RBDF Marine charged with Govt. House murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jevon Seymour, 35, a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marine, was charged on Friday with the April 28, 2019 murder of RBDF Officer Philip Perpall. Seymour, who was escorted into the magistrate court by more than a dozen armed police officers, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, charged with the shooting death […]

Establishment of a National Productivity Council is the focus of GB Chamber event

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Increasing the productivity of the Bahamian workforce to ensure that the country remains competitive regionally and globally, has become the focus of a public relations campaign launched by The National Tripartite Council (NTC). During the NTC’s 2019 Annual General Assembly, consultation on a bill to establish The Bahamas National Productivity Council […]

Govt to pursue businesses not paying VAT

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With only 63.7 percent of its budgeted revenue collected for this fiscal term, finance minister Peter Turnquest revealed on Tuesday that the government will be going after business owners who have been delinquent in paying their Value Added Tax (VAT) contributions. “We are recruiting a number of accountants to help beef-up our […]

Police Commissioner commends hundreds of officers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A little over 140 police officers were awarded Commissioner Commendations yesterday in New Providence. The awards ceremony hosted at the Paul Farquharson headquarters on East Street follows a similar ceremony hosted in Grand Bahama on Wednesday. Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson presented each of the awardees with certificates of honor for their hard […]

Case of Paralegal adjourned as she was a no-show in court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jeleah Turnquest, a 34-year-old paralegal of Soldier Road was a no-show yesterday in Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain’s court. Turnquest was charged earlier this year for stealing by reason of service. According to prosecutors, she allegedly stole $346,500 dollars from foreign buyers in a property sale. Turnquest pleaded not guilty to the […]

Ferreira: Govt. homes sold by former administration were overpriced

Former BMC chairman refutes claim NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Government homes under the former Christie administration were being sold for tens of thousands of dollars more than they were worth, according to Minister of Housing Romauld Ferreira, who told Eyewitness News on Tuesday that Bahamians were not getting value for money. “What we found was the […]

PM: Zero pressure from U.S. to alter China/Bahamas relations

Minnis says he told Trump China and The Bahamas will remain allies   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said he reaffirmed to United States President Donald Trump during multilateral meetings last Friday that The Bahamas and China are allies which both enjoy a “good working relationship, and that will not change”. Minnis […]

BAMSI’s new refrigeration container to extend produce shelf life

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) continues to build economic capacity with the recent engagement of a refrigeration transport container that will transform its post harvesting marketing protocols, reducing spoilage and wastage by 40 per cent or more and adding value and a longer shelf life to its fresh produce, […]

Dr. Minnis chats with Jamaica’s PM at CARICOM

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS & NEVIS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, along with Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness arrived in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis on Monday for the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  Prime Minister Minnis is pictured (right) in conversation with Prime […]

The Bahamas supports recognition of Juan Guaidó as Interim President of Venezuela

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Thursday, said it wished to inform that a Special Meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held on January 24 to address the critical on-going political crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and The Bahamas […]

Sands assures PMH employees will receive December overtime pay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands on Tuesday refuted the contents of a memo that was reportedly circulating over the weekend, which asserted that Princess Margaret Hospital employees who had worked overtime during the month of December will not be paid for those extra hours. Speaking to reporters before heading to the […]