Bahamas Harvest brings the Easter Story to life

Hundreds of worshippers at Bahamas Harvest Church observed in awe as the Easter story, namely the chronology of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ were brought to life on Friday morning. The church’s drama ministry presented a modern-day Passion production. Play-writer, Inderia Greene, told Eyewitness News Online there is a huge responsibility to accurately retell […]

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Unknown smuggling victims laid to rest

A journey that began in Haiti and saw dozens of Haitians board a wooden sloop in search of a better life in The Bahamas, ended in disaster with the bodies of 22 victims laying in caskets yesterday at the Enoch Backford Auditorium on Carmichael Road. “Today is a sad day for all of us,” said […]

Dame Joan: Father Campbell should be quiet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer yesterday lashed Father Sebastian Campbell over his rebuke of The Bahamas’ continued recognition of the queen’s honours after creating a national honours system. Dame Joan labelled Campbell’s remarks as “petty” and said he would do well to be quiet. “With regard to the Queen’s […]

Barnett presents letters of credence to his holiness Pope Francis

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, December 13, His Excellency Basil W. Barnett, Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to His Holiness Pope Francis, at the Apostolic Palace, Vatican State City. Ambassador Barnett joined Ambassadors from Switzerland, Malta, Cabo Verde, Iceland, Turkmenistan, Grenada, The Gambia, Qatar […]

Row over delinquent BPL accounts erupts in Senate

FNM Senator Jamal Moss said yesterday that while the opposition has accused the government of failing to bring relief to the 5,000-plus delinquent Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers, there were 12,000 customers without power nearly two years after the Christie administration introduced value-added tax (VAT). The claim fueled a brief, but heated spat in […]

BCC President laments retaliatory crimes after yesterday’s murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following yesterday’s double murder outside the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center (SRC) on Fox Hill Road, which police have categorized as a retaliation shooting, President of The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC), Bishop Delton Fernander questioned whether aggressive or gang retaliation was on the rise. In an interview with Eyewitness News on Monday, Fernander lamented […]

Gov’t. still in talks with attorneys of gaming operators

The government is presently in meetings with the attorneys representing gaming house operators, as the government does not accept their (gaming operators) interpretation of the law, said Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday. “We are still seeking to agree on a framework on the last remaining issue, which is the stamp tax on deposits by […]

PLP concerned about shanty town residents

Just four weeks before the July 31 deadline for all shanty town residents to relocate from their current homes, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) opposition has expressed concern that the soon-to-be displaced residents have not been able to find affordable rent or have been discriminated against by landlords. Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis said that […]