Weed advocate lobbies for UB participation in legalisation research

Jamaican scientist Dr. Henry Lowe, who led the charge for the decriminalization of marijuana in Jamaica, is calling on the government to utilize the University of The Bahamas (UB) to advance the decision-making process. This as the government seeks to establish a local committee responsible for public education to decide if the government should follow the […]

Opposition calls Our Lucaya deal, “a bandage on a bad situation”

Opposition Leader Phillip Davis in Parliament yesterday said government decision to purchase the Our Lucayan Property is a “desperate” and “ill- advised” move. During debate on the Resolution to purchase the resort through a Special Purchase Vehicle (SPV) Davis said it is a band-aid approach to the mounting negative issues impacting the nation’s second city. […]

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Grand Lucayan sales agreement tabled in House

The terms of the government’s acquisition of the Our Lucaya property in Freeport, Grand Bahama were laid out in a resolution tabled in Parliament yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest. According to the documents tabled, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) – Lucayan Renewal Holdings Limited – has been established, which […]

GB hotel union supports resolution

Five union representatives from the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama made their way to the capital Wednesday to witness the government’s tabling of the resolution for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort. Union president Michelle Dorsett told Eyewitness News that employees who spent decades working for the property are anxious for the government’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]