PM: Govt. to crack down on foreign hires

While government seeks to remedy the national crisis of a skills gap, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis asserted Monday that it will also heighten its efforts to crack down on employers who illegally employ foreign workers to meet employment demand. Dr. Minnis’ assertions came at the opening of a National Skills Symposium launched at the National […]

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Wilchcombe’s new take on GB economy

The government has solidified the purchase of the Grand Lucaya Hotel and the deal with Oban Energies Oil and Storage Facility indicating their primary purpose of stimulating Grand Bahama’s economy. Residents, although initially in support of the government’s decisions, are now expressing discontent and see the future as bleaker than promising. Appearing on Beyond The […]

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BAIC GB launches technology workshop for small businesses

The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) is hosting a technology workshop for small businesses this week. Executive Chairman of the BAIC, Michael Foulkes, told media on Friday at a press conference that as The Bahamas positions itself to become the new silicon capital of the Caribbean, the BAIC has realized the importance of commencing […]

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Sunryse’s Annual Shred Day set for Sept. 27

Event to support Bahamas Sickle Cell Association On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Sunryse Information Management will host its 11th Annual Shred Day event at the Western Esplanade near Arawak Cay. Each year, the company invites members of the public to shred up to 100 lbs of confidential documents free of charge. In exchange, Sunryse donates $1 for every […]

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Sumner resigns from BCCEC

Edison Sumner resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employees Confederation (BCCEC) on Friday after details of his 10-year securities industry ban and over $200,000 in fines surfaced last week. In a letter addressed to the BCCEC’s Chairman Mike Maura Jr., Sumner said the resignation is with immediate effect. Earlier this week, […]

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Heastie defends foreign workers at BPL

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) told Eyewitness News Thursday that overhauling Clifton Pier and its efficiency is a major party of why the company made the decision to bring in foreign expertise from a long-time partnership to assist the company’s endeavours. The news comes after Union executives accused BPL of hiring foreign workers instead of Bahamians […]

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Eco-friendly business boasts compostables

A Bahamian business owner has taken a clean approach to maintain a pristine environment through his online business, Bahamas Compostables. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mike Lightbourn, also a resident of Abaco, Bahamas told Eyewitness News on Thursday that his business caters to protecting the environment because the business’ products break down and disintegrate rather than […]

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Opposition questions govt.’s move with hotel

Opposition Leader Philip Davis on Wednesday questioned exactly how the government plans to successsfully takeover of the Our Lucaya hotel. Davis is calling on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to give a full and frank report on the property that has remained closed since the 2016 hurricane season.

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PI vendors in an uproar

Straw vendors on Paradise Island were up in arms Wednesday over a new schedule rotation being imposed by their association. The group of disgruntled women telephoned Eyewitness News yesterday morning in hopes of airing their gripes. According to the women, they have been at the brunt of continual victimization levied by the vendor’s association president […]

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Pressure is on: Banks to lower service fees

Consumers can now breathe a sigh of relief as local banking fees are set to decrease according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes. The minister revealed to media houses Tuesday that, following long discussions with the clearing banks association and widespread discontent from the public on the high fees, the banks have agreed to cut those costs to […]

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Sumner backs WTO accession

Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edison Sumner said Tuesday that he has high hopes for The Bahamas’ accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and full confidence in Zhivargo Laing’s appointment at chief negotiator for the country. Sumner said the Chamber has been intricately involved since day one […]

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Eleuthera bus services shut down over MOE failure to pay

Bus drivers in Central and South Eleuthera pulled their services Tuesday morning following a lengthy dispute with the Ministry of Education concerning unpaid cheques for services rendered between May and June 2018. The transportation operators told Eyewitness News Tuesday that they refuse to return to work until they are paid the overdue funds. “I have […]

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