Civilian divers discover pieces of crashed plane

RBDF search efforts questioned NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than two hours after civilian volunteer divers began an independent search on Thursday for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his twin-engine Aztec aircraft that went down miles off Love Beach one week ago; divers discovered pieces of the plane and have called into question the search and […]

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AG slams RBDF investigation

While noting he had no more knowledge than the public on the investigation into a plane crash off Nirvana Beach last Thursday, Attorney General Carl Bethel suggested yesterday that there may be a need to further sensitize Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines in these crisis matters to have a much greater sense of urgency. […]

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Physicians receptive to PM’s appeal

CPSA prepared to continue negotiations NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr. Locksley Munroe said yesterday that while plans were being advanced for senior physicians to withdraw their services, the association has heard Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ appeal and remains receptive to negotiations. Their concerns center around working conditions, health insurance […]

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Education Loan Authority negotiating with collection agency

Lloyd says persons will be taken to court NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With $100 million outstanding in scholarship loans, the Education Loan Authority is presently negotiating with a collection agency to recoup the outstanding funds. “We are going through the process of negotiating with that agency and we are seeking to come to a contract,” said […]

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Validity of contract verified months after Smith’s trial began

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police arrested and charged former Public Hospitals Authority Chairman Frank Smith with assisting Barbara Hanna in getting a cleaning contract for the hospital nearly six months before verifying if a contract even existed, the court heard Tuesday. According to lead investigator Sergeant Uel Johnson, he received a contract from complainant Barbara Hanna […]

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Illegal drugs recovered at airport

Female tourist in custody NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A female tourist was found in possession of suspected marijuana on Wednesday at the Lynden Pindling International airport. According to police reports, the incident happened shortly before 10:00 p.m. in the U.S. Customs hall. The tourist was arrested by Airport Division Officers and she is expected to be […]

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AML foods wants to “feed 5,000 families”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After a successful trial run in 2016, AML Foods Limited launched their third annual “Feed 5,000 Families” initiative on Thursday at the Solomon’s Superstore. To jumpstart the initiative, AML Foods donated $20,000 to the $100,00 they intend to raise. Vice President of Marketing at AML Foods, Renea Bastian said she is looking […]

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Frank Smith trial continues

Court hears no supporting evidence upon arrest   There was no evidence to support Barbara Hanna’s claims that she was being extorted by former Public Hospital Authority Chairman Frank Smith when he was arrested and charged, investigating officer Uel Johnson admitted in court on Wednesday. During his cross examination by Smith’s lead lawyer Keith Knight,QC,  […]

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NHI consultation period with stakeholders extended

In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the 45-day consultation period with stakeholders to discuss proposed changes to the National Health Insurance program will be extended by an additional 10 days. The 45-day consultation period with stakeholders was launched on October 12, but the additional 10 days will provide more communities and […]

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Review underway after Rand Hospital chemical spill

An internal review is underway at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama following a chemical spill in the laboratory last Thursday, Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Managing Director Catherine Weech confirmed to Eyewitness News. According to Weech, the chemical spilled was xylene. The chemical is an aromatic hydrocarbon widely used in tissue processing, staining and […]

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