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 […]

Hurricane Dorian: Barri and the Six

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It’s been one year since Grand Bahama and Abaco residents faced the merciless beating of Hurricane Dorian. For hundreds, their lives continue to languish in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis. But their memories of the horrific three days, battling 200mph winds and a storm surge of […]

CPSA: “No more space for COVID-19 positive persons”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Consultant Physician Staff Association (CPSA) yesterday warned the country’s main healthcare facilities had reached capacity for COVID-19 positive patients as it called for a “zero-tolerance” approach to those who did not comply with public health measures. In a statement, the association said it hoped lessons were learned from the previous reopening […]

Mitchell: No decision yet on PLP convention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday that the party has yet to make a decision on whether it will cancel its annual convention. Mitchell told Eyewitness News that the party’s leadership council is not able to convene during the coronavirus pandemic. “When it does, I’m sure that will be […]

Several men arraigned in Magistrate’s Court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Several men were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on several different charges, ranging from fraud and possession of firearms. Appearing before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain, Fox Hill resident Theodis Kemp, 31, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of an […]