Erica Wells-Cox appointed as Director of Communications in the OPM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Cabinet Office on Sunday announced the appointment of Erica Wells-Cox as Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), effective today (Janaury 7). Wells will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of strategic communications within OPM, including the coordination of communications for the Government. Wells will liaise […]

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Startup Grind launches Nassau chapter

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Startup Grind launched its Nassau chapter over the weekend. Startup Grind is a Google-powered global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs across the globe. The Nassau chapter was started on Saturday by Brandsy Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gershwine Greene. The University of Virginia Tech sophomore said […]

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Save the Bays wants Oban to be “transparent” in 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Save the Bays Chairman Joseph Darville on Sunday lambasted Oban Energies, calling for the company that signed a controversial heads of agreement with the government to develop a multibillion-dollar oil refinery and storage facility in East Grand Bahama, to be transparent in 2019. “With much consternation, we are learning that an Environmental […]

Christian Council welcomes sex offenders register

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said he welcomes the Attorney General’s announcement that a sex offenders register will be established in The Bahamas early next year. “We thank the AG for indicating that the register will be coming in the new year,” Fernander told Eyewitness News Online. “I think as […]

Bahamians against WTO accession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group agitating against The Bahamas’ accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday called on the government to halt negotiations geared toward the move. During a press conference Wednesday, Bahamians Agitating for a Referendum on Free Trade (BARF) contended that the government does not recognize the danger in WTO accession and […]

Over-the-Hill project engages environmental monitors

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Aspects of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative are taking shape with the latest being the hiring and training of environmental monitors to ensure clean and safe areas. This particular effort sees a partnership between The Over-the-Hill Initiative and the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, which earlier this year introduced […]

3,041 reside in 6 Abaco shantytowns, report reveals

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An Abaco shantytown assessment report, which surveyed 777 households, indicated that 3,041 people reside in six shantytowns on Abaco, inclusive of Sand Banks, Farm Road, L & H (treasure cay), the Mudd, Pigeon Pea and Elbow Cay. The report, released Wednesday, revealed that 80 per cent of persons are documented while 41 per […]

New Fire Services Unit recruits promote safety

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – New recruits of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Fire Services Unit spent Wednesday conducting community walkabouts throughout New Providence in an effort to distribute a number of educational pamphlets which outlined best practices to avoid fire hazards during the holiday season. Kenya Culmer, Sergeant in charge of fire prevention told Eyewitness […]

Hanna-Martin says govt. ignoring Englerston

Claims priority given to FNM constituencies for tax-free concessions   Englerston Member of Parliament Glenys Hanna-Martin blasted government yesterday for giving priority to Free National Movement constituencies for tax-free concessions as government proceeds with its Over the Hill Redevelopment plan. A heated debate over the issue ensued in Parliament yesterday as members debated amendments to […]