LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lincoln Bain is a menace

Dear Editor, Some time ago a video of a loud, armed, visibly impassioned man appeared on social media – it was none other than Lincoln Bain shooting a gun into the air. The response was swift and equally emotional. Well-to-do, college-educated Bahamians choked on their Chablis as they stampeded to the virtual square to voice […]

Fox Hill giants honoured

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — In honor of an eventful year of activities, the Fox Hill Charitable Organization (FHCO) held its Second Anniversary Praise and Thanksgiving Service to celebrate and honour some of the outstanding residents in one of the oldest communities in the country. The event was held last week Thursday at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, […]

FOLLOW THE LAW: Opposition slams gov’t over failure to publish Fiscal Strategy Report

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Opposition is once again slamming the Davis administration for what it describes as “contempt for the rule of law and the Bahamian people” by failing to publish the Fiscal Strategy Report. Opposition leader Michael Pintard in a statement yesterday said: “The Davis Administration continues to display its contempt for the rule […]

Entrepreneur demands answers over status of RCL’s Paradise Island project

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Bahamian entrepreneur yesterday urged Royal Caribbean to publicly indicate whether they have scaled back on their plans for a multi-billion beach club project on Paradise Island. Toby Smith, principal of Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club company, expressed optimism over a positive resolution to his long-running battle regarding his Crown land […]

Former minister calls for aggressive action on immigration issue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —A former Immigration minister yesterday called for aggressive action to deal with the country’s long-standing immigration issues that he contends have gotten progressively worse. Branville McCartney, a former State Minister for Immigration and former Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader said: “This is an issue that has been around a long time but it […]

PM: Economy, crime and education key areas of focus over next 12 months

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis KC yesterday said that his administration plans to focus on three key areas over the next 12 months; namely the economy, education, and crime. Davis made the comments while delivering opening remarks at The Bahamas Business Outlook conference yesterday. “We remain fully committed to the long-term priorities we […]

Scotiabank Bahamas eying fintech solution for the family islands says managing director

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Scotiabank Bahamas’ top executive yesterday revealed that the commercial bank is hoping to this year pilot a fintech banking solution for the Family Islands. Roger Archer, Scotiabank Bahamas’ managing director and head of the Clearing Banks Association, noted however that the regulatory environment currently does not support it. While addressing the Business Outlook […]

FTX debtors identify $426 million of digital assets transferred to cold storage by Securities Commission says

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — FTX Trading and its affiliated debtors revealed yesterday that they have identified $1.6 billion of digital assets associated with FTX.com of which $426 million was transferred to cold storage under the control of The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB). FTX Trading and its affiliated debtors said yesterday that they have provided […]

Out island resorts beat room revenue target by nearly 10 percent

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A senior tourism executive said yesterday that out island resort properties closed out 2023 by beating room revenue targets by nearly 10 percent, with one resort operator boasting a “fantastic” 2022 performance as “many weeks looked like summer.” Kerry Fountain, The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board’s executive director told Eyewitness News that while […]

AG defends government’s track record on environmental protection

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Ryan Pinder  KC yesterday defended the Davis administration’s track record on environmental protection as he dismissed assertions by the Opposition that the government was refusing to enforce this nation’s environmental laws. Pinder in a statement responding to claims by Opposition leader Michael Pintard noted that the Office of the Attorney […]

Bread supplier laments commodity price volatility as “new normal”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A well-known Bahamian bread supplier yesterday lamented the price volatility and availability of necessary commodities, telling Eyewitness News, “this appears to be the new normal.” Kimani Smith, Purity Bakery’s general manager said: “The cost of doing business is increasing for everyone. Commodity prices have increased. We are still having challenges with the […]

Government signs Heads of Agreement for $175 million development in the Exuma Cays

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —The government yesterday signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with the developers behind a $175 million luxury resort and residential development on Torch Cay – the southernmost tip of the Exuma chain. Prime Minister Philip Davis yesterday described the development being undertaken by PMR Bahamas as a groundbreaking new residential community that promises […]

VERIFY: Inland Revenue’s top official doubts 9,000 VAT registrants number

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Department of Inland Revenue is placing greater focus on verifying the gross turnover of businesses across the country, with its top official yesterday expressing serious doubt that only 9,000 of the nearly 50,000 registered businesses have an annual gross turnover of $100,000 or more.  Businesses with an annual gross turnover of […]

Former youth minister questioned by police

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture (MYSC), Lanisha Rolle was questioned by police for the second time yesterday, according to Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander. The Commissioner said that Rolle and the other individual were complying with police after being questioned on Tuesday and released, and then brought back in for additional […]

CHIEF JUSTICE: Judges do not live in ivory towers

Chief Justice slams attacks on judiciary as “unhelpful” Bar Association President demands full FOIA, says “no place for rape in Bahamian society or marriages” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Chief Justice Sir Ian Winder said yesterday that attacks on the local judiciary are “unhelpful,” noting that the courts are not responsible for all that ails the Bahamian […]