Former board member fires back at Bahamas minister in local utility controversy

The BPL (Bahamas Power and Light) building. (Photo by Torrell Glinton)

By Travis Cartwright-Carroll

NASSAU, Bahamas — Former head of Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) procurement committee, Nick Dean, has fired back at claims made by minister of public works Desmond Bannister that BPL stands to lose $10 million because he and former BPL executive chairperson Darnell Osborne are to blame for failing to purchase critical equipment for the company.

In a lengthy statement, Dean said he was “horrified to learn that not only did Minister Bannister continue his public onslaught, but he intensified and expanded it by dragging me into the situation”.

“I am troubled by Minister Bannister’s lack of civility in this discourse,” Dean said. “In recent days I have remained…

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