Civilian divers discover pieces of crashed plane

RBDF search efforts questioned NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than two hours after civilian volunteer divers began an independent search on Thursday for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his twin-engine Aztec aircraft that went down miles off Love Beach one week ago; divers discovered pieces of the plane and have called into question the search and […]

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Predatory lending prevalent in The Bahamas

Described as modern day economic slavery, lending institutions with high-interest rates prey on the working class – many of whom are government employees with the ability to get salary deductions. Eyewitness News explores the issue as more and more Bahamians find themselves sinking into consumer debt.

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One Particular Harbour opens at The Pointe

The Pointe celebrated the topping off of its high-rise condominium – One Particular Harbor – Thursday evening with an official tour of the eight-story complex led by executives of The Pointe development and government officials. Construction on the multi-level condominium complex began 18 months ago and as developers have finally reached the topping off phase, […]

PM addresses UN General Assembly

As the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly wrapped up in New York Friday evening, world leaders said they are hoping the organisation will return to a more relevant UN. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis was among the many world leaders calling for transformation and a greater focus on addressing issues versus simply discussing them. […]

PM “committed” to lowering light bills

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis echoed the sentiments of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Whitney Heastie Thursday and told media that the government is lowering the cost of electricity as well as making the power company more reliable. Dr. Minnis said the government is monitoring BPL closely and will work toward lowering, not only electricity […]

PM to address Our Lucaya at next HOA meeting

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is expected to make a major announcement concerning the Grand Lucayan Hotel on Wednesday when the House of Assembly reconvenes. The announcement comes after Lucayan renewal Holdings Limited Chairman Michael Scott told the media on Thursday that if the government chooses to move forward with renovations, the choice will likely be […]

Heastie defends foreign workers at BPL

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) told Eyewitness News Thursday that overhauling Clifton Pier and its efficiency is a major party of why the company made the decision to bring in foreign expertise from a long-time partnership to assist the company’s endeavours. The news comes after Union executives accused BPL of hiring foreign workers instead of Bahamians […]