Layoffs not a concern at BCB

As the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB) makes a second attempt to transform the state-ran entity into a public broadcasting station (PBS), Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) President Bernard Evans said he is not concerned about feared layoffs. Back in 2010, more than 40 employees were either terminated or took voluntary separation packages, […]

S9 is here!

Samsung Electronics has officially launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in stores around The Bahamas, with the company’s latest flagship smartphones on shelves as of Friday, April 6. Terry Weech, sales manager for Latin America said, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ introduce an array of innovative features to the Galaxy series. “We are excited […]

GB Police deny uptick in crime

Police on Grand Bahama have denied an uptick in serious crime, namely murders, despite the most recent incident over the Easter holiday weekend. Northern District Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Samuel Butler told Eyewitness News Wednesday, that there isn’t sufficient evidence to reveal an increase in murder on the island. ACP Butler’s comments came on […]

Unhealthy food could cost more as price protection is removed

Despite failing to remove value-added tax (VAT) from breadbasket items as promised, the Minnis administration intends to remove price protection from “the deadliest grocery items”, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said during a town hall meeting on Thursday. Dr. Sands addressed meeting attendees at the T.G Glover Primary School yesterday evening, which was aimed at […]

Dwight Major back in jail

Possession and the possession with the intent to supply 283 pounds of marijuana are the two charges that put known drug lord Dwight Major back before a judge on Thursday. The 50-year-old was stood before Magistrate Samuel McKinney alongside Romell Virgill Rolle, 47. According to investigators, the two were found in possession of the drugs […]

DPM reiterates colleague, says Govt. can cancel Oban deal at anytime

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said Thursday the government can cancel the agreement with OBAN energies “at any time” and, any assertion that the government is “locked in”, with no way out, is “nonsense”. During his keynote address at the University of The Bahamas (UB) commencement at Grand Lucayan on Thursday morning, the finance minister […]

Health minister calls for calm heads amid nurses’ strike threat

“Respectful and open dialogue”, is what Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said he believes will bring some resolve to burning issues expressed by the Bahamas Nurses’ Union (BNU), which is up-in-arms over a shift system implemented by the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). Nurses threatened industrial action if the government is unable to force PHA’s hand […]

100 to receive voluntary separation packages

More than 100 employees at the Cable & Wireless (C&W) operated Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) have applied and have been approved for its recent voluntary separation package (VSEP), as the telecoms giant attempts to streamline its operations in the face of competition. President of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) Bernard Evans, told […]

Florida ride service for Bahamians by Bahamians

Bahamians supporting Bahamians is the thinking behind Homeboy – a new ride company aimed at providing transportation services for Bahamians travelling abroad, particularly to south Florida. Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Rodney Collie said, Homeboy is a fully Bahamian-owned company, using only Bahamian drivers and offering services to make the lives of Bahamians easier. […]