Immigration reform on the horizon

Changes to the country’s immigration laws are on the horizon as newly appointed Law Reform Commissioner Dame Anita Allen is currently reviewing and making vital recommendations for the anticipated overhaul of the immigration act, according to the country’s top immigration official. Immigration Minister Brent Symonnette told Eyewitness News, that since taking on his new role, Dame Anita has […]

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Eleutherans angered over Lighthouse Point project

The proposed development by Disney on Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera remains a sore spot for Eleutherans as residents continue to fight for the preservation of the historic landmark. While some welcome the project because of the 150 jobs expected to be created, others voiced the need to persevere the pristine beaches and untouched ecosystem. Debate on […]

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PM, D’Aguilar defend Our Lucaya purchase

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Sunday defended why the government must step in to salvage the Our Lucaya hotel property in Grand Bahama, despite a wave of concern from various sectors. Dr. Minnis said the government must help that island that is suffering economically. While he said he agrees that the purchase of the hotel by the […]

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UNIONS: BPL Mismanaged

“Shady” hiring of foreign consultants a “conflict of interest” Possible strike action looms at Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) as unions representing line and managerial staff claim the state-owned power company is being mismanaged and “run like someone’s personal business”, and alleged the company has engaged in suspicious hirings following the recent voluntary separation (VSEP) […]

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Former chamber chief lobbies govt. for more business opportunities

Former Chairman of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Gowon Bowe, while not in full agreement with some of the government’s measures introduced in this year’s fiscal plan said, the government must do more to facilitate sound business opportunities if it expects that there will be a significant turn around in the sluggish economy. Bowe, […]

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D’Aguilar addresses Bahamasair layoffs

Dioniso D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, told Eyewitness News Friday he is no position to speak to any layoffs at the National flag carrier. The announcement comes after Bahamasair announced the closure of its reservations department, a few months ago, as it was opting to switch to an online platform and call center. “The […]

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Regular employment survey recommended

Former chairman of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Gowon Bowe responded to the recent employment statistics released by the Department of Statistics last week, which showed a 2.2 per cent growth in employment while unemployment figures barely changed. Bowe said while the new employment numbers are good for any economy, he recommended the survey […]