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Highlights from The House - Sept. 20

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BREAKING: BPL PowerSecure Contract Terminated

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister tabled his much awaited Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Business plan which outlined strategies to make the national energy provider more efficient and cost-effective. He announced that BPL and the Bahamian government have amicably severed their contract with PowerSecure, the Southern Company subsidiary charged with restructuring the utility provider. The Minister also stated that BPL/BEC breached public procurement protocol in several contracts over the last administration and a number of conflicts of interest are also suspected. A report on these will be tabled when the Royal Bahamas Police Force completes its investigation. 

The Minister's contribution also outlined plans to reduce staff by 30%. The redundancy program will commence next month.  

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Highlights from The House - Sept. 13

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The House of Assembly reconvened today for the fall and we are eager to see how the government backs up its call for greater accountability and transparency with legislative and policy changes.
In today's brief session, the Honourable Prime Minister Hubert Minnis addressed the devastation of Hurricane Irma and plans for recovery. Here are the main highlights:
 
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