Staggering HIV stats for country revealed

One in every 33 adults living in The Bahamas is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive, according to the Global Aids Monitoring Report 2017. The report, which represents statistics from 2015– 2017, reported 226 new diagnosis of HIV. Of that number, 16 per cent contracted aids in less than 12 months. More men became infected with the deadly virus than women – 57 […]

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Road to the Crown | 10 compete in Miss World Bahamas National Costume Competition

Beauty meets creativity in the 2018 Miss World Bahamas National Costume Competition  Contestants in the 2018 Miss World Bahamas competition recently competed in the National Costume Competition at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. Miss World UB, Miss World Ragged Island and Miss World Long Island, placed in the top three. The winner will be announced […]

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Tourism minister backpedals on Baha Mar

The opening of Baha Mar’s newest property, Rosewood, coupled with the resort’s uptick in tourist arrivals, seems to have prompted a change hearts for tourism minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, when it comes to future success of the $3.4 billion property. Before opening its doors in 2017, Baha Mar caught mountains of flack as many were doubtful […]

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‘Crime down’ reports doesn’t sit well with residents

While crime has reportedly decreased by more than 20 per cent over the last year, residents in “high crime” areas say they feel much differently about the statistics. Residents of Pinewood and Nassau Village told Eyewitness News yesterday they “don’t feel safe” in their homes, despite the low crime statistics recently reported by police. When […]

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HALT launches mission to attack childhood obesity, calls for ban on junk food

The Bahamas is number one in the Caribbean for childhood obesity, with 45 per cent of the country’s youth either obese or extremely overweight, according to recently released statistics. The stats have prompted a group of health professionals to lobby for the enactment of policies to combat what the group said is a growing epidemic. […]

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Stats on shanty towns revealed as eviction deadline nears

Shanty town residents in New Providence, most of whom are of Haitian decent, expressed anxiety and hopelessness Wednesday, as they spoke to Eyewitness News about their plight to find new homes before the end of July. Many refused to speak on camera out of fear of deportation, but the ones who did said, they will […]

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Fear grips community

Residents of the St. Barnabas community Wednesday expressed their growing concern about the recent sexual assault reports involving two female children. According to Police Superintendent Mark Barrett, officers conducted a walkabout in the area shortly after releasing a sketch of the alleged perpetrator. Barrett, who spoke with Eyewitness News yesterday explained, that his unit is using a […]

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