Cruise ship bans passenger who jumped from 11th floor while docked in Nassau Harbour

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A 27-year-old male has been permanently banned from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines after he jumped from the 11th floor of the Symphony of the Seas. A video of the incident went viral on social media last week. The 20-second clip shows Nick Naydev plunging into the ocean while the ship was docked […]

Couple alleges incorrect blood transfusion led to death of baby

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Madeen Bullard delivered Joshua, a bouncing baby boy at the Princess Margaret Hospital in December 2015. Prior to his birth, she had to undergo a blood transfusion but was allegedly given the wrong blood type by staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Bullard strongly believes that the transfusion contributed to the death […]

Fire dept. still investigating cause of blaze at Paradise Fisheries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As police continue their investigation into the blaze that gutted the warehouse of Paradise Fisheries on Mt. Royal Avenue on Saturday, the cause of the blaze still remains unknown. When Eyewitness News Online contacted Fire Services Director Chief Supt. Walter Evans for an update, he would only say that investigations are still […]

Investigators to complete preliminary crash report in March

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) continue to probe a plane crash that took place last November in waters off Nirvana Beach, investigators will complete their preliminary report and make it available to the public in March. Kendall Dorsett, the operations investigator for the AAID, told Eyewitness News Online that in […]

Police investigate traffic fatality

Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident which has left a man dead on Sunday. According to reports, shortly after midnight, police were called to the scene of a traffic accident on Poinciana Drive, involving a male riding on a 1999 Honda 650X Trail motorbike and a female driving a 2007 silver Honda […]

RBDF to determine this week if search efforts continue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel said last night that he and senior commanders of the organization will meet this week to determine the way forward with the search and recovery effort for a small plane that plunged in waters off western New Providence on Nov. 8. “We’ll meet this […]

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Commodore to determine way forward with crash search

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel suggested yesterday that after nearly three weeks of searching for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and the Piper Aztec plane that went down in waters off western New Providence, his organization will make a determination about continuing those efforts in a matter of days. “We are in the […]

Aviation authorities reviewing plane’s maintenance records

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As authorities advance their probe into the Nov. 8 plane crash in waters off western New Providence involving missing pilot Byron Ferguson, Kendal Dorsett Jr, the operations investigator for the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID), said investigators were reviewing the maintenance records of the downed aircraft. In an interview with Eyewitness News, […]

Eyewitness special: A timeline review of recent plane crash

With Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis pledging to probe the protocols and procedures, and the agencies involved in the search and rescue efforts for missing pilot Byron Ferguson, 34, and the Piper Aztec plane he went down in on November 8, Eyewitness News has outlined a comprehensive timeline of events since the incident, which among […]

Joint search effort continues for missing aircraft

As yesterday marked 11 days since the Piper-Aztec aircraft piloted by Captain Byron Ferguson crashed off the northwest coast of New Providence on Nov. 8, a statement released last night by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) outlined that recovery efforts continue to yield findings of debris. “Altogether, a total of 11 days, five key […]

Sea, shoreline search for pilot continues

More airplane debris recovered Sunday NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three rounds of search dives led by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines on Sunday marked day 10 of search and recovery efforts for pilot Byron Ferguson. Ferguson’s twin engine aircraft crashed in waters off the western tip of New Providence on Nov. 8, but only pieces of […]

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 […]