Clint Watson to take inside look at Haiti

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of recent political unrest, Eyewitness News Director and host of Beyond the Headlines, veteran journalist Clint Watson will depart the capital today for Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Watson will spend the next three days immersed in that country’s way of life, while delivering in-depth and hard-hitting reports for Eyewitness News and […]

Opposition calls on govt. to be transparent in port deal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of government’s announcement that Global Ports Holding (GPH) was selected as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Nassau’s cruise port, the Opposition wasted no time on Sunday to respond, calling on the government to be transparent. Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Senator Fred Mitchell, said in the interest […]

Deportations to Haiti resume, 112 Haitian nationals to be deported today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As political unrest begins to quell in Haiti, 112 Haitian nationals are scheduled to depart New Providence today onboard a Bahamasair flight at 7:00 a.m. en route to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. “This will be the first scheduled repatriation flight into Haiti in weeks after the country experienced recent unrest,” outlined a statement released […]

Strike action imminent for Morton Salt Union

Union remains resolute   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The three employees who were suspended last week by the Morton Bahamas Salt Company in Inagua have returned to work, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU) Jennifer Brown confirmed Wednesday. In a letter, company officials indicated that the employees were suspended because they […]

Commonwealth Brewery Limited makes 73 jobs redundant

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Another group of persons will join the unemployment line as Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) announced on Monday that the jobs of 73 employees were made redundant. A statement released yesterday from the company outlined that CBL recently implemented a new structure for the company’s retail division, 700 Wines and Spirits, and the […]

Immigration apprehends 23 foreign nationals over the weekend

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In its continued effort to crack down on persons who are residing in The Bahamas illegally, the Department of Immigration apprehended a total of 23 foreign nationals over the weekend in New Providence and on the island of Eleuthera. The Department of Immigration said a total of 11 Haitian nationals and one […]

Govt. halts deportations to Haiti; RBDF apprehends 64 in Exuma chain

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Due to political unrest and violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Government said it has temporarily ceased all deportations to that impoverished country. A statement released Saturday from the Office of the Prime Minister outlined that the decision follows the temporary closure of The Bahamas Embassy in Port-au-Prince and the recall of all […]

Govt. points out deficiencies in EU’s “High Risk Third Countries” list

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government moved to respond on Sunday to last week’s scathing review by the European Union College of Commissioners, which listed The Bahamas among high-risk countries for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) deficiencies. The international body believes that The Bahamas has some work to do in regards to cracking down […]

PLP chairman hits back at AG for criticizing boycott of HOA and Senate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While Attorney General Carl Bethel lambasted the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on the floor of the Senate last Friday for boycotting Senate and House of Assembly proceedings, the PLP on Sunday said the Free National Movement (FNM) was seeking to confuse the issue of why the boycott is actually taking place. At […]

D’Aguilar pleased with new gaming tax

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having reached an agreement with gaming operators on Wednesday, Dionisio D’Aguilar, the minister with responsibility for gaming, said he is satisfied with the taxes that the government is presently getting under the new agreement, as to take the matter to court would have taken years. “We are doubling the take that we […]

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Sears gives govt. advice to address EU’s listing of The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After the Bahamas was listed earlier this week by the European Union College of Commissioners as a high-risk country for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) deficiencies, a former attorney general on Thursday cautioned the government against rushing off to the EU’s headquarters in Brussels to make any ‘ill-considered appeasements and […]