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 […]

Health officials admit to having “mix-ups” in contact tracing and delayed testing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As dozens of people express concerns of inconsistencies and delays in testing, health officials advised that there have been some “mix-ups” that have resulted in delays in contact tracing and testing. Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis, health consultant to the Office of the Prime Minister, sought to assure yesterday that those issues are being addressed amidst what […]

Possibility of COVID reinfections “daunting” for the medical community — says Forbes

New Hong Kong study reveals first confirmed reinfection  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The first confirmed coronavirus reinfection case in Hong Kong is very “unfortunate” and “daunting” news for the medical community, said Dr Nikkiah Forbes, Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases Programme. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU has revealed a 33-year-old […]

Exuma experiences several island-wide outages

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has advised that after several island-wide outages in Exuma throughout the day, several areas have been fully restored. Power outages were experienced by residents from Hermitage to Williams Town, In a statement, the power company said around 6:07am, the west feeder on Exuma was knocked out after […]

Two more COVID deaths, 62 new cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Health yesterday reported two additional COVID-19 deaths alongside 62 new confirmed cases. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 29, and the total number of cases to 1,765. The ministry’s August 22 dashboard was released early Sunday morning, shortly before 1am. The new deaths […]

Tropical storm warning for southeast Bahamas

Central Bahamas on tropical storm watch NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the southeast Bahamas, as Tropical Storm Laura continues to dump heavy rains over portions of Puerto Rico. Along with Turks and Caicos Islands, those southeast islands under storm warning include Inagua, Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Ragged Island, Long […]

“ENOUGH”: BNU protests death of SRC nurse exposed to COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) President Amancha Williams revealed today that a nurse at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center (SRC) has died after exposure to COVID-19. Outside the facility this morning, Williams expressed sadness over the death of staff nurse Bernadette Rolle, a mother-of-two known affectionately as “Bernie”. She claimed Rolle visited the Princess […]

PAHO: Countries must moderate public health measures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Director of Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Sylvain Aldigieri yesterday stressed the importance of implementing public health measures in moderation as countries seek to control spikes in coronavirus cases. During PAHO’s weekly press update, Aldigeri noted that the organization has been monitoring the increase in cases in The Bahamas and […]

Cruise workers back home in quarantine after months at sea

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of being sequestered on board a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship amid the global coronavirus pandemic, at least two Bahamian crew members have been repatriated to New Providence over the weekend and remain in a government quarantine facility. Coralee Ingraham started her first contract working on Harmony of the Seas […]

Marijuana commission on hold, PM says focus is COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The work of the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (BNCM) has been put on hold amidst the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). BNCM co-chairman Bishop Simeon Hall told Eyewitness News yesterday the group has already been delayed by a month, with the timeline for completion of its report unclear. “We don’t know when this thing […]

Bahamian musician makes semi-final in Afropunk festival

A Bahamian musical artist and her band are boasting a strong performance in an internationally acclaimed competition.  Singer Kamilah Gibson and her band recently competed in the popular AfroPunk Festival Battle of the Bands competition in Brooklyn, New York with hopes of being selected to perform her original tunes live in front of thousands of people.  While […]

Elevation Awards announced

Nominations are now being accepted for next year’s Elevation Awards, set for April 2019.  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vincent McDonald said the show, now in its third year, will showcase Bahamian talent to an international market. “We are garnering and generating a deeper partnership with the regional market and the Caribbean at large,” said McDonald. “We are partnering […]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Eleuthera

An early morning traffic accident on the island of Eleuthera has claimed the life of a man.  Road traffic investigators from the capital are on the island investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. Police reported that around 6 o’clock Friday morning, a man was walking on Queen’s Highway, when he was hit by a green […]

Condolences for family of CJ by DNA

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) on Friday, offered condolences to the family of fallen Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs, who passed away at Doctors Hospital at 11 o’clock Friday morning. He was 63. The party, in a statement from DNA Deputy Leader Arinthia Komolafe said, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chief […]