Blind community speaks out against govt. neglect

Members of the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired organization have claimed unfair treatment as it has reportedly been overlooked and more or less neglected by those in government. President of the organization Desmond Brown told media last week that he and members of his organization are often overlooked and that their access […]

Culturalist calls for ban on styrofoam from Junkanoo

As the push toward the 2020 Plastic and Styrofoam Ban continues by the government, a leading culturalist is calling for the elimination of styrofoam from Junkanoo in the ban as well. Pamela Burnside, wife of the late Jackson Burnside and proprietor of Creative Nassau said, the dangers and environmental concerns associated with styrofoam also impacts […]

D’Aguilar: Intervention in Grand Lucayan is in national interest

It would be an act of “sheer cruelty and neglect” toward the people of Grand Bahama for the government “to idly stand by and let the Grand Lucayan, a prime hotel property, go the way of the Royal Oasis,” Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar told Parliament. Addressing the House of Assembly Thursday, D’Aguilar […]

BGOA donates $36k to students

The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) made the dreams of three young Bahamians a reality for the start of the new school semester with $36,000 worth of scholarships to attend private high schools in New Providence. The non-profit organization provided top performers from A.F. Adderley – Lance Porter – and Uriah McPhee, Darnell Mitchell and […]

Sustainable Tourism Solutions for Andros

(Excerpt from Assor,Soussana,Oyer,Dumas ICP Andros Island Final Report) Sustainable certifications benchmark: Certification is one of the most powerful and used tools to measure the sustainable aspect of eco-touristic experiences. In fact, certifications enable all type of organizations to deliver qualitative experiences to their consumers while enhancing environmental, economic, cultural, and social dimensions. According to a study […]

Corporate and civic organizations help ready inner city kids for school today

Numerous  civic and community organizations held back-to-school events throughout New Providence, to help as best they could hundreds of less fortunate students prepare for the start of the 2018/2019 school year. Eyewitness News caught up with several of those groups over the weekend, including mTech Computer Company, which partnered with the Rotoract Club of East […]

40 under 40 awards ceremony honours country’s brightest

Eyewitness News staff among influencers Forty of the country’s best and brightest minds were honored this past weekend, in the 2018 edition of the 40 under 40 awards by Professional Services Bahamas (PSB) at the Sapodilla Reasturant on West Bay Street. Each honouree was recognized for the strides they have made in their respective industries. Organizer Shemarco […]

“Staunchly opposed!” BNT says on Disney development for Lighthouse Point

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is “staunchly opposed” to a proposed development for Lighthouse Point in Eleuthera, the head of the conservation arm confirmed Friday. Disney Cruise announced its intentions recently to purchase 700 acres at the southern tip of Eleuthera, where Lighthouse Point sits, to develop a cruise port. However, BNT Executive Director Eric […]

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