Symonette: Despite the country’s relationship with China, Bahamians should not worry about influx of Chinese

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Immigration and Financial Services, Brent Symonette said yesterday that despite the Bahamas’ growing relationship with China, the country should not worry about an influx of Chinese migrants to our shores. “There have been Heads of Agreements entered into with the government, with regards to Baha Mar and now with The […]

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U.S. judge declares newlywed lost at sea in The Bahamas, dead

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A United States judge has declared a missing newlywed dead, nearly two years after she and her husband went missing while honeymooning in The Bahamas. According to the Associated Press (AP), Isabella Hellman, 41, has been presumed dead at sea by court order. Her husband — Lewis Bennet, 42, pled guilty to […]

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Gunman orders patrons to “leave” before robbing Curly’s

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A masked gunman stormed the premises of Curly’s Restaurant and Bar on West Bay Street around 2 a.m. yesterday and held patrons and an employee at gunpoint before robbing the nighttime spot. According to sources, the gunman walked from the street and weaved through the populated restaurant, pointing a firearm at several […]

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FNM says ‘PLP’s record doesn’t hold water’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Free National Movement (FNM) on Thursday assured that despite the Opposition’s criticism of the existing state of the economy, the government is repairing the country’s troubling credit rating and have taken steps  to ensure two straight years of positive economic growth after five years of negative GDP numbers under the former […]

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Illegal drugs and firearms recovered in Exuma

Officers on the island of Exuma conductedSpecial Duty Operations in three settlements and recovered a quantity of dangerous drugs and two illegal firearms on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. In the first incident, shortly before 5:00a.m., officers, acting on intelligence, searched an abandoned building in the settlement of Harts and discovered 25 packages of cocaine. In […]

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Frank Smith’s lawyer: Magistrate did nothing wrong when she criticized Sands and Dames

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt did nothing wrong when she criticized Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands and National Security Minister Marvin Dames for their involvement in the Frank Smith bribery and extortion trial, according to Smith’s attorney, Keith Knight, QC. On Tuesday, Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskins asserted that the chief magistrate was […]

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Majority of air accidents involved foreign pilots/US-registered aircraft

14 percent decrease in air occurrences year-on-year NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The overwhelming majority of air incidents and accidents between January 2017 and December 31, 2018, involved United States-registered aircraft with foreign pilots, Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) records obtained by Eyewitness News Online reveal. In an interview with Eyewitness News Online, chief investigator of the […]

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Lloyd: Viral videos involving minors now under active police investigation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A number of viral videos involving minors, which made the rounds on social media in recent days, are presently being investigated by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd revealed Wednesday. While addressing parliamentarians in the House of Assembly, the education minister invited the government to consider punitive measures for […]

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BPL: Load shedding expected to continue until week of May 20th

BPL says it has insufficient generation to meet the demand on its system NASSAU, BAHAMAS  –  As persistent power outages continue to plague many areas in the capital, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) on Wednesday confirmed that it has been conducting load shedding in the capital since May 10th. The company noted, however, that BPL […]

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GB police investigating apparent drowning

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Police in the nation’s second city are investigating an apparent drowning that occurred on Thursday, May 14, 2019. According to police reports, shortly after 9:00p.m. on Thursday, police were called to Portacall Drive on Bahama Terrace near the canal, where they discovered a white truck submerged under water. Officers of the […]

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COA dismisses appeal of man jailed for possession of attempted murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A man jailed for 15 years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger two others had his appeal dismissed yesterday by the Court of Appeal. Rauel Pierre was charged with the April 29, 2014, attempted murders of Rashad Farrington and Kimberley Goodman in addition to two counts of possession with […]

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