SIGNIFICANT STRIDES: Police chief provides update on investigation into corruption allegations against senior officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander briefed reporters on Monday, announcing that the Security Intelligence Branch of The Royal Bahamas Police Force has exchanged documents related to alleged voice notes involving Chief Superintendent of Police Michael Johnson, deceased alleged gang leader Michael Fox Jr., and a prominent attorney. Progress is being made in the investigation. […]

HOMICIDES LINKED: Police Commissioner links fatal shooting on July 16 to double homicide on July 18

NASSAU, BAHAMAS-  Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander today confirmed that there is a connection between Neil Miller’s July 16th Murder and Jamie Tynes and Adrian Edgecombe’s Double Homicide on July 18th. Fernander says that investigators have gathered sufficient evidence linking both cases. However, details on the exact connections remain undisclosed. Neil Miller was fatally shot on […]

Suspect surrenders in fatal stabbing of 26-year-old man

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- A 42-year-old man has surrendered to police custody following the death of a 26-year-old man in a stabbing incident. The altercation took place on Thursday, July 18, 2024, on Moonshine Drive in Sunset Park. According to preliminary reports, the dispute erupted on a basketball court, leading the suspect to stab the victim multiple […]

Bahamian digital payment provider bridges gap amid global IT issues

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Bahamian digital payments solutions provider expressed satisfaction in being able to “bridge the gap” for users and merchants on its platform, ensuring transactions remained unaffected despite global IT issues impacting local point-of-sale transactions. A software update linked to a product from CrowdStrike, a global cybersecurity firm, appeared to have caused disruptions, […]

Global IT outage causes delays at Lynden Pindling International Airport

ATMs and point of sale (POS) affected impacting local commerce NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A global IT outage affecting industries worldwide has led to disruptions at Lynden Pindling International Airport, with some airlines reporting delays. NAD officials said in a statement: “Due to global internet issues, we are currently experiencing disruptions affecting operations at Lynden Pindling […]

NAD to address taxi operators’ concerns over LPIA commercial lane management

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has acknowledged concerns raised by transportation operators regarding the commercial lane at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), stating that it will collaborate with its partners to address these issues effectively. On Thursday, nearly one hundred taxi drivers voiced complaints to Eyewitness News, alleging that Road Traffic […]

Calls for increased engagement in source markets

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas continues to uphold its reputation as a respected financial services jurisdiction, with calls for increased engagement in its source markets, according to Economic Affairs Senator Minister Michael Halkitis. Speaking in the Senate, Halkitis emphasized, “The Attorney General and I recently represented The Bahamas in some of our key markets. We […]

Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce and the Live Digital Campaign hosting Digital Currency expo

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Eleutherans seeking solutions to a declining presence of brick-and-mortar bankingwill have the opportunity to attend the most comprehensive digital payment solutions tech expo to be held on the island of Eleuthera today, as the Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce hosts the Eleuthera Digital Currency Expo at the Cancer Society of Eleuthera in Palmetto Point. […]

AIRPORT UPROAR: Taxi drivers protest alleged unfair competition

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Nearly one hundred taxi drivers voiced their concerns to Eyewitness News this afternoon, alleging that Road Traffic Workers at Lynden Pindling International Airport are unfairly directing potential passengers to Livery Driver services instead of taxis. Leslie Cartwright, Chair of LPIA Taxi Drivers, explained that this alleged practice is severely impacting their livelihoods. Cartwright emphasized […]

BAAA’s president says denying Lacarthea Cooper a spot on Olympics team would be unfair

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- BAAA’s President Drumeco Archer says that denying Lacarthea Cooper an opportunity to compete at the Paris Olympics would be unfair and go against to the federation’s selection process. He added that decisions were made without the BAAA’s full agreement.  He made the comments in video published by the BAAA late last night. Shania Adderley […]

Health Minister assures strict controls in place for medical cannabis as Christian Council objects

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Michael Darville yesterday assured that the Cannabis Bill and Regulations 2024 includes strict regulations and controls to ensure that medical cannabis is used responsibly and safely. This assurance comes as the Bahamas Christian Council voiced concern, stating that it does not support the legislation in its current […]

“I DID WHAT YALL TELL ME TO DO”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — 400-meter sprinter Lacarthea Cooper minced no words after not being named to the 20-member team that will represent the Bahamas in the 2024 Olympic Games despite recording a top-three qualifying time. Cooper was one of the three fastest women in the 400 meters at nationals in June and was recommended by The […]