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The former Chairman of Bahamas Power and Light, (BPL) Darnell Osborne says the resignation of  Christina Alston as Chief Operating Officer of the  company  “ is an opportunity lost by the country to attract and retain one of the country’s best minds and talent.”

According to sources  Mrs Alston left BPL last Friday out of frustration. 

In a press statement Mrs Osborne said, “the news of Christina’s departure really caught me by surprise like so many other people. During my time as Chairman of BPL, we sought Mrs. Alston for multiple reasons: 1. to fulfil the Prime Minister’s mandate to bring talented Bahamians back home, 2. Focus on family island development, 3. To simply reduce electricity cost by streamlining our procurement department.

“Like every organization we had our challenges and growing pains, but I can say without hesitation that she added value to the executive team. Mrs. Alston whose ability to communicate so effectively to the general public, was lauded for giving one of the best presentations at both the Platts and Grand Bahama Outlook with respect to content and showed the Bahamas and BPL as moving forward with a comprehensive renewable energy plan.

“Mrs. Alston had a hands-on approach and was known to work in the field with her teams at a moment’s notice to observe, advise and revise procedures if warranted,” said Mrs.Osborne.

He said, “Mrs Alston is a fine example of our country’s educational system who graduated from Hawksbill High School in Grand Bahama.  She proceeded after graduation to excel academically and professionally in the United States.

“Having met Ms Alston during my teen years, I followed her educational path at Florida State University and subsequent career in the utilities business first at Florida Power & Light and then at Georgia Transmission(GT)  through her family member.  Mrs Alston is an award winning engineer having spent over 30 years in her specialty in a field dominated by men.  One of her biggest aspirations was fulfilled to return home to be of service to her country.  That opportunity came in October 2017 when she was hired at BPL as Chief Operating Officer. She resigned from GT, sold her house and relocated her husband (a Microsoft computer engineer) and two  of her four  children back to the Bahamas, the home of her birth and took up her post at BPL.

“Sadly, the opportunity that she had looked forward to for many years, came to an abrupt end last week,” Mrs Osborne said. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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