Habitat conservation vital to sustaining $169 mil annual flats fishing industry, says researcher

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Flats fishing has an annual economic impact of roughly $170 million, affecting some 8,000 Bahamians across the country, according to local research and conservationist Justin Lewis. Lewis, the Bonefish Tarpon Trust’s Bahamas Initiative manager, addressed the Andros Business Outlook yesterday. He referenced data from the Ministry of Tourism, which indicated that 56 […]

Androsians adjust to new ferry and barge service

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Residents in Andros have begun utilizing a free barge and ferry service between Fresh Creek and Central Andros after the Fresh Creek Bridge sustained “severe damage” and was deemed unsafe. Central Andros island administrator Glenn Lightbourne told Eyewitness News yesterday that the barge has been operating since Monday from 7am to 7.30pm, […]

PM Minnis: No Free Trade Zone for Andros

Govt has not reviewed or approved a multimillion-dollar proposal for aragonite mining and trade zone NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday assured that the government will not approve a free trade zone in Andros and insisted his administration will not sell vast tracks of Bahamian land. Minnis comments come amidst growing public […]

Berry Islands begin COVID19 testing, as North Andros health facility prepares for possible cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – North Andros health facilities have been braced for possible coronavirus cases, said the island’s administrator Joseph Ferguson yesterday. “The clinic continues to open daily and are doing their regular duties,” Ferguson said in an interview with Eyewitness News. “They’ve identified places for persons who need to be quarantined. “We’ve located two areas […]

Andros prepared for COVID-19 spread but hopeful, says administrator

Some 200 Central Andros residents seek unemployment benefits amidst resorts closures  Students don’t have access to wifi or devices  NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is expected to meet with Family Island administrators over teleconference today to discuss protocols on the islands to manage the spread of the coronavirus. The meetings follow up […]

Alleged debris found from January plane crash

Fishermen in Andros believe they have stumbled upon parts of a plane that went down off the island’s shores last month killing all six persons on board. While a video of the discovery has gone viral on social media, Dionisio D’Aguilar, the minister with responsibility for the aviation sector said they must first determine the […]

Andros plane crash UPDATE

Update: Central Andros Administrator, Glen Lightbourne, this afternoon confirmed that vital debris from the crash including flight documentation has been recovered. Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethell has also confirmed that defense force divers along with local fisherman retrieved body parts along with debris from the plane.