Govt. transitions to takeover hotel: Employees hoping for separation packages

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 […]

Hospital dialysis in crisis; surgeries back on schedule

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. […]

Residents urged to complete preparations as hurricane season heightens

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 […]

Government still in assessment phase for Ragged Island restoration

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 […]

Eleuthera bus services shut down over MOE failure to pay

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 […]

Students petition against Lighthouse Point development

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.

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 […]

Government open to private sector talks on WTO

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, […]

Defence accuses Crown of ‘failing to disclose’

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.