Questions linger over cruise port bidding process

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Citizens for a Better Bahamas (CBB) Chairman Lemarque Campbell yesterday questioned how the government will ensure its request for proposals (RFP) process for Nassau’s cruise port development is fair and transparent. He said stakeholders nor the public have been involved or apprised as to what the government envisions for the port or […]

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DPM: Grand Lucayan could turn profit before resale

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Before its projected resale in the second quarter of 2019, the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama, could stop operating at a loss and turn a profit under government ownership, according to Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest. In an interview with Eyewitness News Online, Turnquest said there are several “exciting business […]

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PM Encourages BHTA to diversify multi-island tourism product and ‘go solar’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis addressed the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Board of Directors and Membership Annual Meeting in the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He challenged the association to do more to further diversify the tourism product and continue to promote The Bahamas as a multi-island […]

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Bahamian company wins “Best Destination Management Company”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Cacique International Limited (Cacique International) on Wednesday announced that it recently won a prestigious 2018 Stella Award from Northstar Meetings Group. The Cacique team was awarded the “Best DMC – International and U.S. Territories” Award in the second year of the program. The Stella Awards, which is one of the leading international […]

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Foreign Affairs refutes allegations made on social media

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it has been made aware of information circulating on social media – in this instance – the posting of a photograph of an unnamed man who alleges that the Haitian Government is denying entry to Haitian nationals repatriated or deported from The Bahamas and are […]

Rights Bahamas calls for action following “police slapping” video

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After a video of a Royal Bahamas Police Force officer slapping a man went viral over the weekend,  Rights Bahamas has called on Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson and Minister of National Security Marvin Dames to take immediate action. “We urge you to reprimand this behavior and publicly apologize to the people […]

We want out!

150 employees at Our Lucaya accept voluntary separation packages One hundred and fifty of the 400 employees at the Our Lucaya Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama have accepted Voluntary Separation Packages (VSEP), according to President of the Commonwealth Union of Hotel Services and Allied Workers Union (CUHSAWU), Michelle Dorsett. In a recent interview with Eyewitness News, […]

Tourism tackles crime

Officials of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation on Wednesday hosted a one-day Tourism safety and security workshop for tourism industry stakeholders and law enforcement agencies. The workshop, held at the British Colonial Hilton was facilitated by the Ministry’s Visitor Safety and Security Department, and was held to offer strategies that would bring greater […]

Major gateway shuts down

After effects of an electrical shortage, Saturday night caused the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to briefly cease all operations Sunday afternoon. According to intelligence, air conditioning in the air traffic control tower went out resulting in the airport’s runways having to close temporarily with no planes able to land or takeoff. Eyewitness News spoke with General Manager for […]

One Particular Harbour opens at The Pointe

The Pointe celebrated the topping off of its high-rise condominium – One Particular Harbor – Thursday evening with an official tour of the eight-story complex led by executives of The Pointe development and government officials. Construction on the multi-level condominium complex began 18 months ago and as developers have finally reached the topping off phase, […]