Opposition slams govt. for “secret deal” signed with Disney

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Various stakeholders are calling into question government’s recent Heads of Agreement (HOA) signed with Disney Cruise Lines to construct a $400 million-dollar cruise port and entertainment facility on Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera. The deal was inked last week but was only made public on the weekend. Not only are questions surfacing on why […]

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Govt.: Disney HOA to be tabled March 20

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After being slammed by the Opposition and environmentalists for not allowing the media to attend last week’s Heads of Agreement signing for Disney’s proposed development at Lighthouse Point in  Bannerman Town, South Eleuthera, the government announced last night that in the interest of transparency and accountability, the Heads of Agreement will be […]

Social Services head: Abduction investigation under review

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Director of Social Services Lillian Quant-Forbes suggested on Tuesday that due process may not have been followed in the alleged abduction, reported molestation and subsequent return of an eight-year-old girl. “Unfortunately the ball may have gotten dropped and in this situation. It seems that things may have gone awry where persons were […]

BPL signs contract with Wartsila for new power plant at Clifton Pier

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A new contract was signed between Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Company and a Finnish technology group Wartsila, which will see the installation of a new multi-million-dollar power plant constructed at BPL’s Clifton Pier site. Wartsila will install seven new high-efficiency engines; replacing four vintage engines which have been in operation at […]

Rights Bahamas: Alleged police torture victims should take legal action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The three victims of alleged police brutality, while being detained on the island of Eleuthera, were strongly urged by Rights Bahamas on Wednesday to take immediate legal action. “These victims were ignored, given the run-around and told that according to ‘the law’, the Police Disciplinary Tribunal could not hear their matter. “We […]

Haiti’s capital a melting pot of opportunity

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Reporting live from Port-au-Prince Haiti for the next two days, host of Beyond the Headlines, Clint Watson, revealed on Wednesday that despite being known as an impoverished nation with few jobs and political unrest, Haiti’s bustling capital is actually a melting pot of opportunity for those who may be interested in investing. […]

Symomette: Pay work permit fees for face deportation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The immigration department is short of $5 million that has yet to be paid by foreign workers whose work permits have been approved, according to immigration minister Brent Symonette. All persons approved for work permits who have not yet paid their permit fees will be arrested and deported, Symonette revealed. The immigration […]

Rolle denies sexual harassment accusations

Rhodes Scholar says he’s the victim of “intimidation and retaliation”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player and Harvard neurosurgeon Myron Rolle said yesterday he is a victim of false accusations of sexual harassment perpetrated by American comedian and actress Amanda Seales, whom he claimed is seeking to retaliate and intimidate […]

Deportations to Haiti resume, 112 Haitian nationals to be deported today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As political unrest begins to quell in Haiti, 112 Haitian nationals are scheduled to depart New Providence today onboard a Bahamasair flight at 7:00 a.m. en route to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. “This will be the first scheduled repatriation flight into Haiti in weeks after the country experienced recent unrest,” outlined a statement released […]

Bahamas signs $12 million bilateral agreement with China for economic, technical cooperation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a $12 million bilateral agreement with the Government of the People’s Republic of China.  The Signing Ceremony took place on Thursday, at the Ministry, and is a commitment from China to provide funds for development projects in the country. Minister […]

Bahamian Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle accused of sexual harassment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Popular American actress and comedian Amanda Seales has accused Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player Myron Rolle, a Florida State University Rhodes Scholar and Harvard neurosurgeon, of sexual harassment. Seales, best known for her role as Tiffany Dubois on HBO’s ‘Insecure’, spoke about her alleged experience while on the “The Breakfast […]

Former BPL board members sue Bannister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Board members, including the board’s former chairperson Darnell Osborne are suing Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister for damages for wrongful dismissal, alleged misfeasance and slander. In three separate writs obtained by Eyewitness News Online, Osborne, Nicola Thompson, a former board of directors; and Roy […]

AG: Deficiencies listed by EU Commission perceived, largely addressed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel asserted on Tuesday that the European Union (EU) College of Commissioners used incorrect and “old information” to support its recent listing of The Bahamas as a haven for money laundering and terrorist financing. “The reason we got listed in this EU commissioner’s list, is because of perceived deficiencies […]