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 […]

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PM asks cab drivers to ‘stand down’ until he returns from Belgium

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Members of The Bahamas Taxicab Union were asked on Monday to stand down on their treats to withdraw services and eventually strike until the prime minister returns from his trip to Brussels Belgium, according to Bahamas Taxicab Union president Wesley Ferguson. Last Friday, union members shut down services at the Lynden Pindlng […]

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Taxi drivers stage sit-out at LPIA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Chaos erupted at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Friday morning, after hundreds of taxi drivers refused to show up for work, a move which forced tourism officials to find alternative means to get visitors to their local destinations. The taxi drivers’ sit-out on Friday came on the heels of months […]

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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 […]

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29% increase in traffic fatalities

Pedestrian deaths nearly doubled   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Fatal car crashes trended upward once again in 2018 with a reported 29 per cent increase in deaths involving motor vehicles, according to statistics released by Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson this week. There were 63 traffic accidents last year which resulted in 69 deaths. In 2017, […]

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Cab drivers will strike if necessary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Taxicab Drivers Union, Wesley Ferguson, on Tuesday rallied scores of cab drivers to hopefully strategize a plan to address the many challenges of drivers, mainly being overlooked by major hotels who are reportedly opting to secure their personal transportation or those of major tour bus operators rather than […]

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GB bus drivers stage protest

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former school bus drivers in Grand Bahama were up-in-arms on Monday morning, following alleged premature cancellations of their contracts which reportedly had another two-years before they were due to expire. The disgruntled drivers staged a protest and have called the contract cancellations a “political move,” according to Kevin Ferguson, former bus driver. […]

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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 […]

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, […]

Canadian Govt. expanding biometrics programme

Persons on study and work permit, or permanent resident visa will need to provide biometrics   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A statement released Sunday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs outlined that Canada is in the final phases of expanding its biometrics programme globally to include all foreign nationals (unless exempt) who are applying for a […]

Aviation minister signs 10 air services agreements and 7 MOUs at ICAN event

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar recently led a delegation to the 11th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAN) negotiating event, where he attended negotiations on air services in Nairobi, Kenya from December 10 –14. The Bahamas conducted some 24 meetings over the five-day period, where D’Aguilar signed 10 Air Services Agreements […]

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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D’Aguilar: Govt. to review airport lighting policy

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that the tragic plane crash of pilot Byron Ferguson on November 8 in waters off Nirvana Beach could prompt the government to review a long-standing lighting policy relating to airports throughout the Family Islands. There have been widespread criticisms of authorities’ handling of the search and […]

Sea, shoreline search for pilot continues

More airplane debris recovered Sunday NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three rounds of search dives led by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines on Sunday marked day 10 of search and recovery efforts for pilot Byron Ferguson. Ferguson’s twin engine aircraft crashed in waters off the western tip of New Providence on Nov. 8, but only pieces of […]