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 […]

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Georgia man tells police R. Kelly’s manager threatened him

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer’s manager threatened him. Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn’t air, according […]

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Junkanoo season ends but One Family still making an impact

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – For the past 24 years, the One Family Junkanoo group has been a staple in the East Street community, creating leaders and helping those in need. It is an achievement that group chairman Darren Bastian says its members are most proud of. Despite winning the 2018 Boxing Day Junkanoo parade, Bastian said […]

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Startup Grind launches Nassau chapter

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Startup Grind launched its Nassau chapter over the weekend. Startup Grind is a Google-powered global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs across the globe. The Nassau chapter was started on Saturday by Brandsy Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gershwine Greene. The University of Virginia Tech sophomore said […]

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Private airport operators in need of another runway

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the Ministry of Tourism has dubbed 2018 as “the best year for tourist arrivals,” private airport operators in New Providence are hoping to see some improvement in airport infrastructure, mainly with the construction of a new runway. The airport operators at Odyssey and Jet Aviation told Eyewitness News Online that they […]

Morton Salt workers to strike

Members of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union, representing unionized Morton Salt employees, on Tuesday, voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike. The strike vote took place yesterday in Matthew Town, Inagua.  After the polls closed last night at 6:00 p.m., union president Jennifer Brown said she was pleased with the turnout and […]

Multi-million dollar development under construction at Palm Cay

An ultra-luxe condominium and penthouse complex currently under construction at Palm Cay in south-eastern New Providence is expected to inject millions of dollars into the country’s economy and will provide 155 jobs for Bahamians, according to Rob Batchelor, the CEO of Palm Cay. The new addition called, “One Marina,” will feature 84 two and three-bedroom […]

BAMSI enters the Tilapia market

BAMSI Looks To Sustainable Fisheries With Launch Of Aquaculture Project Some 3,000 Andros-grown tilapia are being prepped to hit the Bahamas retail market in early 2019.  The farm raised fish will help fill the demand left after the closure of the Nassau Grouper season, a senior official at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) announced. The […]