Search for aircraft in Great Inagua ongoing

Pilot reported engine failure to authorities   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Authorities were yesterday searching for an aircraft after the pilot of a plane reported to the U.S. Coast Guard that he had experienced the loss of an engine and was losing altitude, though after several hours of searching it was unclear if the plane crashed. […]

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Strike action imminent for Morton Salt Union

Union remains resolute   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The three employees who were suspended last week by the Morton Bahamas Salt Company in Inagua have returned to work, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU) Jennifer Brown confirmed Wednesday. In a letter, company officials indicated that the employees were suspended because they […]

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Bannister disappointed with opposition absenting HOA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday expressed disappointment with the opposition’s continued boycott of parliamentary proceedings and insisted that opposing members of parliament have a duty to House and to the Bahamian people to contribute on legislation impacting the nation. “Mr. Speaker, they have a high constitutional duty to be here […]

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BPL to disconnect delinquent Family Island consumers

Disconnections will start with the MICAL constituency   In just a matter of weeks, it could be lights out for Family Island residents who have delinquent accounts at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), according to Dr. Donovan Moxey, Chairman of  BPL. Dr. Moxey told Eyewitness News Online that as of March 15, all BPL consumers […]

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Police continue to investigate suspected suicide

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on the island of New Providence are continuing their investigations into an alleged suicide which occurred on Tuesday, February 19. According to police reports, shortly before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, an adult male was discovered at his Malcolm Allotment apartment with injuries to his head. Paramedics were called to the scene; […]

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294 packages of suspected marijuana found in abandoned building

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police, with assistance from the public, recovered a considerable amount of Suspected marijuana on Tuesday, February 19. According to police reports, shortly before 10:00 a.m., Drug Enforcement Officers, acting on information, searched an abandoned building and property on John Road off Baillou Hill Road and recovered a white plastic bag containing 294 […]

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Mother happy son released from custody

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After spending three days in police custody to be questioned on allegations of rape, 31-year-old Emile Hepburn was not charged and was released last week. His mother, Tonya Woods, told Eyewitness News Online that she could not be happier. Hepburn turned himself into police after a composite sketch bearing his image was […]

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DEU takes another firearm off the streets of GB

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Another firearm was taken off the streets of Grand Bahama on Tuesday. According to police reports, on Tuesday, February 19, DEU officers, acting on intelligence, proceeded to an area in Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock, where they discovered in bushed, a 9mm pistol with nine rounds of ammunition. There were no […]

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ORG calls on HOA to pass Integrity Commission, Ombudsman Bill

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) on Wednesday renewed its call for the passage of the Integrity Commission Bill and the Ombudsman Bill, amidst what they described as a storm of speculation in the recent handling of alleged corruption cases involving cabinet ministers. Executive Director of the ORG, Matt Aubry, told media […]

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BAMSI expands educational offering with distance learning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agriculture Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) will be introducing a new six-week programme which is aimed at providing persons who are tied down to a daily 9 to 5 the opportunity to participate in flexible online courses and a one-week hands-on experience at the institution’s Andros campus. “It’s part online and […]

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Bahamas Waste encourages ‘The Power of Play’ at Centerville Primary School

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Play, like more formal avenues of education, is critical to the development of young children. Sadly, for children of inner-city communities, safe spaces designed to encourage physical activity and outdoor play can be few and far between. For many residents living in New Providence, broken park equipment, non-functioning restrooms, and littered spaces […]

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PM: Freeport, Nassau will benefit from new cruise ports

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the argument made by critics that the revival of Freeport and Grand Bahama is bad news for Nassau “makes absolutely no economic sense” and is “devoid of facts.” There is so much room for growth in tourism in general, including cruise ship tourism, that both […]

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Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti reopens

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday advised the general public that following the required consultations, the diplomatic and consular staff of the Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince have returned to the Haitian capital and have resumed their normal diplomatic functions and consular services. The Ministry said it will continue to […]

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Bannister: “Disappointed” with the opposition absenting

“Disappointed” is what Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said this morning in the House of Assembly, noting the empty chairs of the four opposing members of Parliament (MP) who have continued their boycott of parliamentary proceedings. Bannister said the opposing members have a duty to the House and the Bahamian people to be present, and […]

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