Hanna-Martin: Conservation not lowering power bills

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Practicing conservation is not lowering the cost of electricity rates, and Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) must be facing a serious dilemma that consumers are not aware of, Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin suggested on Wednesday. “We know the bills have doubled and tripled, and while we accept the advice of the Minister […]

$3 million to carry out immediate repairs to Grand Lucayan Resort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government has agreed to inject over $3 million to carry out immediate repairs to the Grand Lucayan Resort, and renovations are expected to begin before the end of the year, Senator Kwasi Thompson revealed on Monday. Thompson, who also serves as the Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office […]

Tourism planners at work to build on success of 2018

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism planners and strategists at The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism and Aviation have already planned ahead to ensure that they build upon the successes of the 2018 tourism season next year. “We look forward to building upon the success and tourism growth from 2018 as we forge ahead with exciting new programmes, partnerships […]

Tourism Minister: Air arrivals up by 15%

Mainly due to expanded airlift from Delta and American Airlines   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism arrival numbers are up, according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar, while addressing the media on Friday at the Hilton Hotel, revealed that air arrivals to The Bahamas have been consistently up by 15 per cent since […]

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Super Value pulls romaine lettuce from shelves

FDA says California is likely the source   Super Value food stores across The Bahamas pulled all varieties of romaine lettuce from their shelves on Friday, following an E. coli outbreak in the United States. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Super Value President Rupert Roberts said while the outbreak has been sourced to California […]

Local ‘Black Friday’ sales low in comparison to last year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As some shoppers in the United States waited for hours outside store fronts and literally “raced” to rack up Black Friday deals, the same was not evident at home, despite many businesses offering Black Friday deals. Eyewitness News visited the Southwest Plaza around 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday, to interview persons who […]

November power bills don’t reflect steep drop in oil prices

Between 4,000 and 6,000 customers off the grid   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While global crude oil prices have decreased by more than 30 per cent in the last month, Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) 93,000 residential customers are not likely see that decrease reflected on their power bills for several months. As numerous BPL customers […]

Israel seeking bi-lateral relationship with The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Officials from the Middle East – namely the Embassy of Israel, have travelled to The Bahamas to engage government and the business community in a number of bi-lateral discussions concerning how both countries can develop a symbiotic relationship. The team of three Israeli delegates travelled to The Bahamas Wednesday to host a […]

Foulkes: Labour officials addressing hotel union’s issues

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the union representing more than 5,000 hoteliers continued work to rule across several hotel properties yesterday, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said Department of Labour officials will meet with executives of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) and Atlantis’ senior management next Monday in hopes of averting further […]

Western Air receives approval to operate new jets

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Western Air, the largest privately-owned airline in The Bahamas, completes Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority’s (BCAA) certification process for its newly acquired Embraer ERJ 145 long range (LR) 50-seater jets. Western Air signed an agreement with Embraer to acquire four Embraer ERJ 145 LR jets, two of which are presently in The Bahamas. […]

Bahamas Govt. and Govt. of Japan exchange diplomatic notes

During a courtesy call on November 12 in Tokyo, Japan the Government of The Bahamas and the Government of Japan exchanged diplomatic notes relating to the Protocol to amend the Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the Government of The Bahamas and the Government of Japan for the Exchange of Information for the purpose of the […]

RBC employees charged with stealing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two Royal Bank of Canada employees were hauled before the courts on Monday, charged with stealing more than  $200,000 from the bank’s East Hill Street location where they both worked. Travis Mackey and Kendra King appeared before Magistrate Subusola Swain charged with nearly 50 counts in connection with stealing. Mackey was charged […]

Cabinet still considering way forward with Oban deal

While remaining mum on the likelihood of Oban Energies’ $5.5 billion oil refinery and storage facility project advancing, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said Cabinet was still reviewing a technical report that examines the original heads of agreement signed in February. Foulkes chairs the Cabinet subcommittee charged with examining the deal. Asked about the likeliness […]

Aviation ministry sets eyes on new revenue outlet

The government can look forward to collecting a new stream of income in the coming months as the aviation ministry prepares itself to begin charging international carriers for flying through its airspace, according to Dionisio D’aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation. D’Aguilar confirmed to Eyewitness News Tuesday that his ministry is in the is the […]