Bahamas: Bannister to query BPL’s nearly 9,000 disconnections claim

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Works Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday that he has asked Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to provide him with the figures on how many disconnections the company has carried out since July.

He told Eyewitness News yesterday, “there’s no way” the company could have disconnected nearly 9,000 consumers as reported last week.

Back in July, the company announced that it would immediately resume disconnection of electricity services of residential customers who had $500 or more in arrears for more than 90 days as of April 1.

A Tribune report last week indicated that since announcing it would resume customer disconnections back in July, the company has turned off 8,741 residential accounts in New Providence and the Family Islands.


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