Opposition says crucial information missing from hotel sale

As the government prepares to table a resolution to purchase the Our Lucaya property today, Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis levied a number of queries with the resolution and called on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to answer the many concerns outlined in the following letter. The letter, which was sent to media houses late Tuesday evening suggests […]

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Dames backtracks on new prison

National Security Minister Marvin Dames seemed to be backing down from government’s commitment to construct a new department of correction due to financial constraints. Earlier this year after Eyewitness News reported on the state of affairs at the correctional facility that included the use of sloop buckets by prisoners and buildings in dire need of […]

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PLP on the hunt for new candidates

More than 90 persons have applied to be run on the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) tickets for the next general election, according to party chairman Fred Mitchell. Mitchell told Eyewitness News this morning that despite the drop in support for the PLP during the last general election, because of the underperformance of the Free National […]

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BPL may take back employees

Southern New Providence dark after BPL Blue Hills fire The newly appointed board at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Company might be considering re-engaging some of the employees who were let go during the voluntary separation exercise earlier this summer, according to Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) president, Paul Maynard. This revelation came after another fire […]

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Mitchell questions BPL fires

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Senator Fred Mitchell implored the Free National Movement (FNM) government to exhibit more transparency as to reasons behind the frequent Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) fires at the Blue Hill and Clifton Pier’s Power Plant in Nassau. “The PLP is again calling on the Minnis government to provide the Bahamian […]

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PM “committed” to lowering light bills

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis echoed the sentiments of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Whitney Heastie Thursday and told media that the government is lowering the cost of electricity as well as making the power company more reliable. Dr. Minnis said the government is monitoring BPL closely and will work toward lowering, not only electricity […]

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PM to address Our Lucaya at next HOA meeting

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is expected to make a major announcement concerning the Grand Lucayan Hotel on Wednesday when the House of Assembly reconvenes. The announcement comes after Lucayan renewal Holdings Limited Chairman Michael Scott told the media on Thursday that if the government chooses to move forward with renovations, the choice will likely be […]

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Bahamians discuss WTO on social media

Citizens Against Bank Exploitation (CABE) Founder Dr. Denotrah Archer-Cartwright, Attorney and CABE member Fayne Thompson as well as, Pastor Glen Rolle Thursday all collaborated to utilize social media to open the dialogue about the World Trade Organization (WTO) Thursday. Their goal was to not only educate citizens on what possibilities of joining the WTO can bring […]

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Our Lucaya employees meet with BHC officials

Employees of the Our Lucaya resort met with Chairman of The Bahamas Hotel Corporation Michael Scott to discuss the way forward in regard to their employment on Wednesday. The talks come after a letter was sent to employees from the Hutchinson Group Tuesday informing them that they would now be under contract with the government […]

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Opposition questions govt.’s move with hotel

Opposition Leader Philip Davis on Wednesday questioned exactly how the government plans to successsfully takeover of the Our Lucaya hotel. Davis is calling on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to give a full and frank report on the property that has remained closed since the 2016 hurricane season.

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Govt. transitions to takeover hotel: Employees hoping for separation packages

Almost half of the 400 employees at the Our Lucaya Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama have opted to part ways with the hotel as government finalizes its purchase of from the Hutchinson Group Limited. President of the Commonwealth Union of Hotel Services and Allied Workers Union (CUHSAWU), Michelle Dorsett in an interview with Eyewitness News […]

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PMH administrator placed on leave

Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Administrator Mary Walker has been placed on administrative leave until further notice according to an announcement made Tuesday by Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands. While Dr. Sands failed to disclose the reason behind the move, he said it was not related to any financial matters. He did, however, state that executives are […]

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