St. Valentine Regatta skippers receive their awards

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Skippers that competed in the 2019 St. Valentine Regatta last weekend received their awards today at a special ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the ministry responsible for regattas. This year’s event was hosted in honour of its founder Eleazor “Barber J” Johnson, who passed away last month. Johnson’s […]

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Bannister: “Disappointed” with the opposition absenting

“Disappointed” is what Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said this morning in the House of Assembly, noting the empty chairs of the four opposing members of Parliament (MP) who have continued their boycott of parliamentary proceedings. Bannister said the opposing members have a duty to the House and the Bahamian people to be present, and […]

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Former BPL board members sue Bannister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Board members, including the board’s former chairperson Darnell Osborne are suing Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister for damages for wrongful dismissal, alleged misfeasance and slander. In three separate writs obtained by Eyewitness News Online, Osborne, Nicola Thompson, a former board of directors; and Roy […]

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Foulkes ‘blindsided’ by GIBC Digital layoffs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Conflicting information gathered by Eyewitness News Online Tuesday suggested that labour minister Dion Foulkes might have been blindsided by sizeable layoffs at a tech company in Grand Bahama. Foulkes, while addressing media outside of Cabinet on Tuesday morning, insisted that he had no knowledge of layoffs at GIBC Digital in Grand Bahama. […]

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Beckles: More private sector layoffs imminent

If measures are not taken to reduce the high cost of doing business, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Jeffery Beckles, predicts that more layoffs could take place in the private sector. His comments follow the termination of 73 workers from Commonwealth Brewery earlier this week and additional layoffs in Grand […]

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AG: Deficiencies listed by EU Commission perceived, largely addressed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel asserted on Tuesday that the European Union (EU) College of Commissioners used incorrect and “old information” to support its recent listing of The Bahamas as a haven for money laundering and terrorist financing. “The reason we got listed in this EU commissioner’s list, is because of perceived deficiencies […]

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COP: Investigation launched to examine claims of police brutality

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a father’s report that he was brutalized while in police custody over the weekend, Commissioner of Police (COP) Anthony Ferguson said an investigation has been launched by the Royal Bahamas Police Force to investigate such claims. Shavard Bain Sr. was taken into custody by officers of the Central […]

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Opposition maintains House boycott today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The House of Assembly will once again sit today in absence of opposition members who have maintained their boycott of parliamentary proceedings. “We will be absenting ourselves from Parliament tomorrow,” said the leader of opposition business in the House Picewell Forbes, the MP for Mangrove Cay and South Andros. “That is the […]

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Foulkes addresses ongoing labour woes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following mass layoffs at Commonwealth Brewery on Monday, continuing tension between employees at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and its executive management team and ongoing employee tension at Morton Salt in Inagua; labour minister Dion Foulkes provided Eyewitness News Online with an update on how these labor issues are being actively addressed. […]

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Wells fails to give update on post office relocation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Renward Wells, Minister of Transport and Local Government, casually blew off the media on Tuesday morning when pressed for an update on the relocation of the General Post Office to its new location. “I will not be answering any questions about the post office today. I will address the media about that […]

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Bahamas Stars set to host collegiate soccer showcase

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Stars organization is hosting a collegiate soccer showcase for local high school athletes this weekend at the Roscoe Davies Field. A total of five colleges, including the University of The Bahamas (UB), will be represented at the single-day event. Along with the skills showcase on Saturday and Sunday, there will […]

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Commonwealth Brewery Limited makes 73 jobs redundant

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Another group of persons will join the unemployment line as Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) announced on Monday that the jobs of 73 employees were made redundant. A statement released yesterday from the company outlined that CBL recently implemented a new structure for the company’s retail division, 700 Wines and Spirits, and the […]

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Father of kidnapped boy alleges he was brutalized

Files complaint with RBPF’s Complaints and Corruption Unit   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The father of 3-year-old Shavard Bain Jr. who was kidnapped on Sunday and returned the next day has made an official complaint to the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Complaints and Corruption Unit, alleging police brutality. Sharvard Bain Sr., said that while offering information […]

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BGOA president wants Bowe to retract statements

But Bowe says Major misinterpreted his comments   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Gaming Operator’s Association (BGOA) has taken grave exception to statements made by the Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association (CBA), which suggest that the local gaming industry is a conduit for money laundering. Gershon Major, President, BGOA, via a press statement issued […]

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Govt. ministers respond to ongoing unrest in Haiti

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Political unrest continues in Haiti and The Bahamas is on guard for the potential influx of illegal Haitian immigrants, both immigration and foreign affairs ministers confirmed to Eyewitness News Online Monday. The Bahamas embassy ceased operations in Haiti last week and all consular staff were flown back to Nassau. Over the weekend, […]

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Mitchell weighs in on halted deportations to Haiti

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Progressive Liberal Party chairman and former minister of foreign affairs, Senator Fred Mitchell, on Monday weighed in on the government’s decision to put a temporary freeze on the deportation of Haitian nationals. A statement released Saturday from the Office of the Prime Minister outlined that due to political unrest and violence in […]

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