Fire will not disrupt resumption of operations at Claridge Primary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A fire that destroyed Claridge Primary School’s library on Tuesday morning will not impact operations on campus and the resumption of education, according to Director of Education Marcellus Taylor. “At this point, the cost to repair is unknown,” Taylor told Eyewitness News. “Fortunately, as the fire was contained to the school’s library, […]

INFERNO: Colossal blaze near landfill burns through the night

Fire still burning but has been contained Authorities prepared to use all assets necessary to prevent spread to neighborhoods  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Firefighters were called to a massive blaze at Manpower Scrap Metal Yard across from New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) shortly after 8pm last night. Police initially reported the fire had taken place at […]

TRAGEDY AFTERMATH: Social services assisting more than 40 people impacted by recent fires

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The back-to-back fires on Jennie Street and Fritz Lane last week impacted 42 people, according to Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell. Campbell, who was speaking to reporters on the matter outside Cabinet yesterday, provided an update on the assistance provided to those families, including short-term shelter, food and clothing. He said in […]

DON’T BLAME US: WSC responds to water pressure criticism after recent fires; says infrastructure is the challenge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) yesterday pointed to infrastructure as the reason why it could not provide a higher water pressure during a recent devastating fire on Jennie Street. The issue of water pressure was recently called into question after Police Fire Chief Superintendent Kenrick Morris told the media responding firefighters […]

ONLY SO FAR: Social services to assist fire victims but only in immediate short-term

“If we expect in every incident that the government will make us whole, that is not realistic” Campbell suggests homeowners consider insurance options NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell yesterday assured that the families recently impacted by Sunday’s fire on Jennie Street are being assisted by his ministry. On Sunday, a massive […]

PLAN IN PROGRESS: Govt pledges to help Potter’s Cay Dock vendors displaced by fire; defends pace of efforts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources yesterday sought to clarify for the public what it said were misleading claims made regarding the plight of Potter’s Cay Dock vendors impacted by a recent fire, it pledged financial support to help those displaced vendors rebuild their stalls after the all-clear is given […]

BREAKING: Large fire rages in Abaco

MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO – Officials are battling a large blaze in Abaco, Chief Superintendent Walter Evans has confirmed. Evans, officer-in-charge of Fire Services, told Eyewitness News Online he could not provide further details as he was working to get a team to the site to tackle the blaze. He could not confirm the location of […]

Fire destroys International Bazaar

An iconic staple at one of Grand Bahama’s main landmarks – the Straw Market at the International Bazaar – was ravaged by fire early Tuesday morning leaving about a dozen of the straw vendors out of work.  It’s another blow to the crippling economy on that island that has had its share of hiccups over the past 10 […]

Ablaze again!

83 displaced, 30-40 structures destroyed by Mudd fire Just five weeks after a fire that destroyed more than 50 homes, The Mudd settlement in Central Abaco was once again devastated by a fire resulting in some 83 displaced residents and an estimated 30-40 incinerated structures. “It’s very unfortunate and a bit of a shock that […]

PM, govt. delegates assess fire in Mudd settlement

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, centre, leads a high level delegation of Cabinet Ministers and Government officials to Abaco for a full assessment on yesterday’s fire in the Mud settlement that has destroyed an estimated 55 structures, displacing some 150 persons.  There were no major injuries reported. The […]

The Mudd ablaze!

More than 50 homes were destroyed after a fire in the Mud, Abaco burned yesterday. The inferno, according to police reports began shortly after 6:00 a.m. Abaco Volunteer Fire Services were called to the scene and officers from Police Fire Services in Freeport were flown in to assist. While no lives were lost, scores of […]