Key forensic workshop to help investigators find proceeds of crime

A recent forensic workshop targeting money laundering and terrorism financing is the latest in government’s ongoing efforts to build capacity amongst the country’s regulators to deal with such issues. The workshop, which was the result of a multi-agency partnership, was intended to enhance the technical knowledge and forensic investigative skills needed to identify and trace […]

PM applauds Dr. Dahl-Regis on international recognition

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis made history Wednesday becoming the first Bahamian to receive the prestigious Pan-American Health Organization’s (PAHO) ‘Public Heath Hero Award of the Americas’ at an award ceremony at Government House. Considered by many a public health pioneer, Dr. Dahl-Regis is locally and regionally recognized for her work in advancing disease elimination through immunization, over […]

Wanted by police

Police are asking for the public’s help in capturing Deon Lavard Brown, 36. Brown is wanted for fraud and stealing according to a wanted poster issued by authorities. Brown is described as having a dark complexion standing at six feet with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Detective Unit […]

Mitchell blasts Lloyd over firings

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell Wednesday called Education Minister Jeff Lloyd insensitive and compassionless after “bragging” to the media that he is terminating more than 100 employees. In a statement, Mitchell said, it’s obvious that Lloyd has “taken leave of common sense and decency”. “How could the minister of education say that he […]

Christian Council still opposed to Bahamas Carnival

As preparations are being made for the fourth installment of  Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) this weekend, President of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) Delton Fernander said the council remains adamantly opposed to the event, although it is happy taxpayers are no longer footing the bill. “The council’s position has not changed,” Fernander told Eyewitness News yesterday. […]

Man charged with attempted murder

A 57-year-old man was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court on Monday over allegations he attempted to murder a female known to him last Friday. Prosecutors allege Wilfred Ambrister, who appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain, attempted to murder Prearline Ambrister on Friday, April 27. According to police reports, shortly after 11:00 a.m. on the day […]

Fly fishing sanction suspension questioned by opposition

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis questioned the government’s reasoning behind the suspension of fly fishing regulations, after a recently reported 40 per cent fall in bonefish lodge bookings. “They (the government) claim they suspended the regulations because there was about a 40 per cent decrease in the fly fishing business,” Davis said. […]

Environmentalists happy with single use plastic ban

Local environmentalists are signing the Minnis administration high praises for “keeping up” with the global trend of banning plastics imports to the country. Environmentalist and ReEarth Executive Director Sam Duncombe told Eyewitness News recently, that people should be more proactive and take initiative with saving the environment and ultimately their health. “I am very, very […]

PLP: No support for ‘spy bill’

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said Tuesday morning that his party will not support the Interception of Communications Bill (ICB) 2017, unless the provisions that make way for any “political appointee” to approve interceptions, are removed. “The initial draft that was tabled by the Free National Movement (FNM) placed the authority with […]