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 […]

PLP chairman slams PM for travelling to Belgium

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The prime minister is catching heat from the opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for his recent decision to travel to meet high-ranking officials of the European Commission. PLP Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell slammed Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis via a press statement issued Monday. Mitchell suggested that the prime minister made a […]

PM departs for Brussels

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is seen here departing the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for Brussels Belgium yesterday to hold bilateral talks with high-ranking officials of the European Commission. Discussions will focus on matters relating to the fulfillment by The Bahamas of its commitments to the EU, and how those commitments will be implemented […]

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 […]

Investigators to complete preliminary crash report in March

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) continue to probe a plane crash that took place last November in waters off Nirvana Beach, investigators will complete their preliminary report and make it available to the public in March. Kendall Dorsett, the operations investigator for the AAID, told Eyewitness News Online that in […]

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, […]

Arawak Cay vendors assoc. decry travel advisories

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following warnings issued by the Canadian government and Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas this month on the safety of visitors at Fish Fry, Rodney Russell, president of the Arawak Cay Conch, Fish, Vegetable and Food Vendors Association asserted yesterday that the popular cultural village and string of restaurants is being unfairly […]

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 […]

Nassau Air Flight Services and AAAWU sign industrial agreement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After almost four years, Nassau Air Flight Services (NAFS) and the Airport Airline and Allied Workers’ Union (AAAWU) signed an industrial agreement last Friday at the Department of Labour. According to Ricardo Rolle, a representative of NAFS, the agreement resolves longstanding financial issues between both parties dating back to February 2015 when […]