Former DPM condemns tabloid attacks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest today hit back at tabloid attacks he claims have persisted against him since the government dismissed a private loan offering. The former deputy prime minister and minister of finance resigned from Cabinet last week after he was included in an untested writ of summons alleging his […]

LBT: PM driven by “vendetta”

Former FNM deputy leader says Minnis only has “yes men” in circle NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner suggested yesterday that the latest shakeups in the Minnis administration Cabinet have a correlation to the prime minister’s previous leadership opposition. Her comments come days after former Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest resigned from Cabinet […]

Supreme Court grants Kenyan man $640,000 for near seven-year detention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles has awarded Kenyan Douglas Ngumi $641,950 in damages after he was unlawfully detained for more than six years at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre (CRDC). It represents the largest award of its kind for the country, and takes into account Ngumi contracting two diseases, and “numerous” beatings […]

Uncharted waters: the potential of service exports for the Bahamian economy

By Sebas Bastian For some time now, Bahamians have realized that the Bahamian economy of old has not been working for them. Under the weight of increased competition, falling customer service and operating standards, and international regulations, our top two industries — tourism and financial services — do not produce the kind of economic benefit […]

Moore Bahamas Foundation announces next round of grants

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Moore Bahamas Foundation (“Moore Bahamas”) yesterday announced new grants for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery, bringing their contributions thus far to more than $700,000 as part of a million-dollar pledge by conservation philanthropist, Louis Bacon, for hurricane recovery. Previous recovery grants focused primarily on emergency aid and relief, as well as […]

Remains of a man found in structure fire

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The charred body of a man was found in the rubble of a structural fire on Meadow and Finlayson Street on Saturday. According to reports, the Fire Department received reports of a structural fire in the area around 10.13 pm, and on their arrival, they met a single-story, two-room structure engulfed in […]

D’Aguilar: Govt. not prepared to ease travel requirements

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said today that while other countries may have loosened travel restrictions to reopen their economy, The Bahamas is not prepared to go that the extent. Speaking to reporters outside Cabinet, D’Aguilar unerscored there it is an ongoing discussion between tourism and public health officials over the matter. Under […]

Law enforcement agencies retooling crime strategies for storm-hit islands

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that law enforcement agencies are adjusting their crime-fighting strategies in order to better address the concerns of residents on Abaco. Dames, along with Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle and Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Raymond King, visited Abaco on Sunday where they toured the […]

Bahamasair chairman says COVID-19 testing requirements may keep demand for domestic flights low

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamasair Chairman Tommy Turnquest said yesterday that he is confident the airline is prepared to resume its domestic flight schedule today. “I’ve been told that we are ready to go,” Turnquest told Eyewitness News. “We’re only flying the ATRs because we are only going to the Family Islands.” Turnquest advised that the airline currently […]

Eighteen COVID deaths in two weeks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — There have been 18 coronavirus deaths confirmed in The Bahamas over the past two weeks, propelling the country’s death count to 58. An additional 16 deaths are under investigation. The deaths include men and women between the ages of 20 to 99-years-old. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health confirmed two more deaths in […]

Man found dead off Bacardi Road

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The body of a man was found wrapped in a sheet shortly after midnight on a track road off Bacardi Road, according to police. Police said they received reports from a concerned citizen around 8pm on Saturday, advising that a homicide may have occurred on Blyden Road off Bacardi Road. Acting on […]