Prison escape foiled

An apparent attempt by inmates to escape from the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC) was thwarted by authorities on Friday. According to reports, shortly before 1:00 p.m. officers from the BDOC, foiled a plot by two inmates, following a routine check of a male dormitory where a hole was discovered in the ceiling above one of […]

Works Minister: Shell deal will not bring immediate relief for BPL customers

Works Minister Desmond Banister admitted Friday that the country will not get any immediate relief in electricity bills despite a new agreement with Shell North America (NA). He said, however, the government is working diligently to fix decades worth of issues at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Whitney Heastie told Eyewitness News on […]

Police issue safety warnings following murders, shootings

The country’s latest murders over the weekend prompted officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to caution the general public to steer clear of conflicts and any situation that could escalate into something more serious. The two recent murders under active investigation happened on Grand Bahama and in Fox Hill. Police are also investigating an […]

Environmentalists appalled by Lighthouse Point proposed sale

The Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (B.R.E.E.F) and ReEarth Bahamas on Sunday called for Bahamians to reject the proposed sale of Lighthouse Point to Disney, the latest of a number of environmental advocacy groups to speak out against the project. The historic property, which is being advertised for sale by a number of local real […]

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Rastafarians march for Emancipation Day, talks marijuana legalisation

Members of the Ethiopian Black International Congress marched through the capital’s streets last week in celebration of Emancipation Day. Eyewitness News spoke to several participants on the march about the holiday, which was observed Monday, and their views on the controversial topic – the legalisation of marijuana. __ This report was compiled by JINELLE LONGLEY, Eyewitness News […]

Tempers flare at Lighthouse Point town meeting

It was an emotional Thursday evening in Rock Sound Eleuthera as the Disney Group held a town hall meeting on it’s proposed project for Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera. With no official representative from Disney present, the local representative hosted a forum that – for the most part – was said to be disorganised, confusing and offered little information […]

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