PM: “I don’t worry about them, they’re looking to get my job”

Minnis hits opposition critics of his recent trip to Belgium   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis fired shots at the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Thursday after the opposition lambasted him for his decision to lead a delegation to Brussels and then called for Bahamians to cast a ‘no confidence’ vote in […]

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NHI Authority wraps up public consultation

Authority to present findings to govt.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of widespread public criticism, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Authority embarked on a three-month public consultation campaign to gather feedback on what changes should be made to the proposed insurance. Graham Whitmarsh, Managing Director and CEO of NHI Authority, told Eyewitness News […]

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Marijuana commission unveils plans for public consultation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Marijuana Commission, a team of a little over one dozen civic leaders who represent a wide cross-section of society, revealed for the first time on Wednesday that its efforts to garner public feedback on the use and decriminalization of marijuana will be rolled out in short order. Dr. Bridgette Rolle, Chairman […]

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Gaming Board report to examine pros and cons of national lottery

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism and Aviation Minister with responsibility for gaming, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Tuesday revealed that the Gaming Board is currently compiling a report on the prospects of introducing a national lottery. D’Aguilar told reporters outside of Cabinet that government is preparing to look into implementing the idea, but would first have to consider […]

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Fisheries officials discuss depleted conch supply with vendor reps

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than 24-hours after the government promised open dialogue with various fisheries stakeholders concerning the reported depletion of conch supply in The Bahamas, fisheries officers met Tuesday with representatives from Potter’s Cay Dock, Arawak Cay and the Montagu Ramp. Dr. Lester Gittens, Fisheries Officer in the Department of Marine Resources revealed that […]

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Malfunctioning lights at Marsh Harbor airport repaired

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Tuesday confirmed that all malfunctioning lights at the Marsh Harbor airport have been fixed. News broke last week that the national flag carrier had to discontinue night flights into Marsh Harbour due to a lack of adequate airstrip lighting. When Eyewitness News Online contacted […]

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Govt. working feverishly to prevent depletion of conch supply

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of a report which suggested that local levels of conch supply could be depleted within 10-15 years, the government confirmed on Monday that it has moved into overdrive to address the issue immediately. “If things continue as they are I see problems, but we believe that if we respond […]

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PLP chairman slams PM for travelling to Belgium

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The prime minister is catching heat from the opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for his recent decision to travel to meet high-ranking officials of the European Commission. PLP Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell slammed Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis via a press statement issued Monday. Mitchell suggested that the prime minister made a […]

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Country’s second murder recorded in Pinewood Gardens

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A man believed to be in his early 20s became the country’s second murder victim on Thursday night, following a deadly shooting incident in southern New Providence. Eyewitness News Online understands that the victim is Noel Russell. According to police reports, the shooting incident happened shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Willow Tree […]

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Turnquest: “I expect to collect the government’s revenue, point blank”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, K. Peter Tunrquest last Friday alluded that the taxation of the gaming industry is one of the government’s solutions to increase government revenue. “I expect to collect the government’s revenue, point blank,” Turnquest said. “I am disappointed that the [gaming] industry has taken the stance […]

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Taxi drivers stage sit-out at LPIA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Chaos erupted at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Friday morning, after hundreds of taxi drivers refused to show up for work, a move which forced tourism officials to find alternative means to get visitors to their local destinations. The taxi drivers’ sit-out on Friday came on the heels of months […]

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Court slaps duo with additional charges in alleged assault of prosecutor case

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The two men believed to have assaulted prosecutor Joel Seymour on January 5 were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court again last Friday, January 11, as prosecutors tacked on another list of charges. The pair originally appeared in court last Wednesday, January 9 on a single charge of causing harm, but were hauled […]

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Haitian migrants charged with illegal landing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Immigration officials hauled dozens of illegal Haitian migrants before the courts on Friday, charging them with illegal landing. The group of 55 Haitian nationals were apprehended by immigration officials between January 3 and January 7. Immigration officials initially nabbed 29 undocumented Haitians on a sloop near Man-O-War Cay on January 3. Additional […]

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RCCL gives scholarships to two maritime students

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two students of the LJM Maritime Academy received scholarships from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) on Friday. The duo, Shante Pearson and Tre’von Ferguson, received their awards on board the Symphony of The Seas – the largest in the cruise line’s fleet. Gregory Purdy, Senior Vice President of RCCL Marine Operations said […]

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Nighttime street festival to reenergize Downtown

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A new nighttime cultural event held every Saturday in Downtown, Nassau is hoping to re-energize the city’s centre with an injection of live entertainment and artisan craft. The event, Nassau Night Market, is the brainchild of young entrepreneur Brandon Kemp. The street festival begins at 3:00 p.m. every Saturday and runs until […]

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Public, private partnership brings gambier community park to life

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a quiet, yet crucial corner of Gambier Village a lacklustre lot is being transformed into a thriving greenspace designed to bring neighbours together to mix, mingle and play, revelling in the joys of outdoor activities. Wife of the Prime Minister, Patricia Minnis envisions Gambier’s rebirth into a cultural heritage site of […]

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Govt. making strides toward WTO accession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is continuing its push for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Wedensday, the Government’s lead negotiator, Zhivargo Laing, made public the goods and services offer which was officially submitted to the WTO in August 2018. The paper, which outlines The Bahamas’ terms for accession, also includes recommendations and […]

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Bahamasair stops night flights to Marsh Harbour

Airline’s management team says runway lights not working   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An issue with malfunctioning airport lights at the Marsh Harbour Airport has forced the national flag carrier to suspend its night flights into that airport. Bahamasair confirmed as much on Wednesday via a press statement. The airline’s management team has advised that the […]

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