Sixty per cent of network restored nationally
Executives of Cable Bahamas Ltd (CBL) and NewCo meet with national leaders to discuss restoration efforts at NEMA Headquarters on New Providence, The Bahamas. L-R: John Gomez, COO, CBL; Damian Blackburn, CEO, NewCo; Anthony Butler, CEO, CBL; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, The Rt Hon Perry Christie; Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour and National Insurance, and newly appointed Coordinator for the Hurricane Matthew Relief and Recovery; Allison Maynard Bahamas Attorney General; and, Captain Stephen Russell, director, NEMA.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS, October 16, 2016 — Cable Bahamas announced today that its restoration exercise remains at a steadfast pace, though a severe weather system hindered the company’s repair efforts Sunday. Despite extensive damage to a number of islands hit by category four Hurricane Matthew, 100 per cent of the company’s network is available on San Salvador, Exuma, Abaco, Bimini and Eleuthera, while over 70 per cent of its network is now available on New Providence. The company also announced eight percent restoration on Grand Bahama, primarily in the areas of East Sunrise Highway, Midshipman Road, Pink Pearl Drive, East Beach Drive, Dolphin and Drum Fish Street, Green Turtle Street, Lunar Boulevard and Knots Boulevard.