Rolle: Public Service is simply asking persons to take accrued vacation days

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Public Service Brensil Rolle confirmed earlier this week that the government is now enforcing the long-standing rule that civil servants must take all of their accrued vacation days, despite the opposition and others believing that the move is politically motivated or is an avenue to push persons toward early retirement. […]

52-year-old dolphin gives birth to “Baby Duchess” at Blue Lagoon Island

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Full of life, energetic, and healthy, baby Duchess, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was born on Blue Lagoon Island just a few months ago to her 52-year-old mother, Princess. According to Blue Lagoon Island public relations manager, Jessica Robertson, princess is one of the oldest known dolphins under human care worldwide. After months of […]

Parkinson’s Foundation hopes to “start the conversation” at Ball set for April 6

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation has been planning gala balls for the past 19 years, and this year, the foundation is promising an unforgettable event that would also leave attendees with a greater awareness of the disease. Mavis Darling-Hill, chairperson of the Kingdor National Parksinson Foundation told Eyewitness News on Tuesday that […]

CDU chief: Force is actively investigating abduction cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of the latest child abduction case on Saturday, March 30th, head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash on Monday reassured Bahamians that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is using all of its manpower –  both technical and human –  to investigate the recent abductions […]

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More awareness to be given to Parkinson’s disease

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- As cancer, diabetes and  HIV/ AIDS are diseases that are prevalent in The Bahamas, very few are knowledgeable about Parkinson’s. However, chairperson of the Kingdor National Parkinson’s Foundation, Mavis Darling- Hill, is hoping to bring a greater awareness to the disease, especially during the month of April, which has been dubbed, ‘Parkinson’s Awareness […]

AG: Order in the shanty town case amended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed on Monday that the Order in the shanty town case has been amended. “The order in the shanty town case was amended to prevent any building anywhere in the Bahamas that is not according to code,” Bethel said. “The shanty town case itself has not been sat […]

Jamaican posing as orthodontist charged on 10 counts of fraud

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Santini Kerr-Wilson, a 27-year-old Jamaican of Bonham Spring Ocho Rios, Jamaica, shed tears on Thursday when she stood before magistrate Samuel McKinney, charged on 10 counts of fraud while posing as an orthodontist. The mother of two and the owner of “Italian Braces”, posted an ad in February which stated that she specialized […]

After US advisory, Jet-ski operators say procedures have been amended

But tourists say they feel safe   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Local jet ski operators shot down the concerns of the U.S. government on Wednesday, who noted in its latest travel advisory that operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. The U.S. Department of State released another level two advisory last week on […]

Carroll: On-going issue of poaching must be addressed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While Vice Chairman of The Bahamas Fishing Alliance, Keith Carroll applauds the government’s efforts to address the depletion of the Nassau Grouper and the Queen Conch, he stressed on Monday that the on-going issue of poaching must be given immediate attention. On Sunday, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard said […]