New deal inked to operate city dump

Landfill will now be called, ‘New Providence Ecology Park’   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A contract to own, operate and remediate the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, often referred to as the city dump, was signed between Waste Resources Development Group and government on Thursday. The contract takes effect in 30 days. The new company takes over […]

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BUT to file trade dispute on behalf of C.V. teachers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) is expected to file a trade dispute on behalf of teachers at the C.V. Bethel Senior High School, after the union was denied access to the school’s premises to address a reported altercation that happened earlier this week between a teacher and students. “I went today […]

Investigation into BPL fires completed

Report to be revealed this week   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities have completed their investigation into a series of fires that impacted Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Clifton Pier Power Station last September, Eyewitness News Online can confirm. When contacted, Superintendent Walter Evans, officer in charge of Fire Services, confirmed his department has wrapped up […]

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 […]

Fire scare at Bahamasair’s head office

Flight services not impacted   NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Operations at Bahamasair’s head office on the airport road came to a standstill on Thursday morning after dozens of employees were evacuated from that location following a fire scare. Tracy Cooper, the Managing Director of Bahamasair confirmed that shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Friday, employees began complaining of […]

Police probe suspected arson of govt. vehicles

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire that extensively damaged four government vehicles on Saturday. Reports are that shortly after 11:30 p.m. police received a report of a fire at a government building on Carmichael Road. When Fire Services officers arrived on the scene they met four government-registered vehicles ablaze. The fire was immediately […]

BPL CEO: Clifton site critical in reducing cost

Electricity consumers expressed concerns about their lights staying on, following three recent fires that sent communities in New Providence into darkness. Some residents told Eyewitness News that they’re also praying for a reduction in the rising cost of electricity. Head of the power company Whitney Heastie who spoke with Eyewitness News exclusively said, in order […]

Fire delays opening of school in Rum Cay

A government delegation is headed to Rum Cay today to conduct an independent investigation a fire that erupted in the kitchen on the campus of Rum Cay All Age School on Saturday. During a press conference yesterday, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said, details surrounding the cause of the blaze were unclear and, as a result, […]