Great Abaco Classic moving to Baha Mar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Due to the devastation in Great Abaco caused by Hurricane Dorian in September, organizers of the Great Abaco Classic have decided to move the 2020 event to the Baha Mar Resort. BD Global, an international sports management company, announced today the Korn Ferry Tour tournament will be played January 16-22. The Abaco […]

The Salvation Army’s emergency humanitarian response continues in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Salvation Army’s emergency humanitarian response continues some two months after the devastating Category 5 Hurricane Dorian hit large swathes of the country. In a release yesterday, SA reported many evacuees have returned to their storm-damaged homes, while others are staying in government-run shelters, unofficial shelters, private residences or living rough. Relief […]

Goodman appeal adjourned for March 2020

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Kofhe Goodman is expected to challenge his murder conviction at a Court of Appeal hearing on March 18, 2020. Goodman, 43, was sentenced to 55 years imprisonment in 2018 for the murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer. Last month, Justice of Appeal Jon Isaacs directed the court’s registrar to appoint Goodman a lawyer […]

ZNS northern service workers protest “hazardous” working conditions

NASAU, BAHAMAS – Some 40 workers at ZNS’ northern service have decided they can no longer work in alleged unsafe working conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) President Dino Rolle told Eyewitness News he could no longer support operations at the Harold DeGregory government complex, which sustained extensive damage and […]

Haitians jailed for repeat illegal landings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Magistrate’s Court has convicted 56 Haitians of illegal landing, with 10 repeat offenders remanded to prison for a year. In a statement, the Bahamas Immigration Department said 50 men and six women were charged before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux. The migrants all pled guilty, according to the release, which noted the group […]

Coastal engineer: Bahamas must “adapt to survive”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Bahamian coastal engineer yesterday warned The Bahamas must take steps to “adapt to survive” the increasing intensity of natural disasters. Carlos Palacious told attendees at the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) Accountants Month conference, “no one is coming to save us every time”. Palacious is the managing principal of BRON, the […]

Private sector owes BPL $125 mil. in unpaid bills

BPL ‘transitioning’ itself out of power generation business NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Private sector customers owe Bahamas Power and Light $125 million, with $66 million representing bills that are more than three months old, according to its chairman Dr Donovan Moxey. “Our customers now collectively owe us $125 million and that is our private sector customers,” […]

Delta Airlines makes ‘difficult’ decision to suspend GB and Abaco service

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Delta Airlines has suspended its service into Grand Bahama and Abaco, citing damage levied by Hurricane Dorian for the “difficult decision”. Delta will suspend its seasonal service into Grand Bahama and yearly service into Marsh Harbour, according to a statement obtained by Eyewitness News Online. The statement read: “As a result of […]

Govt. projects ‘radical’ increase in spending in near-term to rebuild post-Dorian

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government anticipates the need for ‘radical’ increase in spending in the near term to rebuild damaged infrastructure and return to some sense of normalcy, according to Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson. Johnson who was addressing the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) Accountants Month conference noted that initial assessments peg Dorian losses […]