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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Arrested Dominican fishermen released

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday that seven Dominican fishermen who were apprehended earlier this week were released because there was no apparent crime to charge them with. According to reports issued by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, officers apprehended a group of Dominican fishermen for allegedly operating in Bahamian waters on […]

Hanna-Martin says govt. ignoring Englerston

Claims priority given to FNM constituencies for tax-free concessions   Englerston Member of Parliament Glenys Hanna-Martin blasted government yesterday for giving priority to Free National Movement constituencies for tax-free concessions as government proceeds with its Over the Hill Redevelopment plan. A heated debate over the issue ensued in Parliament yesterday as members debated amendments to […]

Labour Dept. investigating alleged breaches at Atlantis

An investigation of The Atlantis Resort for an alleged breach of the labor laws is on-going, confirmed Labor Director John Pinder on Monday. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Pinder disclosed that that the Department got several concerning reports indicating that a company contracted by the Paradise Island resort reportedly provides foreign labor to fill […]

BIA still seeking answers on NHI 2% tax

The  Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) continues to question the proposed two per cent tax on salaries to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme expected to go into effect next year. Deputy Chairperson, Tina Cambridge said the potential of the program remains at a “wait and see stage” as there has been limited consultation with private insurers. […]

Pinder shuts down visa fraud scam claims

Director of Labour John Pinder on Thursday shut down speculation that the department might be involved in the reported visa fraud scam and the issuance of work permits by senior immigration officials investigated by the United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In an interview with Eyewitness News, Pinder explained that the Labour Department […]