Thousands of people have been forced to their have their cruise vacations changed for safety reasons as a result of Hurricane Florence. More than 4,000 people onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape are currently making their way to The Bahamas instead of their original destination of Bermuda in order to avoid the devastating storm. […]
Odyssey Aviation Bahamas has completed a $5.75 million construction project at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) facility in Nassau, Bahamas. Boasting a feature of 25,000 sq. ft. hangar with a 200-foot clear span and a 28-foot high door which ultimately allows the Aviation Center to house aircraft up to the size of a Gulfstream […]
Almost half of the 400 employees at the Our Lucaya Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama have opted to part ways with the hotel as government finalizes its purchase of from the Hutchinson Group Limited. President of the Commonwealth Union of Hotel Services and Allied Workers Union (CUHSAWU), Michelle Dorsett in an interview with Eyewitness News […]
Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Administrator Mary Walker has been placed on administrative leave until further notice according to an announcement made Tuesday by Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands. While Dr. Sands failed to disclose the reason behind the move, he said it was not related to any financial matters. He did, however, state that executives are […]
Walker’s leave was revealed as the hospital undergoes extensive renovations according to Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands who also expressed the challenges being experienced in the hospital’s dialysis unit. Surgery schedules at the Princess Margaret Hospital were recently reconvened as scheduled maintenance of the air conditioning systems in the Operating Theatres were concluded over the weekend. […]
Bahamians abroad issued safety warning While the Country’s Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean notes the country is in the clear of feeling a direct impact of Category 4 Hurricane Florence, he says the odds may be stacked against us in relation to this year’s hurricane season, as he explains the probability is high in being hit by […]
As The Bahamas moves into the peak of the hurricane season, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) urges residents, companies, schools, churches and government ministries and departments to bring hurricane preparedness measures to a completion. Basil Dean, Chief Met Officer, announced during a Press Briefing at NEMA headquarters, Gladstone Road, Tuesday, September 11 that The Bahamas is expected […]
During a press conference at the Office of The Prime Minister (OPM) on Tuesday, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold in response to Eyewitness News’ question on Ragged Island, Newbold informed the media that the Free National Movement (FNM) administration is near completion of their assessment of Ragged Island. “Based on the recovery unit report who was […]
Bus drivers in Central and South Eleuthera pulled their services Tuesday morning following a lengthy dispute with the Ministry of Education concerning unpaid cheques for services rendered between May and June 2018. The transportation operators told Eyewitness News Tuesday that they refuse to return to work until they are paid the overdue funds. “I have […]
Police are asking the public to help them find three men – Gerald Alexander Russell, Omar Marino Penn and Rashad Ashton Fox. Police ask that, if seen, approach with caution and care. If you have any information about any of their whereabouts, contact police at 919 or 328-TIPS (8477).
Students of Central Eleuthera High School have created a petition hoping to garner at least 25,000 signatures in hopes of saving Lighthouse Point from being sold to Disney for development. Anyone wanted to sign the petition can go to www.savelighthousepoint.com The group explained to Eyewitness News why they are so eager to save the beach.
The opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) asserted Monday that government has no idea how to efficiently run Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) and suggested that the Minnis administration should reengage Power Secure international to assist with power generation on New Providence. The opposition’s assertions came on the heels of three fires, which erupted at the […]
Clifton Pier power plant was met with another blaze monday morning, the third in just a matter of days. Fire officials confirmed that the three separate fires do not seem to be linked and said, they’ve implemented a new strategy over the next 24 hours to ensure that they’re able to get a handle on […]
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 […]
After extensive consultations with stakeholders, the ministry of financial services trade and industry has now submitted all necessary negotiating inputs required for World Trade Organization (WTO) accession, according to Financial Services Minister Brent Symonette. A delegation that includes himself, as well as Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson and newly appointed lead negotiator for government Zhivargo Laing, […]
Former chairman of the Public Hospital’s Authority (PHA) Frank Smiths’ defence team accused the prosecution of failing to disclose vital information once again during his ongoing extortion and bribery trial. The accusations come in the wake of Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands taking the stand again on Monday and making some startling confessions.
A new educational avenue on Grand Bahamas opened Monday to allow students who failed to obtain a high school diploma a second chance to earn the academic award. While the programme is being touted by many, the Member of Parliament (MP) behind the vision – Frederick McAlpine said, it is lacking support from the government.