Bahamas govt responds to unrest in Venezuela

Opposition says govt is being “hypocritical” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As violence and unrest continued to unfold in Venezuela on Wednesday, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Bahamas said it was monitoring the ‘deteriorating situation’ with concern, and called upon Venezuelan authorities to safeguard the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Venezuelan people. “The […]

Daughters of slain RBDF Officer says father’s death is a ‘drastic’ loss

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The daughters of slain Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Officer, Philip Perpall, on Monday choked back tears as they struggled to come to grips with the untimely demise of their father, who was shot early Sunday morning while on duty at Government House. “This is a drastic loss,” said Perpall’s daughter, Michaela […]

PLP: Death of RBDF Officer exposes security weaknesses at public institutions

Party offers condolences to family NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition Progressive Liberal Party  (PLP) on Sunday called on the prime minister to publicly state that the fatal shooting of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force Petty Officer was not an attack on the state. The party’s head also noted that the incident has exposed weaknesses in […]

Charges levied against Harold Williams’ attacker elevated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The US attorneys representing Harold Williams, a Bahamian who was stabbed in the face on March 16, 2019 while visiting a restaurant in Pembroke Pines, Florida, revealed on Saturday that the charges levied against Williams’ attacker have been elevated from second degree aggravated battery with a deadly weapon to first degree aggravated […]

RBDF Rangers Instructors intervene to prevent suicide attempt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Instructors of the Rangers program were able to prevent a middle-aged man from committing suicide on Saturday morning. The three Marines; Marine Seaman Cyril Davis, Woman Marine Alexis Strachan and Able Seaman Michael Gibson were part of a security support team that was monitoring approximately 50 […]

Former BMC chief refutes claim that govt. homes were overpriced

Storr says many homes were “undervalued” and Ferreira must tackle pertinent issues within his ministry NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Alex Storr, the former chairman of The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation under the Christie administration, wasted no time on Wednesday to respond to claims made by Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira, as it relates to the true cost of […]

Obie Ferguson: “It’s a sad situation at Morton Salt”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As negotiations between the Inagua-based Morton Salt Company and the union representing workers remain at an impasse, president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Obie Ferguson, on Wednesday referred to the ongoing situation as one that was very ‘sad’. “It’s a sad situation. Very, very, very sad,” Ferguson told Eyewitness News. “Morton […]

RBDF apprehends 40 Haitian migrants in southern Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 40 migrants were detained after they were apprehended in the southern Bahamas on Tuesday morning by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). The RBDF said acting on information received, HMBS Durward Knowles, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Bertram Bowleg, apprehended a 35-ft Haitian sloop off the […]

PLP: NSA audit report investigation would be ‘tainted by political bias’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealing earlier this week that the commissioner of police is expected to investigate the findings of a recent audit report into the National Sports Authority (NSA), the opposition Progressive Liberal Party expressed on Tuesday that such an investigation would not be free from […]

Child Protection Council Chairman commends public, police on abduction arrests

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Chairman of the National Child Protection Council, Bishop Arnold Josey told Eyewitness News on Sunday that he was happy to hear that the police had made some headway in solving four of the six alleged abduction cases with the recent arrest of two women over the weekend. “Here is an example of […]

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45 foreign nationals apprehended in joint operation

Rights Bahamas calls on Immigration to cease roadblocks and arbitrary detention NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 45 foreign nationals were arrested on Friday, April 5, 2019 during ‘Operation Western Sweep’ – a joint operation of the Department of Immigration, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. A statement released from the […]

Wells: BMA to conduct safety investigation of Grand Bahama shipyard incident

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of an accident at the dry dock of the Grand Bahama shipyard which injured eight persons, Minister of Transport and Local Government, Renward Wells said a safety investigation of the incident will be launched by The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA). Chaos erupted at the Grand Bahama shipyard on Monday, […]