Eleuthera bus drivers terminated

A handful of bus drivers on Eleuthera received termination letters Thursday which rendered their services unnecessary as of the second week in December, according to sources. Central Eleuthera bus driver Ricardo Pinder told Eyewitness News Thursday that the termination letters came as a huge surprise. “I got the letter this morning that as of Dec […]

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Govt. uses job training initiative to fight crime

The Ministry of National of Security signed a contract with the National Training Agency (NTA) on Monday to conduct a job skills programme that will provide training for hundreds of young unemployed Bahamians; an effort which is being touted as a new approach in the fight against crime, said Minister of National Security Marvin Dames. […]

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PM happy with progress of The Pointe

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, while bringing brief remarks at the topping off ceremony for the island’s newest high-rise condominium hotel, revealed that his government recently assembled a team to ensure that construction at the site, and the workforce ratio at the development, remain within the terms of agreement which was signed between both parties […]

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Sponging project moves into final phase as spongers ready to revitalize industry nationwide

The IDB-sponsored and BAIC-executed project to revitalize the sponging industry in the Bahamas now moves into the full implementation phase with spongers throughout the country energized to rejuvenate the lucrative industry. “We have planted seeds in most of the islands where sponging happens and equipped spongers with the expertise to bring this industry back,” said […]

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Dept. of Labour halts work permit applications

The Department of Labour has halted approval on all Notice of Vacancy (NOV) applications for work permits, in the wake of the 5.9 magnitude hurricane that hit Haiti on Saturday, October 6. Labour Director John Pinder told Eyewitness News yesterday that since the earthquake, there has been an influx of applications for Haitian labourers, but […]

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Up to $50k for innovative tourism entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who can develop new and exciting business ideas that could ultimately assist in diversifying the country’s tourism product could receive up to $50, 000 to fund their ideas, a senior tourism official confirmed Monday. According to Director of Business Development in the Ministry of Tourism Janet Johnson, the ministry, in conjunction with the Bahamas Development Bank […]

GIBC to help stir economic growth through digital transformation

GIBC Digital, a global technology firm that is slowly transitioning The Bahamas from archaic ways of record keeping to a more efficient platform. GIBC opened its first office location in Freeport, Grand Bahama back in June to serve as the company’s global training headquarters, which houses its new data and artificial centre. GIBC’s Chief Executive […]

BAIC hosts tech workshop for small businesses

Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Michael Foulkes announced that the BAIC would be hosting a technology workshop for small businesses in an effort to gear them in the right direction as The Bahamas gears towards becoming a Technology Hub. The BAIC conducted this workshop on Tuesday led by former GOOGLE INC. employee […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]