PM: Freeport, Nassau will benefit from new cruise ports

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the argument made by critics that the revival of Freeport and Grand Bahama is bad news for Nassau “makes absolutely no economic sense” and is “devoid of facts.” There is so much room for growth in tourism in general, including cruise ship tourism, that both […]

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Unknown smuggling victims laid to rest

A journey that began in Haiti and saw dozens of Haitians board a wooden sloop in search of a better life in The Bahamas, ended in disaster with the bodies of 22 victims laying in caskets yesterday at the Enoch Backford Auditorium on Carmichael Road. “Today is a sad day for all of us,” said […]

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Haitian charge d’Affaires: We will solve this “madness”

Charging that the governments of the Republic of Haiti and Commonwealth of The Bahamas must continue to work together to bring an end to illegal migration amidst the worst migrant boating tragedy on record, Haitian Charge d’Affairs Francois Michel said yesterday that a solution must be found “for this madness”. His comments were made at […]

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More bodies recovered from Haitian vessel

Death toll increases to 32   Two more bodies were found yesterday afternoon among the wreckage of a sunken vessel than ran aground and capsized last Friday, resulting in the deaths of at least 30 Haitian migrants, Eyewitness News Online understands. The latest find pushes the death toll to 32. Authorities pulled two bodies out […]

Another body retrieved from waters

Total body count stands at 30; capsized vessel was carrying 83 persons   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The death toll of Haitian migrants who perished when their boat capsized last weekend continues to rise after another body believed to be that of a Haitian national was retrieved from waters in Abaco on Wednesday. A statement released […]

Two more bodies of suspected Haitian sloop passengers found

Authorities continue search for additional survivors, bodies    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities pulled two more bodies out of waters off Abaco on Tuesday and suspect they were passengers onboard a Haitian sloop that ran aground and capsized in waters off Man-O-War Cay last weekend. Yesterday’s discovery pushed the death toll to 29. According to authorities, […]

Bahamas records lowest ever number of annual port state control detentions

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) announced on Tuesday that it has recorded its lowest ever number of annual detentions following port state control (PSC) inspections with only 24 ships being detained in 2018. “These results build on the BMA’s impressive track record of supporting its maritime clients comprehensively, rapidly and proactively,” said Minister of Transport […]