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Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister.

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Ragged Island rebuild now up to $12m

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister defended the government’s decision to spend millions of dollars on infrastructure at Ragged Island, telling Parliament it came down to a matter of “life and death” for residents.

Ragged Island set for renewable energy investment

CABINET has approved the investment in renewable energy for storm-ravaged Ragged Island, according to Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister, who said on Friday repairs are underway.

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BPL’s new $95m power plant needs to be built by experts

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday construction of Bahamas Power and Light’s new $95m power plant at Clifton Pier must utilise the professionals who know how to do it.

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FINALLY - FIX IT OR FACE $10K FINES: Getting tough on utilities for holes in road

THE government yesterday passed amendments to the Road Act giving it teeth to clamp down on utility companies that have been lax in restoring public roads to an acceptable standard.

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Bannister keeps BPL fire report under wraps

A REPORT on a police investigation into a series of fires that crippled infrastructure at Bahamas Power and Light’s Clifton Pier Power Plant has been completed and submitted to the government.

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Bannister critical of Gray's 'irresponsible statement' over bill

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister released a statement yesterday dismissing former Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray’s “irresponsible statement” concerning a proposed Contractors Association Bill for Parliament.

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Lights out for 5,400 ‘can’t pay’ families

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister revealed yesterday that 5,412 households across the country are “off the grid,” as a result of not paying energy bills for 60 days or more and collectively owe Bahamas Power and Light more than $5m.

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Plans to rein in electric costs

AS HE blamed rising international gas prices for the escalating cost of electricity in the country, Works Minister Desmond Bannister said Bahamas Power and Light has worked out interim solutions until Bahamians begin to reap rewards from the Shell No

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Minister 'dumbfounded' by construction chief's claims

A Cabinet minister yesterday said he was “dumbfounded” and “lost for words” over claims the Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA) president had been forced out by political pressure.Desmond Bannister, minister of works, told Tribune Business that

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Motoring misery for four weeks

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday defended the decision to start a resurfacing exercise for Bernard Road tomorrow that will last for 21 working days.

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Minnis has 'absolute' faith in Bannister

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that he “absolutely” still has faith in Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister despite several fires at Bahamas Power and Light Company, triggering power outages in the country.The most recent of these

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'Minister misled over stadium concerns'

FREEDOM Farm Baseball League founder Greg Burrows yesterday expressed concern that Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister was being led in the wrong direction over the Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium.Mr Burrows, a former PLP senator, called Mr Bannis

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Stadium costs soared to $43m

The Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium is a waste of taxpayer money that will “never pay for itself”, a Cabinet minister admitted yesterday, amid steps taken to prevent a near-tripling of costs.

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No deals - BPL’s chairman off limits

CBI Mobile – the software company owned by Bahamas Power and Light Chairman Donovan Moxey – cannot be approved for any contracts with the power provider, at least not while he’s on the board, Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday as he sought to downplay concerns that the matter has sparked.


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