Clint Watson to take inside look at Haiti

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of recent political unrest, Eyewitness News Director and host of Beyond the Headlines, veteran journalist Clint Watson will depart the capital today for Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Watson will spend the next three days immersed in that country’s way of life, while delivering in-depth and hard-hitting reports for Eyewitness News and […]

Global Ports Holding selected as preferred cruise port bidder

Govt. eyes majority Bahamian ownership in $250 million project   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Tourism yesterday announced Global Ports Holding (GPH) Limited as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Nassau’s cruise port, marking the beginning of negotiations to formulate an agreement with the government. “The proposal put forth by Global Ports was […]

Lenny Kravitz stars in new tourism campaign

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has teamed up with Rock ‘n Roll, Grammy Award-Winning star Lenny Kravitz for its new multi-million-dollar brand campaign, ‘Fly Away.’ Fly Away, a mirrored name of Kravitz’s 1998 hit, was released in New York City (NYC) on Thursday at the eccentric Public Hotels to an audience […]

Senate delays passage of NPO Bill

AG: Govt. to review civil society’s recommendations   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Declaring that the Minnis administration is a “reasonable government”, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday that it will delay the passage of the Non-Profit Organizations Bill to thoroughly review the recommendations made by civil society. He made the announcement in the Senate during debate […]

Special Olympics Bahamas hosts end of season basketball tournament

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Special Olympics Bahamas (SOB) hosted its annual end of year basketball tournament at the Stapledon School over the weekend. Anatol picked up the first-place trophy, followed by the SOB Blackbirds and the Stapledon School. The SOB Warriors rounded out the group in fourth. Special Olympics Bahamas Director Gilbert Williams said the tournament […]

BCC President laments retaliatory crimes after yesterday’s murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following yesterday’s double murder outside the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center (SRC) on Fox Hill Road, which police have categorized as a retaliation shooting, President of The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC), Bishop Delton Fernander questioned whether aggressive or gang retaliation was on the rise. In an interview with Eyewitness News on Monday, Fernander lamented […]

Physicians will stay the course

Doctors, nurses still on course to strike   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ intervention yesterday, senior physicians do not intend to resume elective services in the public healthcare system until there is a signed agreement in place, according to Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr. Locksley Munroe. Physicians withdrew their […]

Bannister: BPL facing serious challenges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As taxpayers mount pressure on the government to address high Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) bills, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday provided a detailed overview of the challenges the power company faces to bring down the cost of electricity, and argued that successive governments are responsible for the more than […]

Opposition to call for select committee to investigate issues at BPL

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition will call for a select committee to examine, investigate and review the issues surrounding the termination of the former board at The Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). They will also examine increased electricity rates, voluntary separation packages, recent fires, and other issues surrounding the power company, said Englerston Member of […]