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BPL suspends two managers
Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) suspended two managers yesterday, President of the Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union (BEUMU) Anthony Christie said. The managers were told they were suspended based on a forensic report recently conducted by E...
 
 
Bannister: BPL board on mission to recoup missing funds
Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) board is working to ensure the $2 million reportedly missing from the company is repaid, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday. Last week, BPL fired three line staff employees after it received an audit...
 
 
MOE clerk cooked books to help friend, court hears
Former Ministry of Education chief accounts clerk Paulette Wilson admitted to altering overtime records in order for her high school friend, Andrew Bridgewater, to get a pay increase, a court heard yesterday. Wilson, 59, of Coral Harbour, is accused...
 
 
Officers in viral video demoted
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade demoted two police officers yesterday after a profanity-laced video, which appears to show one of the officers drinking on the job, went viral. In a press statement issued yesterday, police said after the ma...
 
 
Miller: Hill firing long overdue
Pamela Hill should have been fired a long time ago as CEO of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), opined former Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller, who yesterday congratulated the BPL board for firing Hill. During an in...
 
 
Many of Dames’ crime plans rehashed
Though he previously questioned several of the crime fighting measures outlined by the former administration, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced many of those same strategies on Saturday, as he responded to concerns about the countr...
 
 
Gomez mulling PLP chairmanship run
Former Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez said yesterday that he is “considering his options” regarding running for a position during the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) October convention. Gomez, the former MP for Central and ...
 
 
‘Peeping Tom’ jailed
A voyeur has been jailed for attempted housebreaking. Edroy Smith, 36, of Turtle Drive, pleaded guilty to the charge at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney yesterday. According to the prosecutor, Inspector Philip Davis, a witness saw ...
 
 
Another year for free UB pledge
While the government has indicated the country’s fiscal constraints have prevented it from rolling out many of its key campaign promises, Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd suggested that, within a year, there will be movement on the government’...
 
 
Viral video police officers disciplined
Following a month-long investigation, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade today disciplined two officers featured in a profanity-laced video that went viral. “In the case of the police corporal, he was demoted to the rank of constable with e...
 
 
Lights out for Hill
Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Board of Directors yesterday fired the power company’s CEO Pamela Hill. In an interview with The Nassau Guardian yesterday, BPL Board Chairman Darnell Osborne was asked to detail the reason for Hill’s terminat...
 
 
Davis says he’s surprised by Hill’s firing
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday he was “surprised” Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) CEO Pamela Hill was fired. “I am rather surprised about the separation of Mrs. Hill from BPL,” he said. “I don’t have all the facts or ...
 
 
Two in custody after apparent abduction
Police are investigating an apparent abduction of a woman that took place shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, on Taylor Street, off East Street. Police said after receiving reports of the matter, officers intercepted two men in a Honda Accord on East an...
 
 
U.S. issues advisory on ATM fraud
The U.S. Embassy in Nassau yesterday warned U.S. citizens residing in and traveling to The Bahamas to be vigilant of their ATM usage, following a report from the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) of a major credit card scam. On Friday, police report...
 
 
Davis won’t back anyone in PLP races
A day after former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe announced his bid to run for chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis said he does not “discourage ambition”. The Nassau Guardian asked Davis if he will...
 
 
Hanna-Martin will seek a leadership position in PLP
Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin said yesterday she intends to run for a leadership position in the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) when the party meets in October for convention. Hanna-Martin did not state which position she will seek. “I am so...
 
 
Man charged with murder, attempted murder
A man accused of shooting two people earlier this month appeared before court yesterday on charges of murder and attempted murder. Edison McQueen, 30, of Faith Gardens, was not required to enter pleas to the charges at his initial court appearance b...
 
 
Man jailed for gun possession
A 24-year-old painter was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to having an illegal gun. Alton Adderley was arrested on August 13 when police executed a search warrant on a home at Sandilands Village Road, the court hea...
 
 
Man acquitted of banker’s murder jailed for gun, drug possession
A man acquitted in 2012 of the murder of investment banker Hywel Jones was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison for having a loaded AK-47 assault rifle and a small amount of marijuana. Police on patrol in the Kemp Road area arrested Franklyn ...
 
 
BUT concerned about challenges ahead of new school year
Dozens of teachers across the country who will attend orientation tomorrow in preparation for the opening of the school year have yet to receive letters from the Department of Education advising them on the schools they will be posted at next week, a...
 
 
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