Bishop pushes for stiffer gun penalties, phycological profiling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following a spate of gun-related violence that transpired in the New Providence in recent weeks, Bishop Simeon Hall yesterday called for the government to legislate harsher penalties for the illegal gun possession. “The criminals do not take notice of statistics nor your pronouncements,” Hall said. “What the criminals take note of is […]

GB electrician says license was used without his knowledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Michael Neymour Sr., the man reportedly at the heart of a police investigation involving the alleged theft of electricity at Grand Bahama Power through the use of energy-saving devices, on Tuesday sought to defend his reputation after serving as an electrician in the Grand Bahama community for more than 40 years. In […]

More awareness to be given to Parkinson’s disease

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- As cancer, diabetes and  HIV/ AIDS are diseases that are prevalent in The Bahamas, very few are knowledgeable about Parkinson’s. However, chairperson of the Kingdor National Parkinson’s Foundation, Mavis Darling- Hill, is hoping to bring a greater awareness to the disease, especially during the month of April, which has been dubbed, ‘Parkinson’s Awareness […]

PM: Don’t expect resolution overnight with Over-the-Hill tax-free zones

As of last week, only 17 people applied for tax concessions in designated areas   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While acknowledging that his administration has to increase its public relations to ensure residents in the designated tax-free zones Over-the-Hill are made aware that there are tax concessions available to them, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said […]

Rights Bahamas: “Police Force out of control”

Dames: More emphasis will be placed on recruiting those who respect human rights   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of alleged brutality claims levied against the Central Detective Unit (CDU) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Rights Bahamas organization on Thursday called for a full and independent investigation of the Force’s alleged culture […]

Advocate: Community buy-in needed to end LGBTI discrimination

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Crisis Center Director Donna Nicholls said yesterday that community buy-in is needed to fuel the fight for equality of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) community and to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual orientation in The Bahamas. But she acknowledged that the […]

Union claims Morton Salt Bahamas is “union busting”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While wage negotiations with the Inagua-based Morton Salt Company and the union representing workers remain at an impasse, the union expressed fresh concerns on Monday, alleging that the company is not only engaging in ‘union busting’ tactics, but has also breached its industrial agreement. “Over the weekend, March 16 and 17, 2019, the […]

AG: Order in the shanty town case amended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed on Monday that the Order in the shanty town case has been amended. “The order in the shanty town case was amended to prevent any building anywhere in the Bahamas that is not according to code,” Bethel said. “The shanty town case itself has not been sat […]

Despite bouts of crime, Nassau Village residents say they feel safe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite a recent shooting incident in Nassau Village that later became a homicide over the weekend, residents of the southern area told Eyewitness News on Monday that they are not alarmed. And while Nassau Village residents shared mixed views yesterday about crime unfolding in the area, they all shared the same belief […]

Young Bahamian females participate in UN gender equality talks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group of 12 Bahamian females, three high school students and nine representatives of the GirlCon organization, participated in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations (UN) in New York March 9-15. The delegation was led by Senate President Kay Forbes-Smith who is also Founder and […]