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 […]

D’Aguilar addresses airport lighting issues

Aviation Minister Dionisio D’aguilar was unable to conclusively answer questions fielded by reporters Tuesday as to whether or not all airports in The Bahamas have functioning lights to accommodate regular, or emergency, night-time landings. The questions came in the wake of public outrage following rumours which suggested that the fate of Captain Byron Ferguson and […]

Investigators to examine other factors in plane crash

As authorities continue to search for the pilot and aircraft that plunged into the sea a quarter of a mile off Nirvana Beach last Thursday night, Kendal Dorsett Jr, the operations investigator for the Air Accident Investigation Department said investigators will begin to examine other factors to determine what led to the crash. “The occupant […]

Chemical spill at Rand Hospital lab under control

Laboratory and Radiology services temporarily suspended on Thursday at the Michaela Virgill Storr Pavilion of the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama, following a minor chemical spill in the Laboratory. A statement released yesterday from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) outlined that no injuries were reported, however cautionary measures were taken for employees affected to […]

Young boy killed in Eleuthera blaze

Fire investigators from the capital are on Eleuthera trying to piece together their investigations following a deadly fire Monday night which claimed the life of a five-year-old boy, Superintendent Walter Evans, Director of Fire Services revealed. Police reports indicate that shortly after 9:00 p.m. Monday, Eleuthera division officers were called to the settlement of Green […]

Gov’t. to tighten grip on commercial boating operators

Minister of Transport Renward Wells expressed Tuesday that a stronger grip will be placed on commercial boating operators in the wake of a damaging report released earlier this week. The report revealed that the tragic boating accident involving Four C’s Adventures was not properly inspected nor regulated by the relevant authorities within the Port Department […]