Scotiabank Bahamas continues investment in technologies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Scotiabank Bahamas plans to continue its investment in the latest banking technologies to provide greater convenience for customers, and help minimize banking disruptions amid the ongoing health crisis. Managing Director Roger Archer said the bank has made multi-million dollar investments in its mobile app and online banking platforms over the past 6 […]

RBDF investigates grounding incident

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Royal Bahamas Defence Force will convene a formal Board of Inquiry to investigate the grounding of a vessel while on patrol off Ragged Island on Friday. According to a statement, the HMBS Cascarilla sustained no material damage and remains in operational readiness. However, two crew members were airlifted to New Providence […]

Bahamas “winning” as private aviation destination of choice

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is “clearly winning” as a destination of choice for private aviation, according to a well-known private aviation executive, who also flagged increased interest in the destination. Rick Gardner, a US commercial pilot, flight instructor and Bahamas Flying Ambassador, told Eyewitness News that traffic between July 1 to September 16 was […]

Community Cares initiative distributes limeade and lunch throughout the community of Bain and Grants Town

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Limeade joined forces with The Munroe Foundation to distribute 100 gallons of limeade and lunch throughout the community of Bain and Grants Town alongside MP Travis Robinson on Saturday. The event “Community Cares” was hosted at the Fellowship Word and Disciple Center, and comes at a time when many are out of work […]

Govt. still assisting some Dorian storm evacuees

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Acting Director of Social Services Lillian Quant-Forbes said while all Hurricane Dorian shelters have closed, the government continues to assist storm victims with food, rent and other assistance. In the aftermath of the deadly storm, which ravaged Abaco and most of Grand Bahama, the government activated several shelters across the country, housing more […]

Man shot in Bimini, another stabbed in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was shot and injured shortly before 11pm on Saturday in Bimini, according to reports. The man told police that he was sitting in his vehicle at a resort when another man he knew, approached him, produced a handgun, and opened fire. He was transported to the clinic with non-life-threatening injuries. […]

Chinese workers at The Pointe expected to return home by mid-October

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 100 Chinese construction workers at The Pointe development will return home in mid-October, according to Counselor at the Chinese Embassy Haigang Yin. “We are still working on that arrangement, but we are making progress,” Yin told Eyewitness News. “I have been working with CCA (China Construction America) to realize this […]

Hanna-Martin: Extension of emergency orders is “abusive”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin said yesterday she does not support an extension of the emergency orders to October 31, noting the prime minister has not sufficiently justified a continued infringement of constitutional rights. “I do not see the rationale or the reason that he wants to extend it,” Hanna-Martin told Eyewitness News. […]

Labour director says COVID protocols on construction sites still falling short

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of Labour John Pinder said yesterday that while adherence to COVID-19 protocols has improved on construction sites, there continues to be too many instances of breaches among the industry. According to Pinder, inspectors from the Occupational Health and Safety Unit (OHSU) continue to visit construction sites across New Providence to ensure […]