Legal action looming over General Post Office move

Attorney Damian Gomez, QC, represents businessman Scott Godet in suit NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Businessman Scott Godet, who entered into an public-private parntership with the Christie administration for the the relocation of the General Post Office to his Independence Highway Plaza, is taking legal action against the government alleging breach of contract, Eyewitness News Online can confirm. Attorney Damien […]

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Symonette insists procedure followed over Town Centre Mall deal

Former Cabinet minister does not recall specific date of discussion with PM on deal NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Cabinet Minister Brent Symonette insisted yesterday that the discussion between he and Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis regarding the relocation of the General Post Office from East Hill Street to the Town Centre Mall were only preliminary […]

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Campbell: grassroots Bahamians overlooked on national honours list

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following the release of the 21 Bahamians expected to receive national honors, Reverend Canon Sebastian Campbell, who chairs the National Heroes Committee, said politicians are “robbing spots from grassroot people” on the list. “The program is supposed to be forpersons of lower degree,” he told Eyewitness News Online. “It seems as though […]

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Major: Pilot error at center of numerous aviation incidents

Investigators probing helicopter crash involving American billionaire NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With an increase in air accidents, of which some have been fatal, over the past 10 years, Air Accident and Investigation Department (AAID) Chief Investigator Delvin Major has suggested that many of the incidents were the result of pilot error and could have possibility been […]

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Symonnette: I have no interest in a national lottery

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – St. Anne’s Member of Parliament Brent Symonette declared yesterday that he has no interest in entering the gaming industry. This assertion came following widespread speculation that the former financial services, trade and industry and immigration minister resigned from his Cabinet post on Sunday past to possibly head a national lottery. Appearing yesterday […]

Immigration minister: Up to1,000 persons granted citizenship

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Up to 1,000 persons have been granted Bahamian citizenship or permanent residency, since the government established the Independent Immigration Commission back in 2018. The figures were revealed in parliament last week by Immigration Minister Brent Symonette during his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate. “These are persons who applied between the ages […]

Turnquest: No increase in VAT is expected in 2019/2020 budget

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – No increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) is expected as government presents its 2019/2020 budget in Parliament today, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest confirmed yesterday. The Minnis administration increased VAT from 7.5 percent to 12 percent last year, reasoning that the increase was necessary to lowering the country’s climbing debt. “The government […]

Mother alleges teen daughter had sexual relations with a police officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are said to be actively investigating claims that an officer of the law allegedly had sexual relations with a teen minor. The mother, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of her 15-year-old child,told Eyewitness News Online that her daughter ran away from home  on Tuesday because she disapproved […]

$4.3-million VSEP agreement signed for Grand Lucayan managers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A $4.3-million-dollar agreement between the government and The Bahamas Hotel Mangers Union was made yesterday for voluntary separation packages to be paid to managers of the Grand Lucayan Resort. The agreement comes after months of legal wrangling between the two parties over an agreeable amount. During a press conference held yesterday at […]

Ferguson: Legislation must be put in place to protect workers if Bahamas accedes to WTO

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Amid fears over the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by year’s end, President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley Ferguson, on Wednesday called on the government to ensure that legislation is put in place to protect the livelihood of Bahamians as workers are often slighted and overlooked. His […]

Deal: Excessive power cuts may lead businesses to take drastic measures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Chairperson of the Environment and Energy Committee for The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Deal, said yesterday that businesses may be forced to take drastic measures, including job cuts, if power outages continue. “It’s a difficult time for us as a country,” Deal told Eyewitness News Online. “For business, this is rough. […]

RBDF Officer shot to death at Government House

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Philip Perpall,52, a veteran Officer of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) was shot and killed early Sunday morning while on duty at Government House. Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling was not at Government House when Sunday’s shooting occurred, police told the media yesterday. According to police, Perpall, an RBDF […]

Dames: Audit not an indictment on RBPF reserves

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that the damning audit into the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Reserves Branch is not an indictment on the reserves that serve, but a road map to correct the discrepancies and long-standing challenges within the system made by successive governments. “There are committed officers, who […]