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New BPL Board Gets Mandate

Out with the old, and in with the new as   Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) new executive board was  introduced  yesterday. 

In an official presentation of the board members, Minister of Public Works, Desmond Bannister, told the members that there was a critical need for teamwork. 

“All of that raises wonderful opportunity for leadership to emerge, he said.

“I believe that leadership emerges in circumstances where good people are pulled together to deal with circumstances that may be adverse in some situations, not all.

“There’s not all adversity in BPL; there are lots of good things happening here, lots of great things that have happened here.

“But there is some adversity and there are some and that’s one of the reasons you’re here, with your record experience and your abilities,” said Mr. Bannister.

The minister reminded the board that they were responsible for a few things, one of them, maintaining a relationship with the union. 

  “As minister I have tried to have an open door with the unions here,” Bannister said.

“You have two unions, and you have two mature union leaders, compared to many of my past experiences. 

“You have union leaders who are going to be prepared to work with you, it’s important to be able to sit down and talk with them.

“They represent a group of workers at this company who are valued and it’s important for us to understand what they’re saying and to develop the relationships that are going to lead to the workers feeling valued,” he said.

The new board is comprised of chairman Donovan Moxey, Deputy Chairman Stephen Holowesko, James Moss, Debra Wood, Viana Gardiner, Robyn Oglevee and Ferron Bethel, who was the only former member to be reappointed to the board. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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