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URCA issues Notice of Proposed Change in Control of Last Mile Communications Limited
Monday June 12th, 2017

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) hereby gives notice that on 22 May 2017, in accordance with Section 70(3) of the Communications Act, 2009, it received from Last Mile Communications Ltd (LMC) a Simplified Notification of a proposed transaction between LMC and VosCom Inc. (VosCom) for approval which will result in the acquisition by VosCom from LMC of all the outstanding shares of LMC (the “Transaction”).

URCA invites interested parties to submit written representations regarding the proposed change in control for consideration, to the Director of Electronic Communications either:

  • by hand, to the office of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) situated at the Frederick House, Frederick Street, Nassau, Bahamas; or
  • by mail, to URCA at P.O. Box N-4860 Nassau, Bahamas; or
  • by fax, to (242) 393-0153; or d. by email, to info@urcabahamas.bs
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URCA publishes Public Consultation on BPL Draft Consumer Protection Plan
Tuesday May 30th, 2017

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is the independent regulator and competition authority for the Electricity Sector (ES) in The Bahamas. URCA’s powers and functions are set out in the Electricity Act, 2015 (EA), which includes the power to issue regulatory and other measures to regulate the sector. Under the EA, URCA is responsible for approving a set of standards proposed by Public Electricity Suppliers for the protection of their electricity consumers, also known as consumer protection plans. This document sets out URCA’s assessment and proposed revisions of the Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Consumer Protection Plan (CPP).

URCA issues this “Consultation Document on The Bahamas Power and Light’s Consumer Protection Plan” to comply with Sections 40, 41, 42 and 43 of the EA, which require URCA to consult the public on the Consumer Protection Plan and other measures of public significance.

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