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BPL is not going to disconnect anyone, insists Bannister

BAHAMAS Power and Light suspended its disconnection exercise yesterday, amid long lines outside the company’s headquarters as people tried to pay bills in person.

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WATER CORP DISCONNECTS 5,400 IN '11

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A net 5,435 customers were disconnected by the Water & Sewerage Corporation for non-payment in 2011, data supplied to Tribune Business reveals, even though reconnections reached their highest level for five years.

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Water board starts turn-off offensive

THE WATER and Sewerage Corporation yesterday commenced a mass disconnection of delinquent accounts across the country, with thousands expected to be affected.

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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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BPL resumes disconnections after hurricane

BAHAMAS Power and Light has resumed disconnections of past due accounts, Corporate Communications Manager Arnette Ingraham confirmed yesterday.

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$100M ARREARS PUT BPL IN ‘DIRE STRAITS’: Company finances hit as customers continue to leave bills unsettled

BAHAMAS Power & Light CEO Whitney Heastie revealed yesterday more than $100m in unpaid bills is owed to the company which is in “dire straits financially.”

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BEC: 5,500 make payment deals

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net SINCE the government launched its third Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) reconnection programme in February 2012, 5,499 persons have made payment arrangements with the Corporat

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BEC: 5,500 make payment deals

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net SINCE the government launched its third Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) reconnection programme in February 2012, 5,499 persons have made payment arrangements with the Corporat

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BEC ‘makes up to $200,000’ as hundreds pay their bills

HUNDREDS of Bahamians flocked to BEC offices yesterday to pay outstanding arrears on their electricity accounts, according to Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.

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Davis: How can WSC disconnect when govt is the biggest debtor?

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has questioned how officials could consider disconnecting delinquent Water and Sewerage accounts when the government is the corporation’s largest debtor.

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Disconnection threat is contradicted by BEC chief

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday contradicted a statement sent by the company warning customers with overdue balances to pay their outstanding bills by tomorrow or be disconnected.

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BPL announces plan to resume disconnections

BAHAMAS Power and Light announced yesterday that it will immediately resume disconnection of electricity services of residential customers who have $500 or more in arrears for more than 90 days as of April 1. “Any customers with a balance more than

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BEC workers 'held hostage' at home they were disconnecting

TWO BEC women workers were held hostage and threatened with death by a group of men when they attempted to disconnect service at a Pinewood Gardens home.

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BPL to disconnect staff with overdue accounts 'immediately'

BAHAMAS Power and Light has advised its staff yesterday that the corporation will begin disconnecting employees with overdue accounts "immediately".

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UPDATED: BPL disconnections suspended for as long as emergency orders maintained

WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) said it would continue to suspend disconnections as long as the government maintains emergency orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MICHAEL MOSS: Simple 'rithmetic on BEC's $1.2m profit

Kindly allow me a few lines to help bring a degree of clarity to the imbroglio that has been thrust into the public domain as a result of claims and counter-claims made between the current BEC chairman and the former junior energy minister regarding the merits (or otherwise) of having electricity service disconnections/reconnections performed by contract personnel (as was introduced during my tenure as BEC chairman), compared to the engagement of permanent, pensionable employees to perform such tasks.

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Water Corp targets ‘half’ of $45m owed in mass disconnect

The Water & Sewerage Corporation yesterday warned it will launch a mass disconnection exercise next week in a bid to collect “nearly half” the $45m owed by deadbeat customers.

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BPL suspends disconnections to give relief after storm

BAHAMAS Power and Light has temporarily suspended disconnections on overdue accounts in an effort to provide relief to customers after the passage of Hurricane Matthew, according to Corporate Communications Manager Arnette Ingraham.

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Two arrests after attack on BEC staff

POLICE arrested two men Tuesday evening in connection with the assault of two women employees of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.

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Just 1,300 enrol for BPL late bill plan

Some 90 percent of Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) customers facing disconnection last night remained in danger of having their electricity cut-off as the utility seeks to recover a $46m debt.

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