DPM: No expense spared to fix power woes

Temporary suspension to load shedding yesterday short-lived NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Government is expected to borrow an undetermined amount of money to correct what many have deemed as an energy crisis in New Providence, Eyewitness News can confirm. Following months of load shedding by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance […]

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D’Aguilar: Regulator close to a decision on SkyBahamas

Minister maintains he will not get involved, but has sought to ensure “fair process” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As SkyBahamas seeks to renew its air operators certificate, settle outstanding tenant debts and pay its employees, some of whom had filed a trade dispute for pay, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar maintained yesterday that he […]

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Tourism minister agrees to meet Compass Point owner

Ease of doing business expressed by Rodney shared among the private sector, says minister NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he did not provide a specific timeline, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that he plans to meet with Compass Point owner Leigh Rodney, who has threatened to shut the hotel and restaurant’s doors. […]

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Henfield has received no info. of recalls from Haitian embassy

Despite communication lapse, minister says relations remain strong between both countries NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he has not been advised of the recalls and transfers stemming from the Haitian Embassy in Nassau following a Haitian commission of inquiry investigation, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday that while he has not had an opportunity […]

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Man charged with murder of minister’s brother

Attorney for the accused alleges officer beat his client in custody NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lynden Williams, also known as ‘Peanut,’ of Ridgeland Park, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the shooting death of Cabreo Wells, the younger brother of Transport and Local Government Minister Renward Wells. Williams was not required to enter a plea […]

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Trial begins for former officer accused sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — the trial of a former police officer who is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl back in 2018 began yesterday in the Supreme Court. Dwayne Decosta, 55, a former police reserve sergeant, appeared before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson for day one of his trial. Decosta is charged with unlawful […]

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Social services minister commends programmes for focus on urban communities

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, commended the executives of three urban programmes that operate year-round life and social skills enhancement programmes that cater to residents of the urban communities of New Providence for having the foresight to pool their human and other resources in order to […]

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Stop Disney – Last chance for Lighthouse Point reaches 50,000 signatories

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Launched on July 15, the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign has attracted more than 50,400 supporters in just over a month. The groups – BREEF, EARTHCARE, reEarth, Save The Bays, Waterkeepers Bahamas, and Waterkeeper Alliance – have urged Disney avert its development in South Eleuthera as it would […]

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PM commits public finances to fix BPL

Minnis says generation shortfall is an emergency matter NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis confirmed yesterday that government is prepared to do whatever is necessary to provide Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) with the financing it needs to immediately address the country’s current state of intermittent power supply. “Whatever BPL needs, BPL will get […]

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BPL accepts consumers facing “crisis” with power woes

PM commits addtl. “emergency” resources to remedy generation shortfall NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Despite repeated public statements that the energy situation in The Bahamas had not reached crisis, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) yesterday acknowledged the excessive load shedding and grid strain has created “what amounts to a crisis” in terms of the impact on its […]

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