Review underway after Rand Hospital chemical spill

An internal review is underway at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama following a chemical spill in the laboratory last Thursday, Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Managing Director Catherine Weech confirmed to Eyewitness News. According to Weech, the chemical spilled was xylene. The chemical is an aromatic hydrocarbon widely used in tissue processing, staining and […]

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Local mold expert slams govt. for poor structural upkeep

Mold infestation at a number of government buildings in the past few months has led to hundreds of employees walking off the job, but a local mold and asbestos expert suggested that government could easily avoid its current dilemma if it would employ general ongoing upkeep of its facilities. Post office employees walked off the […]

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BUT backs CH Reeves teachers and files trade dispute

Teachers at the C H Reeves have reached their breaking point, after nearly two weeks of refusing to teach due to reported mold infestation and other hazardous conditions in 19 classrooms at the junior high school. On Wednesday, Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) acting president Joan Knowles-Turnquest said enough is enough and until a proper […]

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UB opens first Small Island Sustainability Research complex

The University of The Bahamas (UB) recently opened its first, state-of-the-art science research facility, the G.T.R. Campbell Small Island Sustainability Research Complex, which, represents a significant move towards sustainability and the fulfilment of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.   The multi-million-dollar facility is the result of a gift to the University from the Freedom Foundation, and is […]

Local fisherman express issues with Dominican poachers

After a second group of Dominican fishermen were recently caught poaching in Bahamian waters, a local fisherman stationed on the Montagu Ramp expressed Thursday that poachers were increasingly affecting his livelihood and those of other Bahamian fishermen. “It’s a problem,” said Milton McPhee, a fisherman who said poaching has been ongoing for decades and Bahamian […]

Gov’t. looking into stiffer penalties for brazen Dominican poachers

The three Dominican “motherships” with a total of 124 fishermen who were poaching in Bahamian waters over the weekend arrived at the Defence Force Base on Tuesday. But it was not the ships’ arrival that surprised those present, but the contents found. Discovered just a few feet below one of the vessels, disguised by a […]

Marine biologist slams gov’t.

While many are waiting with bated breath on the Government’s proposed development of the Lighthouse Point property in South Eleuthera, a marine biologist and urban planner said there are many questions the government has failed to answer. “There are two cruise ship ports in the vicinity of Eleuthera and Eleutherians are still suffering,” said Stacey […]

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Save the Bays chairman pleads with the gov’t. to say no to Disney

Local Environmentalist and Save the Bays Chairman, Joseph Darville on Monday pleaded with the government not to allow Disney Cruise lines to purchase and develop Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Darville said regardless of Disney’s claims that there will be “little environmental damage” because of the dredging, coral reefs […]

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‘Be A Hero’ campaign launched to make The Bahamas cleaner, safer

The Ministry of the Environment and Housing, in conjunction with stakeholders, has launched an initiative designed to foster a greater sense of pride in cleaner, safer environments. “Be a Hero, Make Your Bahamas a Clean, Safe Bahamas” campaign was launched Monday during a news conference at Atlantis, Paradise Island. The second of a two-pronged approach, […]