WHAT REPORT?: Former Minnis administration had BPL board probe since November 2020

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is reviewing an external report conducted by a foreign organization into the controversial termination of members of the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board in 2018 — under the Minnis administration. During the first Office of the Prime Minister press briefing under the Davis administration, Press Secretary Clint Watson revealed […]

INJURED AND FORGOTTEN: Nurse electrically shocked in ICU has yet to receive MRI

Bahamas Nurses Union lament management for failing to expedite process NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A nurse, who sustained an electrical shock along with a doctor in the Intensive Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital remains at home with limited mobility and awaiting diagnostic assessment some three weeks later, according to the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU). BNU […]

PM “engaging with experts” to formulate position on oil drilling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis is “engaging with experts” to determine his administration’s position on oil drilling going forward, according to Press Secretary Clint Watson. Watson advised the Prime Minister has engaged the experts to determine whether his position on the matter will change or remain the same, during the first Office of […]

Former admin claims “strong foundation” left for Prospect Ridge development

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Senator Viana Gardiner yesterday fired back against claims by Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis that nothing has been done to create a master plan for the Prospect Ridge Community for Young Professionals, noting that the development had advanced further and faster than any similar subdivision. Senator Gardiner, former chief operations officer in the […]

‘NOBODY CALLED ME’: Grieving mother recounts tragedy of baby girl’s death at PMH

Protest planned for Saturday in Rawson Square at 12pm NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Amidst renewed concerns surrounding the treatment of women at the Princess Margaret Hospital Maternity Ward, one mother recounted her heartbreaking experience of losing her baby girl, but not being told of her death until two days later. The latest harrowing tale comes during […]

‘Rationale is Clear’: PLP administration will keep Office of the Spouse of The Prime Minister despite criticisms

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Davis administration has decided to keep the Office of The Spouse of the Prime Minister, confirmed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service yesterday. The office was established in March 2018 under the Minnis administration and was met with mixed reviews over its purpose.  Speaking to Eyewitness News, Mitchell said the […]

‘SOMEONE FORGOT’: Health minister says vaccine delivery got delayed due to missed application

“Now with negotiations, it will be here in the first week of November, thank God” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas’ delivery of Pfizer vaccines from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVAX Facility was delayed because “someone forgot to apply” under the former administration, Minister of Health Dr Michael Darville said yesterday. Darville suggested that while […]

READY TO RESUME: Public schools ready for face-to-face learning once health officials give green light

Frequent COVID testing being considered for reopening of schools and return to face-to-face learning NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While the majority of public schools across the country are prepared for face-to-face learning, Director of Education Marcellus Taylor said on Monday that the ministry awaits the advice of health officials amidst the current COVID-19 climate. Over the […]

THE READ: GB CORAL FARM PUTS COUNTRY BACK IN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE SPOTLIGHT — WHAT WILL WE DO WITH IT?

Grand Bahama-based coral restoration farm lands inaugural £1 million Earthshot Prize FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Transmuting the country from victim to actor at the forefront of the global climate race, the principals of Coral Vita – the world’s first land-based commercial coral reef restoration farm – have won the UK’s inaugural £1 million Earthshot Prize. […]

TOUGH SELL: Advocacy group slams GBPC’s rate increase proposal as “insensitive” and “out of touch”

GBPC says rate hike undesirable but necessary to maintain operations Coalition of Concerned Citizens prepared to protest “at a level we have never done before” FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — An advocacy group has slammed the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) as being “insensitive” and “out of touch” over a four percent rate increase application. The […]

EXPECT EMPTY SHELVES: Shipping and supply challenges may persist into 2024, warns major distributor

“We thought it was bad last year but it has certainly gotten worse” d’Albenas, AML Foods note struggle to keep shelves well stocked  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A prominent Bahamian distributor yesterday warned that shipping and supply challenges may persist into 2024, telling Eyewitness News they have “never seen it this bad”. Philip G Smith, the […]

Major brain and tumor surgery marks historical surgical intervention at Rand Memorial Hospital

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The second historic surgical intervention was performed at Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The procedure, which involved the removal of a brain tumor from a 70-year-old woman, marked the first such intervention for Grand Bahama Health Services and, by extension, the island of Grand Bahama.  Professor Dr Magnus […]