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 […]

Sea, shoreline search for pilot continues

More airplane debris recovered Sunday NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three rounds of search dives led by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines on Sunday marked day 10 of search and recovery efforts for pilot Byron Ferguson. Ferguson’s twin engine aircraft crashed in waters off the western tip of New Providence on Nov. 8, but only pieces of […]

$40,000 cleaning contract nearly triples, court hears during Smith’s case

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Barbara Hanna was granted a contract nearly three times the amount of her original cleaning contract for the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), weeks after she testified in a criminal case against former Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Chairman Frank Smith, it was revealed during  a special sitting of court on Saturday. During her […]

Civilian divers discover pieces of crashed plane

RBDF search efforts questioned NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than two hours after civilian volunteer divers began an independent search on Thursday for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his twin-engine Aztec aircraft that went down miles off Love Beach one week ago; divers discovered pieces of the plane and have called into question the search and […]

Predatory lending prevalent in The Bahamas

Described as modern day economic slavery, lending institutions with high-interest rates prey on the working class – many of whom are government employees with the ability to get salary deductions. Eyewitness News explores the issue as more and more Bahamians find themselves sinking into consumer debt.

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One Particular Harbour opens at The Pointe

The Pointe celebrated the topping off of its high-rise condominium – One Particular Harbor – Thursday evening with an official tour of the eight-story complex led by executives of The Pointe development and government officials. Construction on the multi-level condominium complex began 18 months ago and as developers have finally reached the topping off phase, […]

PM addresses UN General Assembly

As the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly wrapped up in New York Friday evening, world leaders said they are hoping the organisation will return to a more relevant UN. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis was among the many world leaders calling for transformation and a greater focus on addressing issues versus simply discussing them. […]