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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Sued: Gaming operators file class action suit against govt.

Attorneys representing members of The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) will appear before Justice Indra Charles this morning for a hearing, after filing a class action lawsuit against government late yesterday afternoon. The move is based on the sliding scale tax of the industry that will go into effect on September 1st. Lead attorney, Alfred […]

Gaming minister reacts to class action suit

Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, who holds responsibility for gaming, told Eyewitness News Thursday that the date stands for the implementation of the sliding tax for gaming operators. The idea of the new tax was initially introduced during the government’s mid-year budget presentation. That initial plan was to levy the tax on July 31st, but the […]

Impacted residents weigh in on new landfill company

Former Member of Parliament for Tall Pines Leslie Miller stated Thursday that the $130 million first phase of Providence Advisors Waste Resources Development Group’s (WRDG) Landfill operations as stated by its President Kenwood Kerr, is astronomical and ridiculous. “I find $130 million to be astronomical for the remediation of our dump here on Harold Rd […]

Sands says governments purchase of Grand Lucayan is good

Bahamas Contractors Association President Leonard Sands says the renovation of the Grand Lucayan resort will cost up to an estimated $25 million, a better deal than the figure Sands says was estimated by others. “I’ve heard figures thrown out like 100 million -that’s not realistic,” he said. “The entire property only needs a refresh not […]

UB pedestrian crossing met with mixed reviews

A new pedestrian system designed to make college students feel safer crossing University Drive was met with mixed reviews on Thursday. Works Minister Desmond Bannister told members of the media, the High Intensity Activated Cross Walk (HAWK) became a priority after three University of the Bahamas (UB) students were struck by cars attempting to cross […]

Former head of the church holds firm to stance to legalize weed

Bishop Simeon Hall says if you can find some remedy growing in your backyard, then he has no problem with it.  The former Christian Council President reiterated his position on the legalization of marijuana, saying he is for its use as long as it helps the greater good.    

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New operator to manage NP landfill

Following a lengthy process of reviewing proposals from various companies, the government announced Tuesday that Providence Advisors/Waste Resources Development Group (WRDG) has been chosen to remediate and operate the New Providence City Landfill. The site was previously managed by Renew Bahamas (RB) which was hand selected by the Christie-led administration amidst widespread controversy.  The company […]

Health minister clarifies new hospital fees

A leaked memo from the Public Hospital’s Authority (PHA) purportedly shows the government preparing to implement paid transportation services for dialysis patients at a weekly charge of $150. That idea did not sit well with the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) which demanded the government reverse the policy. Member of Parliament (MP) for Englerston Glenys Hanna […]

National security minister commits to school policing

Police Staff Association says officers needed on school campuses National Security Minister Marvin Dames confirmed Tuesday that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) school policing program will recommence at the start of the new school year. “The force will be carrying on the school policing program, because it works. We will have our officers present […]