERS of Parliament should make a minimum of $60,000 a year, according to Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard, who said the prime minister’s salary should also be raised to $200,000 a year.

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Power plant still has a hole in its roof from Hurricane Matthew

PAUL Maynard, president of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union, has warned of potential flooding at Bahamas Power and Light’s Clifton Pier Power Plant after damage sustained during Hurricane Matthew last October was never repaired.

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Blue Hills plant needed to keep power on- but that means higher bills until October

CONSUMERS will have to wait until October to see a reduction in their increased electricity bills, according to Bahamas Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard.In an interview with The Tribune on Wednesday, Mr Maynard said high summer tempera

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Abaco bears brunt of power blackouts

ABACO residents, fed up with having to contend with frequent power cuts, have in some cases been without electricity for more than 24 hours at a time over the past several weeks.When contacted for comment, Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Pres

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Load shedding carried out after cable problem

BAHAMAS Power and Light began load shedding yesterday morning after a “cable overloaded,” resulting in outages in western and central New Providence, according to Bahamas Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard. In an interview with The Tr

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BPL ‘critical’ without new equipment

BAHAMAS Power and Light is at a “critical stage” and if the company does not get new equipment immediately, the summer will be plagued with power outages, according to President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard.

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BPL needs equipment urgently to avoid outages says union chief

BAHAMAS Power and Light (BPL) is at a "critical stage" and if the company does not get new equipment immediately, the summer will be plagued with power outages, according to President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Paul Maynard.

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‘Hell to pay’ if managers untouched in BPL theft probe

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union Paul Maynard said yesterday “there will be hell to pay,” if his union members remain on suspension during an investigation into missing funds at Bahamas Power and Light, while managers at the power company “go unscathed”.

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Union leader supports government over changes to nation’s labour laws

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard yesterday backed the government’s proposed amendments to the country’s labour laws, calling the gripes expressed by business owners an over reaction to necessary change.

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