Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti reopens

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday advised the general public that following the required consultations, the diplomatic and consular staff of the Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince have returned to the Haitian capital and have resumed their normal diplomatic functions and consular services. The Ministry said it will continue to […]

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Govt. halts deportations to Haiti; RBDF apprehends 64 in Exuma chain

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Due to political unrest and violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Government said it has temporarily ceased all deportations to that impoverished country. A statement released Saturday from the Office of the Prime Minister outlined that the decision follows the temporary closure of The Bahamas Embassy in Port-au-Prince and the recall of all […]

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Govt. stands behind Venezuelan vote

Govt. hopes for swift resolution for Venezuelan people   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro invokes constitutional provisions to assert himself as the country’s legitimate leader over self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, the government of The Bahamas has maintained that its decision to support Guaido is consistent with previous votes relating to […]

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Unknown smuggling victims laid to rest

A journey that began in Haiti and saw dozens of Haitians board a wooden sloop in search of a better life in The Bahamas, ended in disaster with the bodies of 22 victims laying in caskets yesterday at the Enoch Backford Auditorium on Carmichael Road. “Today is a sad day for all of us,” said […]

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Haitian charge d’Affaires: We will solve this “madness”

Charging that the governments of the Republic of Haiti and Commonwealth of The Bahamas must continue to work together to bring an end to illegal migration amidst the worst migrant boating tragedy on record, Haitian Charge d’Affairs Francois Michel said yesterday that a solution must be found “for this madness”. His comments were made at […]

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More bodies recovered from Haitian vessel

Death toll increases to 32   Two more bodies were found yesterday afternoon among the wreckage of a sunken vessel than ran aground and capsized last Friday, resulting in the deaths of at least 30 Haitian migrants, Eyewitness News Online understands. The latest find pushes the death toll to 32. Authorities pulled two bodies out […]

Haitian govt. requests bodies of deceased migrants

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Haitian government has requested that the government of The Bahamas return the bodies of the 27 migrants who drowned in waters off Abaco after their sloop ran aground and capsized on Friday night, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield. Henfield said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has had continued […]

The Bahamas supports recognition of Juan Guaidó as Interim President of Venezuela

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Thursday, said it wished to inform that a Special Meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held on January 24 to address the critical on-going political crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and The Bahamas […]

German Ambassador Designate pays courtesy call on the Prime Minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — His Excellency, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Pohl, Ambassador-Designate of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, left, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister on January 21, 2019. Above Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, welcomed His Excellency Dr. […]

Nearly $90,000 raised for Bahamian vendor, following failed Fyre Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Maryann Rolle, owner of the Exuma Point Bar and Grille, said yesterday that she is more than overjoyed with the outpouring of “support and love” from the international community, more than a year and a half after she paid $50,000 out of pocket to cater and pay staff during the famously doomed […]

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Min. Foreign Affairs: U.S. shutdown will not affect relations between the two countries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The partial shutdown of The United States federal government has not affected relations between the U.S. and The Bahamas, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In a statement yesterday, the ministry said it has been assured by U.S. government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still able to access consular services such […]

PM says trip to Brussels was constructive and successful

Touts transparency and govt’s effort to reduce debt at Business Outlook   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnnis told Eyewitness News on Thursday that after the country was blacklisted last year by the European Union (EU), but later removed, he travelled to Brussels, Belgium earlier this week, to meet with high-ranking officials of […]

Governor General hosts opposition to reception

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Governor-General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted the Official Opposition to an Annual Christmas Luncheon at Government House on Monday.  The Governor General is pictured seated centre, with Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, centre left; Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Chester Cooper, centre right; and from left: Picewell Forbes, […]

Israel seeking bi-lateral relationship with The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Officials from the Middle East – namely the Embassy of Israel, have travelled to The Bahamas to engage government and the business community in a number of bi-lateral discussions concerning how both countries can develop a symbiotic relationship. The team of three Israeli delegates travelled to The Bahamas Wednesday to host a […]

Bahamas embassy in Haiti closes as unrest continues

Henfield says avoid traveling to Haiti until calm returns NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas’ embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, remained closed on Tuesday following countrywide protests that began over the weekend, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, who advised against travel to the country until calm has returned. Unrest has been steadily brewing for […]

Rights group condemns ‘xenophobia’ against suffering Haitians

Following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on October 6, the Rights Bahamas group on Wednesday strongly condemned the Bahamas government for what they termed its  “heartless” refusal to help Haiti. The group accused the Minnis administration of using the tragedy to advance its own campaign to ethnically cleanse the country of people of […]

Dames attends Defense Ministers conference in Mexico

Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames is attending the 13th Conference of Defense Ministers of The Americas (CDMA) in Cancun, Mexico from October 7-10, 2018. The CDMA was formed in 1995, and it is comprised of 34 Member States inclusive of countries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The CDMA is an international […]