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 […]

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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 […]

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Doctors withdraw services

PMH forced to activate emergency centre   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Making good on their threat of industrial action, senior physicians yesterday ceased all elective services, forcing Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) to activate its emergency operations centre. Failed negotiations between the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) triggered the withdrawal of […]

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As for C.H. Reeves, “Enough is Enough”

BUT files trade dispute requesting strike vote   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of agitating for changes at C H Reeves Junior High School with no resolution, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) acting president Joan Turnquest said yesterday that “enough is enough”. The BUT acting president said a trade dispute was filed with the Ministry […]

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Angry protestors fed up with govt.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Fed up with recent decisions of the government, hundreds of irate protestors from both sides of the political divide marched to Rawson Square on Wednesday, voicing their concerns about a number of issues facing country – issues that they feel the government must immediately address. And while many have expressed that yesterday’s […]

PM accused of conflict over Bahamas Ferries shares

2017 statement shows Minnis is third largest shareholder Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday accused the government of indirectly subsidizing Bahamas Ferries Limited, a private company in which Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has shares. “By and large, Fast Ferries is in the mail boat business,” Hanna-Martin declared during debate on two amendment bills aimed at […]

Dames: AG’s criticisms “off base”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday labelled Attorney General Carl Bethel’s criticisms of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) handling of the search and rescue efforts for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his downed aircraft as “off base”. He asserted that Bethel ought to have been more careful about attacking the […]

D’Aguilar: Govt. to review airport lighting policy

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that the tragic plane crash of pilot Byron Ferguson on November 8 in waters off Nirvana Beach could prompt the government to review a long-standing lighting policy relating to airports throughout the Family Islands. There have been widespread criticisms of authorities’ handling of the search and […]

Bahamas embassy in Haiti closes as unrest continues

Henfield says avoid traveling to Haiti until calm returns NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas’ embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, remained closed on Tuesday following countrywide protests that began over the weekend, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, who advised against travel to the country until calm has returned. Unrest has been steadily brewing for […]

Eyewitness special: A timeline review of recent plane crash

With Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis pledging to probe the protocols and procedures, and the agencies involved in the search and rescue efforts for missing pilot Byron Ferguson, 34, and the Piper Aztec plane he went down in on November 8, Eyewitness News has outlined a comprehensive timeline of events since the incident, which among […]