Dr. Sands: A bullet is the number one cause of death for the Bahamian male

Says because of lifestyle-related issues Bahamians are sicker than most and die prematurely NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A bullet is now the number one cause of death for the Bahamian male,  said Minister of Health Minister Dr Duane Sands on Wednesday. During his contribution to the 2019/2020 budget debate in the House of Assembly on Thursday, […]

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Unofficial results of BUT elections reflect a win for Wilson

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Unofficial results from the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) elections on Thursday revealed that Belinda Wilson will return as president of the union, which represents approximately 4,000 educators throughout the country. Wilson told Eyewitness News Online shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday that initial unofficial results have shown that she will return […]

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Police investigate fire at Huntley Christie High School in North Andros

MOE says fire did not hamper final exams NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on the island of Andros are investigating a fire that caused extensive damage to the Mathematics block of the Huntley P. Christie High School in North Andros on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. According to police reports, shortly after 4:00p.m. on Wednesday, Andros Division […]

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Hanna-Martin defends Western Air rental

Englerston MP: D’Aguilar misled Parliament on rental issue NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday accused Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar of misleading Parliament, saying the minister sought to paint an image of a scandal regarding the previous administration’s rental arrangement with Western Air in North Andros. “The member was anxious to speak to […]

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Taxicab union president: More than 40 drivers who lease plates out of work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Some 40 taxicab drivers who lease taxi plates are presently unemployed, as a result of new regulations imposed on cab drivers, according to president of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Wesley Ferguson. Ferguson told Eyewitness News on Wednesday that the 40 drivers are suffering financially as they are unable to work. “These […]

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University of The Bahamas Launching Gov’t Funded Tertiary Grant Programme

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A consolidated grant programme that will fund tuition, compulsory course fees, stipends and accommodation payments for students who must relocate to attend University of The Bahamas (UB) will take effect in Fall 2019, the Minister of Education Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd announced during his contribution to the budget debate in the House […]

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BCC president: Lethal injection is more humane than hanging

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of the country’s latest homicide, President of the Bahamas Christian Council, Bishop Delton Fernander, on Thursday expressed his stance on capital punishment, calling for the eradication of hanging and replacing it with lethal injection. “As you know, the Council is divided on the conversation of hanging, however I speak […]

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Roberts “watchful” of expanded VAT-free breadbasket items

Super Value owner says grocers anxious to get the full picture NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Super Value President Rupert Roberts said yesterday that while he “remains watchful” as the government moves to expand the list of value-added tax (VAT)-exempt breadbasket items, he was somewhat shocked by the move. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands made the […]

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Govt. to expand VAT-free breadbasket items

New list to include almonds, strawberries and spinach NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government plans to expand the list of value-added tax (VAT)-exempt breadbasket items, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands announced today. “Mr. Speaker, we will keep ‘da’ corn beef, for now at least,” Sands said during the morning sitting of the 2019/2020 budget debate. […]

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New Chief Justice: It’s a New Day

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The country’s newest Chief Justice, sworn in at Government House on Wednesday afternoon, said he intends to bring sweeping changes to the judicial system which has been experiencing various setbacks for a number of years. Brian Moree, Queens Counsel, received his instruments of appointment from Deputy Governor General C.A. Smith yesterday. He […]

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Lloyd: Society must decide way forward on corporal punishment

Minister says govt. won’t be sucked into debate without public input NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As debate rages on whether the government should discontinue the contentious practice of corporal punishment in the Bahamian education system, Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd suggested yesterday that government will not be “sucked into” determining that while parents in The Bahamas […]

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PM calls C.A. Smith video “unfortunate”

Minnis suggests Smith’s announcement should have remained private Just over a week after former non-resident ambassador to Panama C.A. Smith apologized over his “unintended breach of protocol” after a video of him announcing he was to become the next governor general made the rounds on social media, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday that it […]

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