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Former ZNS reporter hired in senior BPL post

Former ZNS News reporter Arnette Ingraham has been hired by Bahamas Power and Light to replace former newsman Quincy Parker as Corporate Communications Chief.

The high-paying hire marks Ingraham’s return to the post, which she previously held before leaving in 2017.

Interestingly, Parker was hired by BPL during the short-lived Minnis Administration’s reign of terror after Ingraham quit to move on to greener pastures.

She is leaving her post as Corporate and Consumer Relations Manager at the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) to head BPL’s Communications Department.

The utilities provider had been struggling to find a suitable candidate to fill the post after the new board of directors sent Parker, a staunch FNM supporter, packing earlier this year.

Other journalists had lobbied to replace Parker but couldn’t even get an interview as it was felt they could not handle the pressure.

It prompted BPL executives to court Ingraham who was far more likable and effective in the role than Parker.

Ingraham, who started her career in broadcast journalism, previously worked in Atlantis Resort’s Public Relations Department.

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