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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Pinder: Disappointed with unemployment increase

1,400 people hired via Labour on the Blocks initiative   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Director of Labour John Pinder said yesterday that while he was disappointed and somewhat surprised by the increase in joblessness given the employment bursts last year, the figures suggest that Bahamians on New Providence in particular, ought to consider seeking alternative employment […]

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D’Aguilar: Fyre Festival brought “reputational damage” to The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  On the heels of the release of two separate documentaries that placed international attention on The Bahamas,  Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said while the Ministry of Tourism was not complicit in the failed festival, it did affect the country’s reputation. “It certainly caused the country some reputational damage, and so moving […]

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House to debate land resolution for affordable homes programme

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Government will seek approval for the conveyance of 1.2 acres of land in the Fox Hill community under a resolution to be introduced in the House of Assembly today. The land will be developed for the sale of serviced lots, and is part of the Government’s commitment to develop new subdivisions to […]

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New Corrections Commissioner to be appointed soon

Dames: So far eight Bahamian applicants were shortlisted   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In just a matter of weeks, a new commissioner will be appointed to head the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. So far, eight Bahamian applicants have been shortlisted for the post, but interviews are still ongoing, revealed Minister of National Security Marvin Dames […]

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DNA not impressed with unemployment stats

Says govt. has failed to provide incentives to put a dent in unemployment    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is unimpressed with unemployment statistics recently released in the 2018 Labour Force Survey, and have labelled the Minnis Administration as being “irresponsible and out of touch” with the electorate. The survey, which was […]

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Davis blames govt. for rise in unemployment figures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) sounded off on government Monday, in response to the latest labour statistics which revealed that unemployment had increased. “It’s clear from statistics that government is still dragging behind. Unemployment is still rising, from 10 per cent to 10.7 per cent; which means that enough jobs are […]

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Govt. to crackdown on importation of faulty Japanese vehicles

A radiation inspection is now mandatory, amongst other requirements   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – More than 17,000 vehicles were imported last year, and nearly 80 per cent of those were from Japan, revealed Labour Minister Dion Foulkes on Monday. The government has therefore partnered with the EAA company in Japan to implement a Pre-Export Verification of […]

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Nurses want owed overtime pay

BNU president: Nurses have not been paid overtime for the past two months   NASSAU, BAHAMAS-  Having not been paid overtime for the past two months, President of The Bahamas Nurses Union, Amancha Williams said members are fed-up and are no longer interested in empty promises as it relates to receiving overtime pay. “This month […]

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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. […]

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PM: “I don’t worry about them, they’re looking to get my job”

Minnis hits opposition critics of his recent trip to Belgium   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis fired shots at the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Thursday after the opposition lambasted him for his decision to lead a delegation to Brussels and then called for Bahamians to cast a ‘no confidence’ vote in […]

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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 […]

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NPO Bill delayed again

Civil society says move is positive   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Debate of the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Bill was delayed in the Senate for the second time yesterday after Attorney General Carl Bethel, advised the Upper Chamber that he was not entirely satisfied with the draft legislation. The Senate delayed the passage of the legislation last […]

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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 […]

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BPSU wants UB to address its many concerns

Employee alleges University refuses to sign NIB documents   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley Ferguson, on Thursday expressed a number of concerns on behalf of his members who are employed at the University of The Bahamas – mainly that they are disenfranchised and forced to work in hazardous conditions. […]

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NHI Authority wraps up public consultation

Authority to present findings to govt.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of widespread public criticism, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Authority embarked on a three-month public consultation campaign to gather feedback on what changes should be made to the proposed insurance. Graham Whitmarsh, Managing Director and CEO of NHI Authority, told Eyewitness News […]

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Campbell apologizes over “insensitive” remarks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A day after he admonished the media not to ask him about rapes in The Bahamas and suggested the issue was not his ministry’s “business”, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell yesterday apologized. In a statement, the minister said he was trying to “avoid what appeared to be encroaching […]

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