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 […]

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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 […]

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BTC trade unions meet with Opposition leader

The Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) and the Bahamas Communications Public Managers Union (BCPMU) met with Opposition leader Philip “Brave” Davis on Monday to review the concerns of the Trade Unions in light of the impending downsizing at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company. The BCPOU and BCPMU were represented by their presidents Dino Rolle […]

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Italian Bahamian community donates to Yellow Elder Primary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Honorary Consul General for Italy to The Bahamas, Alberto G. Suighi presented Pamela Armaly, principal, Yellow Elder Primary School, with a $5,000 cheque to be used by the school in aid of supplies the school needs. Suighi said the donation was made by the Italian Bahamian community and proceeds were derived from […]

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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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$350,000 in seed money for Junior Junkanoo

Seed funding to all schools registered to participate in the 2018-2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade is $350,000. The announcement came Monday from Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle, who gave remarks yesterday at the seed monies presentation. “I am pleased to advise that seed funding is being forwarded to administrators, district superintendents and our […]

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Foulkes: Shanty town surveys completed

Abaco’s Shanty Town Action Task Force Survey report is ready for Cabinet approval, Labour Minister and Task Force head Dion Foulkes revealed Tuesday. A survey was launched earlier this year, and it was reported that surveys of two of the three shanty towns, the Mudd and Pigeon Peas in Abaco were recently completed. It was […]

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AG to meet lawyers on shanty town evictions

Attorney General Carl Bethel said he is expected to meet today with the attorneys involved in the shanty town eviction case but the government, he said, is seeking to have an amendment to an injunction to prevent any unlicensed building or additions to any structures in any of the shanty town Earlier this year, the […]

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Gov’t. still in talks with attorneys of gaming operators

The government is presently in meetings with the attorneys representing gaming house operators, as the government does not accept their (gaming operators) interpretation of the law, said Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday. “We are still seeking to agree on a framework on the last remaining issue, which is the stamp tax on deposits by […]

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Acting prison chief vows to stamp out corruption

Newly appointed Acting Commissioner of the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC), Charles Murphy, on Monday stressed that he has a zero-tolerance approach for any acts of impropriety at the correctional facility. “I go to work every day just to give service to mankind and to my country,” said Murphy, who has served at the BDOC […]

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