Sands’ testimony causes conflict in court

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands was expected to explain to the court on Wednesday, why he granted  a$1.8 million cleaning contract to Magic Touch Cleaning Company owned by Barbara Hanna, without board approval, however, Dr. Sands was stopped minutes into his testimony due to what the defense claimed was more a less a breakdown in […]

Amend The Pointe HOA, contractors association president says

Head of the Bahamas Contractors Association (BCA) Leonard Sands has called for a review of the heads of agreement (HOA) between government and contractors of The Pointe Resort – China Construction America (CCA) – in order to cause for more Bahamian workers to be engaged in the construction of the project. On Tuesday, Labour Minister […]

Fire delays opening of school in Rum Cay

A government delegation is headed to Rum Cay today to conduct an independent investigation a fire that erupted in the kitchen on the campus of Rum Cay All Age School on Saturday. During a press conference yesterday, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said, details surrounding the cause of the blaze were unclear and, as a result, […]

Corporate and civic organizations help ready inner city kids for school today

Numerous  civic and community organizations held back-to-school events throughout New Providence, to help as best they could hundreds of less fortunate students prepare for the start of the 2018/2019 school year. Eyewitness News caught up with several of those groups over the weekend, including mTech Computer Company, which partnered with the Rotoract Club of East […]

Court orders gaming tax delay

A small victory for gaming operators after they were able to secure at least another month before any additional taxes are implemented. Government agreed to “hold off” until after the matter can be heard before the courts. Attorneys representing members of the Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) appeared before Justice Indra Charles Friday morning for […]

“Staunchly opposed!” BNT says on Disney development for Lighthouse Point

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is “staunchly opposed” to a proposed development for Lighthouse Point in Eleuthera, the head of the conservation arm confirmed Friday. Disney Cruise announced its intentions recently to purchase 700 acres at the southern tip of Eleuthera, where Lighthouse Point sits, to develop a cruise port. However, BNT Executive Director Eric […]

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