Bahamians on the frontlines of US protests

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While there are no concerns that the rising tensions from days-long protests across the United States will spill over to The Bahamas, some Bahamians are participating on the frontlines. Protestors in the U.S. continue to rally across the country’s 50 states against systemic racism and police brutality in demonstrations sparked by the […]

Labour Day motorcade would have worked, said TUC President

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Obie Ferguson yesterday expressed disappointment over the government’s decision to reject the union’s request to host a Labour Day Motorcade. The motorcade would have replaced the annual events that were canceled as a result of the global coronavirus and emergency measures implemented by the government […]

Immigration: No dorm breach at detention center

Charges recommended for eight detainees NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Immigration officials yesterday said detainees at the Carmichael Road Detention Center did not breach the common area of the dorms during an altercation at the facility earlier this week. In an earlier statement, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) reported “some of the detainees were able to […]

Taxicab Union: Who will enforce safety protocols?

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Taxicab Union president Wesley Ferguson yesterday expressed concerns over the enforcement of COVID-19 safety protocols as taxi drivers return to work next week. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Ferguson said he expected the protocols to “fizzle out” if there is no surge in infected cases. “I think  that as long […]

NIB calls for employers to advise on return to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The National Insurance Board (NIB) is advising employers to inform the board when their employees return to work as this will affect payment of their ongoing unemployment benefit claim. In a notice yesterday, NIB said employers should submit a letter via email to returntowork@nib-bahamas.com. “This notification should take place promptly upon the […]

Detainees escape dorms, destroy fences at Carmichael Road Detention Center

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some detainees at the Carmichael Road Detention Center destroyed fencing to mount an escape as tensions rise at the facility over the stalled repatriation process due to COVID-19. In a statement, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force explained Haitian migrants at the facility launched a hunger strike and demonstrated “belligerent behavior” as they […]

Social Services still in “trenches” in Dorian response

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Social Services remains in crisis mode as it continues to serve individuals impacted during the passage of Hurricane Dorian some six months ago. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Assistant Director of Social Services Leonard Cargill said the government continues to provide assistance to Bahamians who were displaced from […]