RESIDENTS on New Providence complained of rolling blackouts over the holiday weekend despite earlier assurances from officials that load shedding issues at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation were resolved.
Residents of Staniel Cay were also plagued with intermittent blackouts with some claiming to be without power for around 12 hours at a time. Reports from that settlement said a failed generator was to blame for last weekend's power outages.
"I'm really tired of BEC not being able to get their act together," said a resident of Winton Estates, whose power was shut off between noon and 2 pm on Sunday. "Every summer they have the same equipment problem - why can't they make sure all the checks and balances are in place before summer?"
Although used to power cuts, the resident said soaring temperatures made the temporary blackout unbearable.