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Citing a conflict of interest, Works Minister Alfred Sears revealing, today, he won’t have anything to do with the report on a long-awaited probe into the dismissal of The Bahamas Power and Light Board back in 2018.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Citing a conflict of interest, Works Minister Alfred Sears revealing, today, he won’t have anything to do with the report on a long-awaited probe into the dismissal of The Bahamas Power and Light Board back in 2018.

His comments come one day after it was revealed that the report was submitted to the Minnis Administration almost a year ago.

Jillian Gray has the latest. 

 



We caught up with the Works Minister as he toured East Grand Bahama but he had little to say on the contents of the document as he says he has not seen it.

Questions about the much-anticipated probe into the shocking dismissal of Bahamas of Power Light’s entire board re-emerged on Wednesday after Press Secretary Clint Watson hinted that the findings were “very interesting” and had been submitted to the Minnis administration in November 2020.

Well, it turns out that report won’t be reviewed by the new Works Minister.

The report was completed by U.S.-Based firm FTI Consulting.

In 2018, then Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis promised a probe into the drama that unfolded between BPL board members and Minister of Works Desmond Bannister.

Bannister said at the time that board members were at odds on almost every critical issue – a claim shot down by Former Executive Chair Nicole Osborne and two other members.

They later filed legal action. Osborne was represented by Sears. It’s for that reason the new minister says he won’t be getting involved.

Earlier this year, Minnis suggested he was unable to provide an update on the probe.

It is unclear why it wasn’t released following its completion almost one year ago.

As it relates to board appointments minister sears says the government is currently finalizing those appointments. The process will be complete in a few weeks.

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