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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D’Aguilar: Negotiations with Americans on airspace management resumes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Tuesday revealed that the aviation ministry’s negotiations with the American government on the management of the country’s airspace has resumed. D’Aguilar revealed this much to media before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Back in November, the aviation minister announced the government’s plan to begin […]

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Dock manager: Potter’s Cay Dock is still safe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the hours following a fatal shooting that unfolded on Potter’s Cay Dock on Sunday night, management at the popular restaurant strip still maintain that the area is a safe environment. Gregory Minnis, Potters Cay Dock manager told Eyewitness News Online that the fatal shooting of a young man in front of […]

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MOT refutes claims made in YouTube video about Nassau port

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Tourism on Sunday strongly refuted the assertions made in a YouTube video that claimed that Nassau is the most dangerous destination when it comes to ports. “While there is speculation that this video may be a leverage tactic, we have no evidence that this video was influenced by anyone […]

Taxi-cab drivers lead protest to parliament

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Fed-up with their reported unfair treatment and poor working conditions which have spanned decades, members of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union led a protest on Wednesday, taking their concerns to the downtown area outside the House of Assembly. The irate drivers swarmed parliamentarians, hoping to get some resolution to their long-standing issues. […]

D’Aguilar: Fyre Festival brought “reputational damage” to The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  On the heels of the release of two separate documentaries that placed international attention on The Bahamas,  Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said while the Ministry of Tourism was not complicit in the failed festival, it did affect the country’s reputation. “It certainly caused the country some reputational damage, and so moving […]

Cruise ship bans passenger who jumped from 11th floor while docked in Nassau Harbour

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A 27-year-old male has been permanently banned from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines after he jumped from the 11th floor of the Symphony of the Seas. A video of the incident went viral on social media last week. The 20-second clip shows Nick Naydev plunging into the ocean while the ship was docked […]

Min. Foreign Affairs: U.S. shutdown will not affect relations between the two countries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The partial shutdown of The United States federal government has not affected relations between the U.S. and The Bahamas, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In a statement yesterday, the ministry said it has been assured by U.S. government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still able to access consular services such […]

Malfunctioning lights at Marsh Harbor airport repaired

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Tuesday confirmed that all malfunctioning lights at the Marsh Harbor airport have been fixed. News broke last week that the national flag carrier had to discontinue night flights into Marsh Harbour due to a lack of adequate airstrip lighting. When Eyewitness News Online contacted […]

Bahamasair issues security checkpoint change in Miami

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The national flag carrier, Bahamasair, on Friday advised all passengers travelling to and from its Miami Station, that as a result of the United States (U.S.) government shutdown, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screening Check Point at the Concourse G will close at 1:00 p.m. daily, which became effective on Saturday, January […]

San Salvador residents take charge of managing their marine protected areas

San Salvador is known as the place where the first steps into the New World happened and has long been globally recognized for its historical significance. This little island formerly known as ‘Guanahani’ has once again stepped into the forefront as the first island where a community group has entered a formal agreement with a […]

Fire scare at Bahamasair’s head office

Flight services not impacted   NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Operations at Bahamasair’s head office on the airport road came to a standstill on Thursday morning after dozens of employees were evacuated from that location following a fire scare. Tracy Cooper, the Managing Director of Bahamasair confirmed that shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Friday, employees began complaining of […]

US citizens arrested at LPIA for failing to declare

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two citizens of the United States (U.S.), an adult male and a female were taken into custody earlier this week on Tuesday, after they failed to declare a large sum of US currency. According to police reports, shortly after 4:00 p.m., the couple presented themselves to a US Border Control Officer at […]

Save the Bays wants Oban to be “transparent” in 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Save the Bays Chairman Joseph Darville on Sunday lambasted Oban Energies, calling for the company that signed a controversial heads of agreement with the government to develop a multibillion-dollar oil refinery and storage facility in East Grand Bahama, to be transparent in 2019. “With much consternation, we are learning that an Environmental […]

Operations at LPIA “leveling off” after last week’s delays

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Aviation officials on Sunday reported that operations at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) are “levelling off” after numerous delays, inclement weather, the closure of international airports and the reported lack of runway space, which severely crippled operations last week at the country’s main gateway. As for the national flag carrier, Bahamasair, […]