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‘No political witch hunt over WSC’

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis has dismissed accusations that his administration is on a political witch hunt regarding the Water and Sewerage Corporation.

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POLICE QUESTION WSC MANAGER: Elwood Donaldson is quizzed as part of investigation

POLICE questioned Water and Sewerage General Manager Elwood Donaldson for hours yesterday as part of their investigation into matters affecting the institution, The Tribune understands.

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Water Corp’s $18.8m debt paid-off come ‘early 2023’

The Water & Sewerage Corporation’s main supplier yesterday revealed that it had “received assurances from the highest level” of the Bahamian government that the multi-million sum owed to it will be brought current by “early 2023”.

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Water Corp’s record $26.4m debt set to become ‘current’

The Government has pledged to bring the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s record $26.4m debt owed to its main BISX-listed supplier “current”, it was revealed last night.

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WSC warns customers in arrears must pay up

THE Water & Sewerage Corporation is owed about $50m with 45,625 customers behind on their payments. The corporation said the money it is owed increased from $38m in January 2020.

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WSC to resume cut offs within weeks

THE Water and Sewerage Corporation will begin mass disconnections on March 28.

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Gibson jumps to back general manager in probe

WATER and Sewerage Corporation general manager Elwood Donaldson was scheduled to go into early retirement in late September but was asked by the Davis administration to remain with the water provider for a smooth handover to new appointees of the corporation.

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WSC chairman says no widespread disconnection of water supply this week

SYLVANNUS Petty, chairman of the Water & Sewerage Corporation, said there will not be any widespread disconnection of water supply to customers who are behind on their bills this week, adding that “political mischief” prompted WSC’s recent announcement that it would occur.

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WSC: If police don’t have a complaint, we can’t investigate

ROYAL Bahamas Police Force Commissioner Paul Rolle was adamant that police have no authority to “dig into nobody’s business” unless there is a complaint in response to questions of whether an investigation would be launched into allegations at a government agency.

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Water union president critical of WSC promotions

THE president of the Water and Sewerage Management Union has agreed with the union representing line staff over recent promotions and is calling on the Water and Sewerage Corporation’s general manager to publicly address the matter.

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WSC union supports ‘rescinding’ promotions

THE union representing employees of the Water and Sewerage Corporation supports the “rescinding” of last-minute staff promotions which landed on the eve of the country’s general election.

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Central Eleuthera faces new water cut-off threat

Central Eleuthera residents face having their water supply cut-off at 2.30pm this afternoon with the provider blaming the situation on inaction by the Water & Sewerage Corporation.

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Water Corp ‘author of own demise’ on supply cut-off

The Water & Sewerage Corporation has been blasted as “the author of its own demise” over $644,000 in unpaid bills that resulted in water supply to central Eleuthera residents being cut-off for several days last October.

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Water corp seeks $15m for Abaco

THE Water and Sewerage Corporation is seeking some $15m in additional funding to complete post Hurricane Dorian repairs and critical upgrades to Abaco’s water system.

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Water workers upset at Christmas bonus delay

THE union representing Water and Sewerage Corporation line staff said it is disappointed in the water provider’s decision not to pay out Christmas bonuses this month, allegedly deviating from provisions set out in the workers’ industrial agreement.

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Water Corp debt to major supplier slashed to $15m

The Water & Sewerage Corporation managed to cut the debt owed to its main BISX-listed supplier by $3.3m in October after making zero progress during then first nine months of 2020.

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Legal action threatened in water corporation row

THE general manager of the Water and Sewerage Corporation said he has instructed attorneys to pursue court action over a scathing letter written by the “disputed” president of the utility provider’s management union.

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Water Corp warns on disconnection restart

The Water & Sewerage Corporation's executive chairman will today write to Cabinet ministers asking to restart delinquent customer disconnections as the utility grapples with "dire financial straits".

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Water union election integrity 'in question'

The Water & Sewerage Corporation's line staff union must hold a new election after the Supreme Court found "the overall fairness" and integrity of the first leadership ballot was "called into question".

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Water union hit with $25k costs

A Supreme Court judge has awarded the Water and Sewerage Corporation costs in a recently ended case with the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union.

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Water and Sewerage industrial action 'appears certain'

INDUSTRIAL action appears certain, according to the Water and Sewerage Management Union, citing unwillingness by the water provider to resolve outstanding issues in good faith.

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Union President demands answers over WSC strike vote rejection

WATER and Sewerage Management Union (WSMU) President Ednel Rolle on Friday questioned whether the rejection to last week’s strike vote was based in law.

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WSC board dismisses strike votes, questions process

EXECUTIVES at the Water and Sewerage Corporation claim that last week’s strike vote by the unions did not meet the requirements to be granted strike certificates.

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Water unions opt for strikes

BAHAMAS Utilities Service and Allied Workers Union members have voted in favour of industrial action against the Water and Sewerage Corporation.

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Water unions’ strike ballot

BAHAMAS Utilities Service and Allied Workers Union President Dwayne Woods is confident today’s strike poll will successfully show the majority of members are in support of industrial action against the Water and Sewerage Corporation.

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Strike action 'still possible' at Water and Sewerage

BAHAMAS Utilities Service and Allied Workers Union president Dwayne Woods said his union remains focused on “righting” the promotional practices of the Water and Sewerage Corporation as he insisted that a major strike action is “still possible” if all of the union’s grievances are not addressed.

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WSC Management Union 'clarifies statements' about low morale

THE WATER and Sewerage Management Union yesterday denied the characterization of low staff morale at the corporation and expressed support for the government’s mandate and its executive management.

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Water staff fear more heads to roll

THE termination of Glen Laville from the post of general manager of the Water and Sewerage Corporation could be the “tip of the iceberg,” insiders told The Tribune yesterday, adding there are fears others may be fired in the aftermath of Ernst and Young’s audit of the water provider.

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Auditor reveals emails saying: ‘We need to deal with FNM cronies’

AUDITOR EY’s report into the Water & Sewerage Corporation highlights how intertwined politics has been in the operations of the institution, revealing obscene rows with a political slant, calls for victimisation of Free National Movement “cronies” and apparent political patronage for Progressive Liberal Party supporters.

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