Woman dies in hospital after smashing window of home

Graphic footage of the incident circulated on social media NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Authorities were yesterday investigating the death of a women who reportedly sustained injuries to her arm after she smashed the glass window of a residence on Butterfly Close, off Soldier Road, on Saturday. Paramedics transported the woman to hospital where she died. The […]

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Vulnerable workers increase slightly year-on-year

DPM: Govt. focused on increasing permanent jobs NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The rate of vulnerable workers in The Bahamas has declined in the last months, according to Department of Statistics Senior Statistician Cypreanna Winters. The department released the latest Labour Force Survey last Friday. According to the latest survey, there were 14,745 vulnerable workers, compared to […]

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Plane veers off runway in emergency landing

LPIA operations disrupted for over an hour NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A plane that made an emergency landing at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Saturday, veered off the runway upon touchdown and ended up on its nose. According to authorities, the Canadair Challenger aircraft departed Pompano Beach Florida with two pilots — a American and […]

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Young women more likely to be jobless

Men over 55, more likely to be unemployed NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Despite possessing higher academic qualifications that their male counterparts, unemployment was higher among women in The Bahamas, according to the latest Labour Force Survey. The survey was released by the Department of Statistics last Friday. According to the data, the unemployment rate declined nationally […]

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Minister of Public Works defends director amid nepotism allegations

Omar Archer suggests director of works should be fired NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister has defended the ministry’s director, Melanie Roach, amid Contractors Registrar Omar Archer’s strong criticisms and allegations of nepotism with the issuance of government contracts. In a voice note that made the rounds on social media, Archer alleged […]

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PMH Medical Records Dept. employees walkout following malfunctioned AC

Minister of Health says matter has been resolved NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Employees in the records Department of Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) yesterday walked off the job, citing a malfunctioned air conditioning system for what many said were unbearable working conditions. Bahamas Public Service Union President Kimsley Ferguson toldEyewitness News Onlinethat he was made aware of […]

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Butler blames SkyBahamas’ high debt the result of free trips to FNMs

CEO blames former DPM, a former shareholder NASSAU, BAHAMAS — SkyBahamas is currently battling an estimated $500,000 debt with the Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Company, which its CEO Captain Randy Butler said is due to excessive free travel dished out by former shareholder Peter Turnquest, the deputy prime minister and minister of finance. While there […]

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Load shedding could continue until March 2020

URCA has requested for BPL to comply with power outage reports NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Insisting that Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) is now in a “catastrophic” position, Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard said yesterday that consumers could be faced with load shedding to some extent until early next year. “Forget the talk […]

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Three rescued from plane crash off Bimini

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- A good Samaritan fishing vessel rescued three people this morning after their plane crashed in waters off Bimini, according to authorities. While the cause of the crash remains unknown, the United States Coast Guard says the twin-engine aircraft went down approximately 20 miles east of Bimini. The survivors were transferred to Bahamian authorities […]

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Compass Point faced license revocation last year

Hotel Licensing Board: “The operator was defiant in his position” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the owner of Compass Point threatens to close the resort’s doors if the Minnis administration does not improve the ease of doing business in The Bahamas by the next general election, a letter from the Hotel Licensing Board obtained by Eyewitness […]

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PAC pauses work until House speaker’s ruling is handed down

Davis laments state of affairs and the FNM’s management of the nation’s finances NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Public Account Committee (PAC), which is charged with ensuring accountability in the government’s expenditure of public finances, remains in limbo as it awaits a ruling from House of Assembly Speaker Halson Moultrie on the scope of its investigations. […]

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