PLP slams govt.’s failure to intervene in GBPC, Cooper family disconnections

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has called for government’s intervention in the controversial saga between the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and the Cooper family which owns a number of fast food franchises in the nation’s second city. Fred Mitchell, PLP Chairman, via a video statement released Wednesday morning, called on […]

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GB MP’s call for lower electricity rates

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of controversy in Grand Bahama between the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and the Cooper family, which owns a number of fast food franchises on that island, members of parliament who represent various constituencies in the nation’s second city are calling on the power company to provide more cost-effective […]

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Govt. narrows Grand Lucayan’s bidders list

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The list of companies vying for the chance to own and operate the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama has been significantly narrowed down to less than five potential owners, according to tourism minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar made the announcement to reporters outside of Cabinet office on Tuesday morning. The government recently […]

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Tourist arrivals not affected by Boeing 737 Max suspension

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The tourism industry has experienced little to no impact from Boeing’s decision to ground its global fleet of 737 Max aircraft, according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar says stop-over arrivals, especially from the United States (US), have proven to remain steady despite the ongoing investigation into one of […]

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Govt., Oban heads still locked in dialogue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government and Oban heads are making significant progress in their negotiations concerning the proposed construction of a multi-billion dollar oil refinery and storage facility proposed for East Grand Bahama, according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes. Foulkes chairs the Cabinet sub-committee and technical advisory group charged with examining the Oban deal. […]

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PDC grants extension to three parliamentarians

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed to Eyewitness News Online Monday that Parliamentarians who missed the March 1 deadline to disclose their assets have been given more time to get their financial records in order. He confirmed that three persons who failed to declare have all petitioned to the Public Disclosure Commission […]

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PM gives update on Oban meeting

Says protection of the environment was high on the agenda   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the specifics of a closed-door meeting, which was held on Monday between government and Oban executives are being kept under wraps; the prime minister revealed to Eyewitness News Online that the end result of any agreement between both parties will […]

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$4 million solar project to cut power generation cost by $350k

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A partnership forged between the government of The Bahamas and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made way for a multi-million dollar solarized project at the Thomas A. Robinson National stadium parking lot, which is expected to save the public purse thousands of dollars in power generation. The 925-kilowatt grid-tied solar system […]

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Energy forum to discuss sustainable future

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) is hopeful that its 2019 energy forum, which is slated for March 19, will attract hundreds of stakeholders to discuss and exchange ideas concerning energy reform in the country. The Bahamas Energy Security Forum (BESF) is an initiative established by the BCCEC in […]

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Young Bahamian females participate in UN gender equality talks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group of 12 Bahamian females, three high school students and nine representatives of the GirlCon organization, participated in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations (UN) in New York March 9-15. The delegation was led by Senate President Kay Forbes-Smith who is also Founder and […]

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Fred Smith, QC, calls for Nygard to be jailed after latest court no-show

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Billionaire fashion mogul Peter Nygard was a no-show once again in the Supreme Court on Thursday; an action which led Fred Smith, QC, to urge the court immediately to arrest and incarcerate Nygard. Court proceedings got underway shortly after 10:00 a.m. yesterday. Nygard was due to appear before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson to […]

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Suicide rocks community

A quaint community in eastern New Providence is faced with coming to grips with a late-night suicide which claimed the life of a 41-year-old father who allegedly hung himself on Wednesday; according to sources. Unconfirmed reports from a neighbour of the deceased indicated that the male victim is believed to be Dimaggio Darrell, a 1995 […]

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Students participate in gambling addiction seminar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Dozens of high school students participated in a one-day gambling addiction seminar on Wednesday held at the Sandilands Rehabilitation (SRC) activity centre. The event, spearheaded by the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and SRC, is aimed at providing preventative steps to avoid addictive habits. Participating schools included Government High School, C.I Gibson, Galilee […]

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Davis confident he will lead PLP to election 2022

Convention date still up in the air   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Leader of the opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Philip Brave Davis remains confident that, despite rumours which suggest that there is bad blood brewing among senior PLP’s, he will lead the party into the next general election. Davis confirmed as much to media on […]

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Opposition slams govt. for “secret deal” signed with Disney

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Various stakeholders are calling into question government’s recent Heads of Agreement (HOA) signed with Disney Cruise Lines to construct a $400 million-dollar cruise port and entertainment facility on Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera. The deal was inked last week but was only made public on the weekend. Not only are questions surfacing on why […]

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