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Wind farm targets 2013 'commission'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A renewable energy provider is looking to "commission" its Eleuthera wind farm by early 2013, having invested $250,000 in completing the first project phase involving the construction of a Meteorological tower. Th

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Split sparked by row over power generation

Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) Board split was sparked by disputes over generation technology for the new, low-cost power plant and executive appointments, Tribune Business can reveal.

Trust's National Park leases being finalised

THE Bahamas National Trust (BNT) yesterday said leases that will give it oversight of some 20 National Parks are now being finalised, with 43 more still under government review. Eric Carey, the Trust’s executive director, told Tribune Business: “We

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A new era for medical firm

BAHAMAS Medical and Surgical Supplies has opened a new corporate complex.

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Deal imminent to get BPL 'out of dark ages'

A Cabinet Minister yesterday confirmed that a deal for Nassau’s new power plant could be signed as early as next week to bring the energy sector “out of the dark ages”.Desmond Bannister, minister of works, told Tribune Business that the signing of a

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Miller: Unions preventing quality utility supplies

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday said union demands have “priced the government out of the business” of supplying quality utility services throughout The Bahamas.

Grand Celebration confident in GB 'rebound' by late 2018

THE Grand Celebration cruise vessel’s owner is banking on a Grand Bahama tourism “rebound” by the 2018 fourth quarter, the vessel having suffered no lasting damage from breaking free of its moorings.David Johnson, a former Bahamas tourism director-ge

Residents left without water with island plant in disrepair

DISRUPTIONS to their water supply has left many residents of Eleuthera angry and miserable as they struggle to obtain water to carry out such basic tasks as bathing and flushing toilets.

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Local technicians lauded for keeping life-saving machines running and up-to-date

Three service technicians, all with impeccable records of servicing the machines that save our lives, are being lauded by their company, which is considered a leader in health and innovation in the Bahamas.

BPL Board battle ‘like Nightmare on Elm St’

A rival Board member is accusing Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) ex-chairman of “making mischief where none exists” over aborted efforts to give Bahamians early relief from high energy costs.

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Delays caused by power cut at Lynden Pindling airport

DEPARTING passengers at Lynden Pindling International Airport experienced significant delays yesterday morning after a major power failure at the US departures terminal held up ten flights - in one instance, for more than two hours.

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Modular homes solution 'game changer' for nation

BAHAMAS Contractors Association (BCA) President Leonard Sands says a local company’s proposed modular homes initiative is a potential game-changer for the country. He believes the business is a possible solution to the high cost of houses. His statem

New Brewery posts to ‘hold job lossed at 43’

A CABINET minister yesterday voiced optimism that Commonwealth Brewery’s creation of 30 new posts would minimise recently-unveiled job losses to a “net” 43.

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Protection plan targets 43 sites

THE Bahamas Protected Group yesterday presented a three-year plan to expand marine protected areas to preserve future employment, protect the environment and help secure the country’s food sources. 


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Local contractors owed $74.3m over Baha Mar

The Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA) president yesterday said the 120 local companies collectively owed $74.3 million for work performed on Baha Mar needed to be fully paid before they would return to the construction site.

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'WORST AIR DISASTER IN HISTORY' IS REMEMBERED

YESTERDAY marked the second anniversary of the plane crash that many have described as the worst air disaster in Bahamian history.

Family of six die in plane crash

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — A Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children were killed Thursday when their small plane crashed into a swampy area of central Florida, authorities said.

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Hyperloop One shows off super-speed propulsion technology

A LOW-profile block of aluminum zipping across a short stretch of what looked like railroad tracks before crashing into a tuft of sand seconds later in the desert north of Las Vegas last week marked the first public glimpse of the Hyperloop One propulsion system that its creators hope will rocket people and cargo through tubes at the speed of sound in five years.

The BEC shackles

There is no doubt if there is a single economic shackle around all of our necks it has been BEC-BP&L high electricity bills.