BCPOU head alleges BTC offering top jobs to foreigners

Leads protest outside JFK headquarters   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU), Dino Rolle, on Thursday alleged that the government has been offering top jobs at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to foreigners, and the move is gravely impacting the morale of employees. Rolle described the employees’ most […]

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Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti reopens

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday advised the general public that following the required consultations, the diplomatic and consular staff of the Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince have returned to the Haitian capital and have resumed their normal diplomatic functions and consular services. The Ministry said it will continue to […]

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Mitchell weighs in on halted deportations to Haiti

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Progressive Liberal Party chairman and former minister of foreign affairs, Senator Fred Mitchell, on Monday weighed in on the government’s decision to put a temporary freeze on the deportation of Haitian nationals. A statement released Saturday from the Office of the Prime Minister outlined that due to political unrest and violence in […]

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Wilson alleges teacher aides, expats being intimidated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) President Belinda Wilson told Eyewitness News Online that there have been many complaints that teacher aides and expatriates within the public school system are not given the respect that they deserve. “It seems as though it’s a growing trend that teacher’s aides and expatriates are being threatened […]

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Crime council’s survey of young men reveals most were abused as a child

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The newly-formed crime council, led by noted psychiatrist Dr. David Allen, on Monday shed light on a number of factors they believe lead young men to commit murder and other dangerous crimes. The council surveyed young men in and out of prison and, according to the results, about 100 per cent of the […]

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Fusion Superplex holds job fair

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As unemployment increased marginally in 2018, according to recent figures released by the Department of Labour, the newly-opened Fusion Superplex held a job fair on Friday, which staff deemed to be very successful. Chief Human Resources Officer at Fusion Superplex, Trevare Sherman, told Eyewitness News Online that the facility has a number […]

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Lloyd says all must play a role to improve education

Govt., parents, teachers and the community   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minster of Education Jeffery Lloyd expressed on Monday that The Bahamas is lagging behind when it comes to Education and learning opportunities must be redefined. Lloyd was speaking at the annual Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) awards ceremony […]

Davis: “Only lazy minds raise taxes to increase revenue”

Says he will make his own assessment of govt.’s budgetary performance   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis told Eyewitness News yesterday that despite government’s recent report that there was an increase in revenue, the government could not be trusted and he, therefore, needed to make an assessment of his own. Davis said […]

Family gravely concerned for missing 12-year-old girl

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On December 14, 2018, 12-year-old Yolanda Mericidian left her Englerston home to head to school at CH Reeves. To date, six weeks later, Yolanda’s distraught family members are still holding out hope that she is alive and will return home safely. After realizing that her daughter was in fact missing, Natasha Jean, […]

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