Arawak Cay vendors reject closed season on conch

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is examining the idea of implementing a closed season in order to ensure that the conch mollusk is not depleted, vice president of the Arawak Cay conch, fish and food vendors association, Lillian Smith, said she is against the idea. “We are ready to fight […]

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Cab drivers will strike if necessary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Taxicab Drivers Union, Wesley Ferguson, on Tuesday rallied scores of cab drivers to hopefully strategize a plan to address the many challenges of drivers, mainly being overlooked by major hotels who are reportedly opting to secure their personal transportation or those of major tour bus operators rather than […]

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Private airport operators in need of another runway

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the Ministry of Tourism has dubbed 2018 as “the best year for tourist arrivals,” private airport operators in New Providence are hoping to see some improvement in airport infrastructure, mainly with the construction of a new runway. The airport operators at Odyssey and Jet Aviation told Eyewitness News Online that they […]

Bowe: Despite IMF report, Bahamas still walks a “fine line”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite a recent review by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which commended the government for several key policy initiatives, Gowon Bowe, the Chief Financial Officer at Fidelity Bank said the country still walks a fine line towards a promising economic state. “While it was a relatively upbeat synopsis of the visit, it […]

National Security to review implementation of parole

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A two-day symposium held by the Ministry of National Security is expected to review parole implementation and discuss recommendations that would assist prolific offenders with reentering society. “It is imperative that governments and communities come up with effective intervention that can help ex-offenders successfully reenter the community and avoid a variety of […]