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 […]

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$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 […]

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Ferguson urges Water & Sewerage unions to work with WSC Board

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Trade Union Congress, Obie Ferguson, on Monday urged executives of the Water and Sewerage Mangers Union (WSMU), The Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) and the board at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) to work together to resolve their ongoing issues. Last week Friday, Justice Keith […]

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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 […]

Campbell: Marco’s Law almost ready for implementation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Final preparation is being made for the implementation of Marco’s (Mandatory Action Rescuing Children Operation) Law, according to Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell, who said he has been assured the legislation will be brought into force soon. Following a wave of child abduction cases in recent weeks, there […]

GB electrician says license was used without his knowledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Michael Neymour Sr., the man reportedly at the heart of a police investigation involving the alleged theft of electricity at Grand Bahama Power through the use of energy-saving devices, on Tuesday sought to defend his reputation after serving as an electrician in the Grand Bahama community for more than 40 years. In […]

Ferguson: BPSU will act as “watchdog” as govt. releases civil servants nearing retirement

FI Administrator is latest person asked to ‘hand over duties’   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU), Kimsley Ferguson said yesterday that the union will act as a “watchdog” as government seems to be engaged in a purging process of those civil servants who are nearing retirement age or those […]

Thompson: Govt. monitoring GB fast food chain power disconnection

Says parties involved were encouraged to engage in dialogue   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is closely monitoring and is very concerned about the allegations of electricity theft levied against certain fast food operators in Grand Bahama, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson on Tuesday. Speaking to Eyewitness News Online, Thompson said […]