FNM questions credibility of media

The Free National Movement (FNM) has brought into question the credibility of the media in a recent statement claiming that the recent publishing of a “made up interview” in the Nassau Guardian speaks to the matter of ethics in journalism. The paper published an article last Saturday, which falsely quoted Deputy to the Governor’s General […]

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Delinquent straw vendors partly to blame for market condition

New developments in the case of straw vendors emerged yesterday, as Works Minister Desmond Bannister told Eyewitness News that the failure of those vendors to live up to their weekly rent obligations is partly the reason the market is presently in dire straits. Bannister insisted that the rent is needed to help with the upkeep […]

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Miller sues govt. for $70 million, claims govt. conspiracy

Former Tall Pines Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Miller is suing the government for nearly $100 million, according to Miller’s attorney Damien Gomez, QC. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Gomez said, Mr. Miller could receive up to $70 million in damages. According to documents filed in the Supreme Court on Monday, Miller is suing […]

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Fiscal Responsibility Bill to be tabled next week

The long-awaited Fiscal Responsibility Bill will be tabled in Parliament next week after Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis returns from addressing the United Nations (UN), according to the press secretary. The tabling comes after lobbyists agitated for the bill’s tabling, following the recent increase in value-added tax to ensure that collected revenue is properly accounted for. Press […]

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Press Secretary defends PM decision on Sir Roland

Press Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister Anthony Newbold told media Tuesday that debate on the bill to allow for the redevelopment of theOver-the-Hill communities will commence next week. The bill, if passed, will make the communities tax-free zones as a way means to spur economic growth. Newbold also defended Prime Minister D.r Hubert […]

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Hot summer ahead warns Met Dept.

Bahamians urged to stay hydrated Officials in the Meteorology Department confirmed Tuesday that summer temperatures will continue to spike and warned Bahamians to take the necessary precautions to ensure that they remain hydrated. While the weather office provides daily daytime high temperatures which can soar well into the 90’s, Deputy Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean warned […]

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Porters forced to carry patients floor to floor in PMH

The public-run Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is coming under scrutiny again as the country’s top health official revealed recently that the hospital’s main elevators are out of service, forcing porters and nurses to physically carry patients from floor to floor. Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands, who spoke one on one with Eyewitness News said, the elevator will remain inoperable for at […]

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W&SC mgmt. defends firings, says was in best interest of company

Management at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (W&SC) defended the firing of three employees last week while blasting executives of The Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) Monday. W&SC Chairman Adrian Gibson told the media yesterday, that while the union called foul play in their decision, management at the country’s primary water facility […]

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Bahamian lobbies for first medicinal marijuana license

As the marijuana debate continues, Elliot Marshall Hepburn – a Bahamian living abroad and owner of Proper RX Collective and Bahama Can – applied for a business license to be the first authorised seller of medical marijuana in Nassau and Grand Bahama. Hepburn, who currently lives and operates his companies abroad said, he is closely monitoring […]

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Potholes a money maker for tire shops

The government is expected to spend an estimated $360,000 on pothole repair this year alone, according to Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister. Bannister told Eyewitness News via phone on Monday, that “seven to eight persons “are currently contracted to fix potholes for $50,000 each. Motorists complained to Eyewitness News that potholes are a dime a dozen […]

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