Suspected mould, rodents plaguing Social Services staff

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Almost a dozen social workers employed at the Department of Social Services, housed at the National Insurance Building on Wulff Road, left their posts on Tuesday, fed-up with the poor working conditions that they claim is affecting their health. According to the irate employees, the building is reportedly infested with mould and […]

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BNT allays residents’ fear of anchored fishing vessel in Andros

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is seeking to allay the fears of residents in Mangrove Cay, Andros who purport that a foreign fishing vessel has illegally anchored and set up shop in the Andros West Side National Park. The BNT, via a press release issued Tuesday, indicated that a number of residents […]

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Fisheries officials discuss depleted conch supply with vendor reps

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than 24-hours after the government promised open dialogue with various fisheries stakeholders concerning the reported depletion of conch supply in The Bahamas, fisheries officers met Tuesday with representatives from Potter’s Cay Dock, Arawak Cay and the Montagu Ramp. Dr. Lester Gittens, Fisheries Officer in the Department of Marine Resources revealed that […]

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Mounds of garbage still line streets as irate residents await collection

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Despite recent claims from the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) that the vast majority of garbage collection routes had been covered during the first week of January, several residents in eastern and northern New Providence on Monday revealed that they are still living in litter-filled conditions. “We are not satisfied with […]

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Fire dept. still investigating cause of blaze at Paradise Fisheries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As police continue their investigation into the blaze that gutted the warehouse of Paradise Fisheries on Mt. Royal Avenue on Saturday, the cause of the blaze still remains unknown. When Eyewitness News Online contacted Fire Services Director Chief Supt. Walter Evans for an update, he would only say that investigations are still […]

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Pintard to recommend lip thickness standard for conch harvesting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard said yesterday that his ministry will strongly recommend the introduction of a minimum conch lip thickness for legal harvesting in an effort to reduce the increasing pressure on the fisheries product. The thickness of the shell indicates the age of the conch. Pintard also […]

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Public, private partnership brings gambier community park to life

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a quiet, yet crucial corner of Gambier Village a lacklustre lot is being transformed into a thriving greenspace designed to bring neighbours together to mix, mingle and play, revelling in the joys of outdoor activities. Wife of the Prime Minister, Patricia Minnis envisions Gambier’s rebirth into a cultural heritage site of […]

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San Salvador residents take charge of managing their marine protected areas

San Salvador is known as the place where the first steps into the New World happened and has long been globally recognized for its historical significance. This little island formerly known as ‘Guanahani’ has once again stepped into the forefront as the first island where a community group has entered a formal agreement with a […]

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Garbage pile-up to be remedied

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Following countless complaints from residents that garbage had not been collected prior to the Christmas holiday season, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) announced Tuesday that garbage collection in New Providence will be increased to twice per week beginning February. Melony McKenzie, Director, DEHS said that the department anticipates the new […]

BUT mostly pleased, but still concerned about mold testing results

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson, on Monday expressed that while she is mostly pleased with the efforts of the Ministry of Education to rectify the mold and rat infestation problem at the CH Reeves Junior High School, the union is still concerned about the results of a mold […]

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 […]

Arrested Dominican fishermen released

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday that seven Dominican fishermen who were apprehended earlier this week were released because there was no apparent crime to charge them with. According to reports issued by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, officers apprehended a group of Dominican fishermen for allegedly operating in Bahamian waters on […]

Oban renegotiation team appointed

Negotiations slated for January   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government has appointed its lead negotiation team to strike a new deal with Oban Energies, 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. Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, who […]

Minnis encourages regional focus on disaster relief fund

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday encouraged countries in the Caribbean region to create a disaster relief fund as part of a proactive and responsible approach to mitigating against the severe financial fallout natural disasters represent. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank/Inter-American Development Bank conference on ‘Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in […]

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 […]