DPM: No expense spared to fix power woes

Temporary suspension to load shedding yesterday short-lived NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Government is expected to borrow an undetermined amount of money to correct what many have deemed as an energy crisis in New Providence, Eyewitness News can confirm. Following months of load shedding by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance […]

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D’Aguilar: Regulator close to a decision on SkyBahamas

Minister maintains he will not get involved, but has sought to ensure “fair process” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As SkyBahamas seeks to renew its air operators certificate, settle outstanding tenant debts and pay its employees, some of whom had filed a trade dispute for pay, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar maintained yesterday that he […]

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Tourism minister agrees to meet Compass Point owner

Ease of doing business expressed by Rodney shared among the private sector, says minister NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he did not provide a specific timeline, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that he plans to meet with Compass Point owner Leigh Rodney, who has threatened to shut the hotel and restaurant’s doors. […]

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Henfield has received no info. of recalls from Haitian embassy

Despite communication lapse, minister says relations remain strong between both countries NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he has not been advised of the recalls and transfers stemming from the Haitian Embassy in Nassau following a Haitian commission of inquiry investigation, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday that while he has not had an opportunity […]

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Man charged with murder of minister’s brother

Attorney for the accused alleges officer beat his client in custody NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lynden Williams, also known as ‘Peanut,’ of Ridgeland Park, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the shooting death of Cabreo Wells, the younger brother of Transport and Local Government Minister Renward Wells. Williams was not required to enter a plea […]

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Trial begins for former officer accused sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — the trial of a former police officer who is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl back in 2018 began yesterday in the Supreme Court. Dwayne Decosta, 55, a former police reserve sergeant, appeared before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson for day one of his trial. Decosta is charged with unlawful […]

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PM commits public finances to fix BPL

Minnis says generation shortfall is an emergency matter NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis confirmed yesterday that government is prepared to do whatever is necessary to provide Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) with the financing it needs to immediately address the country’s current state of intermittent power supply. “Whatever BPL needs, BPL will get […]

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BPL accepts consumers facing “crisis” with power woes

PM commits addtl. “emergency” resources to remedy generation shortfall NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Despite repeated public statements that the energy situation in The Bahamas had not reached crisis, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) yesterday acknowledged the excessive load shedding and grid strain has created “what amounts to a crisis” in terms of the impact on its […]

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BTC VSEPs will set company up for “rapid growth”

VSEPs offered to employees last Friday; figures not revealed NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he was unable to provide the number of employees Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) envisions disengaging through voluntary separation packages, BTC CEO Garfield Sinclair said yesterday that the latest exercise set up the company, which has been guarding its marketing share, for “real […]

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Lloyd: Load shedding likely to impact schools

Education officials considering contingency plans amid power “crisis” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While acknowledging that Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) persistent load shedding exercises will negatively impact operations at schools, Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd said yesterday he is confident that the power company’s executives are working to address the energy crisis. The minister said the […]

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Nearly 1,900 passports uncollected

Chief passport officer says application process has gotten smoother NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Passport Office’s Issuance Department has raised concern over the nearly 1,900 uncollected passports which were applied for by renewal applicants and has called on applicants to collect their passports to clear the passport backlog. Siobhan Dean, chief passport officer, told Eyewitness News […]

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Uptick in student enrollment at UB attributed to free tuition program

New and returning students who received grants thank govt. NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Richae Sturrup, a new Culinary Arts student at the University of The Bahamas (UB) is among the hundreds of new students who received tertiary education grants offered by the Minnis administration. Sturrup told Eyewitness News Online said the government grant helped to ease […]

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