Mount Moriah constituents fed-up with indiscriminate dumping

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Residents in three neighboring communities in the Mount Moriah constituency have sounded the alarm on government’s refusal to clean up a dumping site, which sits adjacent to their communities, which they claim poses a number of health and safety hazards to the area. This a story that Eyewitness News Online published in […]

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One man dead and four seriously injured in late night shooting

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a late night shooting on Plantol Street which claimed the life of one male and left four others fighting for their lives in hospital. According to Solomon Cash, Head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), five males were sitting outside of a residence on Plantol Street, sometime around 11:00 […]

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Country’s GDP up by $10+ billion

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) experienced marked growth in 2018, when compared to the same period reviewed in 2017, according to statisticians within the Department of Statistics. According to a recent report released by the Department of Statistics, the country’s GDP increased by an estimated $10.7 billion dollars. The National Accounts […]

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Two men shot dead at Potter’s Cay Dock

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are investigating a double shooting incident which unfolded at Potter’s Cay Dock Wednesday evening which claimed the lives of two men; one of whom has been unofficially identified as Tario Lockhart. The saga which unfolded shortly after 8:00 p.m. yesterday was eerily similar to another shooting incident which unfolded just steps […]

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Govt appoints committee to investigate shooting death of RBDF Officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Four retired senior law enforcement officials comprise the independent review committee which will investigate the shooting death of former Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marine, Petty Officer Phillip Perpall, who was allegedly gunned down by another marine on May 28thon the grounds of Government House. National Security Minister Marvin Dames made the […]

Man stabbed to death

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are on the hunt for the culprit or culprits responsible for the country’s 28th homicide that occurred Tuesday afternoon, following the stabbing death of a man off Carmichael Road. According to police reports, shortly after 4:00p.m. on Tuesday, police and paramedics responded to Dominica Way, Sunshine Park, after receiving reports that […]

Turnquest: Majority of gaming operators still not compliant with gaming tax

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest, confirmed yesterday that the majority of gaming operators have still not made their mandatory contributions in accordance with government’s recently implemented tax regime on gaming revenue. At the start of the new fiscal year, government announced that it would begin taxing the gaming […]

Govt & BUT begin negotiations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Contentious issues between the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Ministry of Education appears to be making positive headway, according to education minister Jeffery Lloyd. Lloyd told media outside Cabinet yesterday, that his ministry has begun negotiations with the teacher’s union and expects that both sides will be able to remedy […]

RBPF to strengthen its financial crimes unit

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is aggressively working toward strengthening its Financial Crimes Unit with highly qualified and trained financial experts, according to national security minister Marvin Dames. Dames’ comments came at the official opening of an intense financial crimes training seminar launched at the Paul Farquharson Police Headquarters on Monday […]

PM and D’Aguilar have faith in proposed Disney development

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While local environmentalists have sounded the alarm on what they say are inadequacies in Disney’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the development of a cruise port at Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera; Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and tourism minister Dionisio D’Aguilar both asserted on Sunday that government remains confident that the company will […]

D’Aguilar says tourism numbers continue to rise

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism minister Dionisio D’Aguilar revealed to Eyewitness News Online that tourism figures, throughout the islands of The Bahamas, continue to prove promising in 2019. Earlier this year, tourism officials confirmed that stop-over arrivals spiked in January and February; but, D’Aguilar has asserted that the increase in tourist arrivals has not seen a […]