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 […]

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71-year-old pleads not guilty to charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with minor

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Norman Ferguson,71, pleaded not guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor in a Grand Bahama court on Wednesday. The pensioner is accused of having sexual relations with an eight-year-old relative. According to police, the mother of the minor contacted the Police Control Room to report the matter on […]

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Family of African cruise ship employee “heartbroken” there is no burial

Cousin expresses frustration with lengthy process to view body   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The family of South African cruise ship employee, Nobuhle Ntombenhle Bhengu, are struggling to come to grips with the fact that they will not be able to have a proper burial for their loved one. Bhengu, an employee of the Mediterranean Shipping […]

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BCB spends $80,000 to implement safety protocols after hacking

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Broadcasting Corporation of  The Bahamas has spent up to $80 thousand dollars to put in place new safety protocols following a hacking of its operating system earlier this year. BCB Chairman Mike Smith confirmed to Eyewitness News on Tuesday that operations are about 70 per cent back to normal but the […]

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Grand Lucayan managers reject VSEP offer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Managers of the now state-owned Grand Lucayan Resort have rejected the voluntary separation packages (VSEP) offer from Lucayan Renewal Holding, the special purpose vehicle created to represent the government in the sale of the property. The matter was heard before the Industrial Tribunal in Grand Bahama on Monday, and according to Trade […]

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Social Services head: Abduction investigation under review

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Director of Social Services Lillian Quant-Forbes suggested on Tuesday that due process may not have been followed in the alleged abduction, reported molestation and subsequent return of an eight-year-old girl. “Unfortunately the ball may have gotten dropped and in this situation. It seems that things may have gone awry where persons were […]

Father of kidnapped boy alleges he was brutalized

Files complaint with RBPF’s Complaints and Corruption Unit   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The father of 3-year-old Shavard Bain Jr. who was kidnapped on Sunday and returned the next day has made an official complaint to the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Complaints and Corruption Unit, alleging police brutality. Sharvard Bain Sr., said that while offering information […]

Abducted child dropped off at laundromat

Incident highlights law enforcement’s failure to use Marco Alert system   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are searching for two women who allegedly abducted three-year-old Shavard Bain on Saturday evening while he was riding his bicycle in the area of South Beach Estates. At 3:00 a.m. Sunday, police issued an all-points bulletin for Shavard Bain. By […]

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Morton Salt employees halt industrial action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Employees of the Morton Salt Company in Inagua have halted industrial action pending the outcome of three employees that were suspended last week. According to Jennifer Brown, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), meetings were expected to take place last evening to determine whether or not those employees […]

No classes at C.W. Sawyer following mould allegations

Irate parents lead protest on school’s campus   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After reports of mould and other issues surfaced at the C.W. Sawyer Primary School earlier this week, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Wednesday that the school will be closed today and on Friday. A statement released from MOE asked teachers to report […]

HOA Speaker orders investigation into leaked Auditor General’s report

An investigation has been ordered by House Speaker Halson Moultrie on a special Auditor General’s report on the stipends and honoraria of the Department of Education, which was recently leaked to the media before being tabled in parliament. “According to the log provided by the Auditor General, this report was received at the receptionist desk […]

Couple alleges incorrect blood transfusion led to death of baby

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Madeen Bullard delivered Joshua, a bouncing baby boy at the Princess Margaret Hospital in December 2015. Prior to his birth, she had to undergo a blood transfusion but was allegedly given the wrong blood type by staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Bullard strongly believes that the transfusion contributed to the death […]

Operations at LPIA “leveling off” after last week’s delays

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Aviation officials on Sunday reported that operations at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) are “levelling off” after numerous delays, inclement weather, the closure of international airports and the reported lack of runway space, which severely crippled operations last week at the country’s main gateway. As for the national flag carrier, Bahamasair, […]

CCC wants solar power plants in GB

Group launches petition to lower power bills   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A power company has made application to the government to create solar power plants that will reduce Grand Bahama’s electricity bills by 33-43 per cent, Pastor Eddie Victor, a member of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCC) claimed on Friday. “We shared with the […]

More delays at LPIA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite claims that air traffic controllers were operating under “work to rule,” Tourism Minister Dioniso D’Aguilar confirmed yesterday that continued delays at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) was the result of increased volume, the need for additional runway space and continued power outages. The issues also forced some flights to be […]

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