BREAKING: 2 dead in 2 separate traffic fatalities

Police are investigating the country’s latest traffic fatalities that have left two persons dead. The first incident occurred late Sunday evening on East Bay Street. A man was confirmed dead at the scene. Police confirmed a second incident less than four hours later just after 3:00 a.m. on Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads where a female pedestrian […]

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Environmentalists: Disney HOA reveals worst fears

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several environmentalists yesterday characterized the heads of agreement for Disney’s $250 million project in Eleuthera, which was made public yesterday, as a realization of “our worst environmental, economic and societal fears”. In a joint statement, reEarth, Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF), Save The Bays, and Waterkeepers Bahamas said the agreement represents […]

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Tourist arrivals not affected by Boeing 737 Max suspension

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The tourism industry has experienced little to no impact from Boeing’s decision to ground its global fleet of 737 Max aircraft, according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar says stop-over arrivals, especially from the United States (US), have proven to remain steady despite the ongoing investigation into one of […]

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NAD: Grounding of Boeing Max planes not expected to impact LPIA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The grounding of Boeing 737 Max series 8 and 9 by most major airlines, following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend involving the model, is not expected to impact operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), according to Nassau Airport Development Company Limited’s (NAD) Vice President of Marketing & Communications Jan […]

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Opposition slams govt. for “secret deal” signed with Disney

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Various stakeholders are calling into question government’s recent Heads of Agreement (HOA) signed with Disney Cruise Lines to construct a $400 million-dollar cruise port and entertainment facility on Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera. The deal was inked last week but was only made public on the weekend. Not only are questions surfacing on why […]

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Govt.: Disney HOA to be tabled March 20

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After being slammed by the Opposition and environmentalists for not allowing the media to attend last week’s Heads of Agreement signing for Disney’s proposed development at Lighthouse Point in  Bannerman Town, South Eleuthera, the government announced last night that in the interest of transparency and accountability, the Heads of Agreement will be […]

Bahamas Taxicab Union launches partnership with Global Ports Holding

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having been selected as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Nassau’s cruise port, Global Port Holdings first order of business was to formally meet with Executives of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union (BTCU),  the Prince George Wharf Taxi Association  and the Downtown Nassau Partnership in regards to the redevelopment of Prince […]

Royal Caribbean confident in “resurgence” of Grand Lucayan and GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) President and CEO Michael Bayley said yesterday that the company, and its partners, are approximately at the halfway point of finalizing a proposal to the government for the acquisition of the Grand Lucayan Resort. RCCL and Mexican port developer, ITM Group, partnered in a bid to acquire […]

After US advisory, Jet-ski operators say procedures have been amended

But tourists say they feel safe   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Local jet ski operators shot down the concerns of the U.S. government on Wednesday, who noted in its latest travel advisory that operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. The U.S. Department of State released another level two advisory last week on […]

D’Aguilar: U.S. travel advisory is “inaccurate, outdated”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the travel advisory released by the United States (U.S.) Department of State on Monday caught the Ministry of Tourism by surprise, tourism minister Dionisio D’Aguilar told Eyewitness News Online that the “exaggerated release” will have no effect on tourist arrivals from the U.S. D’Aguilar said he found the release to be […]

Global Ports Holding selected as preferred cruise port bidder

Govt. eyes majority Bahamian ownership in $250 million project   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Tourism yesterday announced Global Ports Holding (GPH) Limited as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Nassau’s cruise port, marking the beginning of negotiations to formulate an agreement with the government. “The proposal put forth by Global Ports was […]

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 […]

Another body retrieved from waters

Total body count stands at 30; capsized vessel was carrying 83 persons   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The death toll of Haitian migrants who perished when their boat capsized last weekend continues to rise after another body believed to be that of a Haitian national was retrieved from waters in Abaco on Wednesday. A statement released […]

Bahamas records lowest ever number of annual port state control detentions

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) announced on Tuesday that it has recorded its lowest ever number of annual detentions following port state control (PSC) inspections with only 24 ships being detained in 2018. “These results build on the BMA’s impressive track record of supporting its maritime clients comprehensively, rapidly and proactively,” said Minister of Transport […]