Save the Bays chairman pleads with the gov’t. to say no to Disney

Local Environmentalist and Save the Bays Chairman, Joseph Darville on Monday pleaded with the government not to allow Disney Cruise lines to purchase and develop Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Darville said regardless of Disney’s claims that there will be “little environmental damage” because of the dredging, coral reefs […]

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Munroe criticizes government for its delay to appointment a Chief Justice

Almost two months after the untimely demise of former Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs, a noted attorney on Friday expressed hope that the government does not drag its feet to fill the vacant position. “The law frowns on delay, delay defeats justice, so in my view it isn’t a matter of the electorate taking a reasonable […]

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PM to announce Disney decision next week

The government will announce next week which of the two organizations vying for the Light House property will be granted permission to purchase and develop the land, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. Dr. Minnis made the announcement during a Town Hall meeting in Green Castle, Eleuthera Wednesday night. He also said The decision […]

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Environmentalist questions validity of recent Lighthouse Point poll

Environmentalist Sam Dumcombe on Tuesday questioned the validity of a recent Public Domain survey which indicated that 71 per cent of Bahamians were in support of Disney’s proposed development at Lighthouse point in Eleuthera. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Duncombe said she felt the results were “manipulated” because the poll was reportedly paid for […]

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Physicians strike may be imminent

TUC President urges govt. to meet soon to avoid disruption of healthcare services A strike involving physicians at state-run health care facilities may be imminent, Eyewitness News understands. This latest move comes after 96 per cent of doctors who participated in last Friday’s strike poll voted in favour of withdrawing their services. President of the […]

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Doctors could strike as early as next week

96% vote in favour of withdrawing services at state-run facilities Healthcare at state-run facilities might be in jeopardy as physicians employed with the Public Hospital’s Authority voted overwhelmingly on Friday to withdraw their services. President of the Consultant Physician Staff Association (CPSA) Dr Locksley Munroe, told Eyewitness News the vote was necessary after months of […]

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RBDF Marine remanded following traffic fatalities

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marine will spend the next five days at the Department of Corrections awaiting her sentence for killing a brother and sister following a traffic accident last month. Christin Reckley, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of killing in the course of dangerous driving and driving without insurance. Police say shortly […]

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Archer: “I’m qualified to serve as Registrar”

The appointment of outspoken political activist Omar Archer as Contractor’s Registrar at the Ministry of Works has set tongues wagging in recent days.  And, as questions continue to mount over his appointment, Archer told Eyewitness News on Wednesday that he is not only qualified but has been a part of the construction industry for more […]

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Dr. Sands: Bahamians must pay hospital bills

Until Bahamians start paying their hospital bills at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), the public healthcare system in the country will never change, according to Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands. Dr. Sands’ comments came after the inefficiencies of the Dialysis Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital was highlighted in a leaked memo reportedly issued in […]

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