Cases of TB confirmed at two govt. schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed cases of tuberculosis at the AF Adderley and the Government High School in parliament on Wednesday; but with no official statement issued, President of The Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson said the announcement has sparked unnecessary outrage. “If you were to communicate with the […]

Opposition slams govt.’s mid-year budget statement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis on Wednesday claimed that it appeared as if the government was borrowing money without any resolutions being moved in parliament. “I am concerned that we see no resolutions in respect to borrowings because the government’s own documents and statements suggest that there have been borrowings in the […]

Komolafe: Many afraid to support DNA because they fear change

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Arinthia Komolafe, the newly-elected leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), said many are afraid to support the young party because they fear change in what has remained a ‘biased’ political system. “They are fighting to keep us out because their contract will not be automatic, but under a DNA government, every […]

Symonette responds to circulated video of apprehension

Immigration dispels rumours of alleged kidnapping   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  On the heels of two reports that shed a negative light on the Department of Immigration, Brent Symonette, the minister responsible for immigration, on Monday suggested that the public, instead of criticizing the efforts of officers, should offer their assistance when witnessing matters that may […]

MOE signs $3.2 million contract to make schools wireless

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A  $3.2 million dollar contract with Walkers Industry Ltd. will allow 172 public schools to experience new technology over the next three months, according to Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd. “This is indeed an historic undertaking as these two entities are prepared to demonstrate the success of this initiative prior to implementing […]

Alleged exotic dancers charged in court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Eight foreign nationals who were arrested earlier this week in various nightclubs for allegedly engaging in exotic dancing were charged in a magistrate’s court on Wednesday. Appearing before Acting Assistant Chief Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans, Sidni Torres, Nataly Gutierrez, Valentina Blanco, Myra Varon and Yuly Palacio, all Colombian nationals; Maria Rodriguez, a Venezuelan […]

Bahamas ‘Masqueraders’ to put on a show at Junkanoo Carnival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is just months away, Anthony Knowles, a designer for The Bahamas Masqueraders carnival group projects that they will gain a 33 per cent growth in participants this year. In an interview Tuesday with Eyewitness News Online, Knowles said Bahamas Masqueraders is preparing to have more than 1,600 persons. […]