May 13, 2021
DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Works Desmond Bannister.
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The government is planning to reform construction-related laws so that licensed architects and engineers can approve building works performed by their counterparts, the deputy prime minister has revealed.
The deputy prime minister yesterday pledged to slash building permit turnaround times by up to 80 percent with the implementation of Building Control’s long-awaited digital approval system.
DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said the board of the Straw Market Authority has paid off nearly $500k in debt owed to the National Insurance Board, Bahamas Power and Light and the Water and Sewerage Corporation.
DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Works Desmond Bannister expressed confidence yesterday that Bahamas Power and Light will not implement load shedding this summer.
WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister said Bahamas Power and Light will have to hold accountable those responsible for the recent island-wide power outage that has sparked concerns about the company’s ability to provide reliable electricity this summer.
Demolitions ‘with decency’ - but Bannister says it’s not up to him to take care of displaced residents
WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister has stressed the demolition of homes in the Farm shanty town in Abaco will be done with decency but said it is not his responsibility to take care of residents displaced by the destruction of their houses.
HUMANS Rights Bahamas has again criticised the government for its response to calls from United Nation experts to halt demolition works of shanty towns on Abaco, saying recent comments made by Works Minister Desmond Bannister only “emphasises that the government’s actions are driven by discrimination and xenophobia.”