Crown to drop Shane Gibson extortion charges

The legal counsel representing former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Cabinet Minister Shane Gibson, in his extortion and bribery case said yesterday, that he anticipates some of the charges being dropped. This follows the Crown’s recently discovered intent to dismiss all 15 counts of extortion against Gibson. Noted Attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, confirmed to Eyewitness News […]

Chipman decides today

Centerville MP Reece Chipman is expected to announce today whether he will sue Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. In an interview with Eyewitness News Tuesday, Chipman said, he was still weighing his options. Last week, the issue between the fired chairman of the Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC) and Dr. Minnis, took an unexpected […]

Munroe: Govt. should “disabuse” idea of appointing AG as Chief Justice

As the Chief Justice position remains vacant, and government has given no specific timeline on a replacement, noted attorney and Queens Counsel Wayne Munroe said the idea to appoint Attorney General Carl Bethel to the post should be “disabused.” Speaking candidly to Eyewitness News on the matter, Munroe said there have been several discussions and […]

PM “deliberately deceiving” Bahamians, says Brave

Opposition Leader Phillip Davis yesterday called for Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to cancel the Oban Energies deal and “come clean” surrounding the details of the $5.5-billion-dollar agreement. Addressing the media at Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) headquarters on Tuesday, Davis accused the prime minister of “deliberately deceiving” the Bahamian people. “The prime minister asserted that […]

HIV/AIDS drug shortage abated

A $320,000 government bail-out will put an end to an almost month-long shortage of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) medication in New Providence Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands revealed Tuesday. According to Dr. Sands, the government has spent approximately $320,000 on a HIV drugs and testing supplies. The massive shipment comes after the government revealed that […]

UPDATE: Abaco traffic fatality

Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left one man dead and several persons with serious injuries. Reports confirm that on Monday around 3:00 p.m. a serious traffic accident occurred on Earnest Dean Highway in the area of Cherokee Road, involving a silver 2004 Kia Rio and a black Dodge Caliber. Both vehicles were extensively damaged […]

FNM chairman bashes Opposition leader as “hypocrite”

Opposition and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis is a “hypocrite”, said Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Carl Culmer, who on Sunday, insisted the opposition leader come clean about his dealings with the Water & Sewerage Corporation (W&SC) instead of bashing and bringing into question the transparency of the nation’s leader. In a […]

Residents of “shanty’s” on edge

Shanty town residents are reportedly on edge as government continues to aggressively push towards the eradication of those communities, with one Bahamian-Haitian community leader expressing hope that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached between government and the soon-to-be displaced populous. While Labour Minister Dion Foulkes is on record saying the unregulated communities will be […]

Body of missing diver found

Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) on Good Friday discovered the body thought to be of the diver who was reported missing since Wednesday afternoon floating in the area of Bayside Marina, East Bay Street according to police reports. Police Superintendent Shanta Knowles confirmed Friday afternoon that while police were on harbor-side watch […]