Public works employees demand raises after 20 years

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several line staff employees of the Ministry of Public Works yesterday demonstrated in front of the John F. Kennedy office, demanding that management meet with them regarding promotions and raises. The group, which included electricians, plumping and air conditioning workers, held up signs that read, “We need promotion – enough is enough”, […]

Investar Securities launches online portal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Investar Securities Ltd yesterday announced the launch of an online subscription portal for new and current investors. The firm reported last week that its Titan Balanced Fund had achieved a return on investment of 5.38 percent in its first quarter of operation. The online forms make it easy for first-time subscribers to […]

BCA chief projects ‘significant fall-out’ if Cavalier exits

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president yesterday warned of a ‘significant fall-out’ in the local construction sector if Cavalier Construction shuts down permanently. BCA president Michael Pratt underscored challenges faced by local contractors from foreign rivals during an interview with Eyewitness News. His comments came after it was revealed that Cavalier’s sister […]

BPL urged to be ‘upfront’ on Shell deal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) executives must be ‘upfront’ and address concerns over the Shell deal, a private sector representative said yesterday. Debbie Deal, chair of the Chamber of Commerce’s energy and environment committee, told Eyewitness News there was a “transparency issue” surrounding the matter. “The thing that bothers me is why […]

Otabor looking to build on world-leading performance

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Blue Chips Athletics javelin thrower Rhema Ortabor is looking to build off of the strong performance she had last weekend at the annual T- Bird Flyers Classic, where she posted a world leading mark in the u-20 girls javelin. Ortabor, who became The Bahamas’ first female qualifier for the 2020 CARIFTA Games in […]

Health ministry defends storage of Dorian victims’ remains in Abaco

‘All victims will be buried with dignity’ says ministry NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Health yesterday sought to clarify several claims circulating on social media surrounding the bodies of Hurricane Dorian victims being kept in coolers on Abaco. Labeling them as “baseless and inaccurate”, the ministry pointed to claims made in a widely circulated […]

Customs Management Optimization project to identify $15 million in uncollected revenue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government has signed a $1.4 million contract with international customs consultants TTEK Global Inc. for a Customs Management Optimization project, guaranteed to identify at least $15 million in uncollected revenue. The Ministry of Finance announced in a statement yesterday that the consultancy, which is expected to start today, will span eight […]

Bobcat Bahamas makes 54 employees redundant

Company under group that owns Cavalier Construction NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Bobcat Bahamas, the well-known heavy duty equipment service provider, has made 54 employees redundant, according to Labour director John Pinder. Pinder told Eyewitness News Online the workers were made redundant by the company last Thursday. “I heard that they were making 54 people redundant due to […]