BUNDLE UP: Temp to hit low 40s as Winter Storm Kenan expected to hit parts of The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The northern parts of The Bahamas will experience “significant” drops in temperature beginning Friday evening until Monday as a cold front sweeps the east coast of Florida, according to meteorologists. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Department of Meteorology Deputy Director Jeffrey Simmons said temperatures could reach as low as 40 on Grand […]

FIX IT: Students of T.A. Thompson may not return to face-to-face due to unfinished repairs

Teachers stage a sickout over poor working conditions NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Dozens of teachers at the T.A Thompson and Sybil Strachan Schools staged a sick out yesterday after returning to the classroom to “unsafe working conditions”. One teacher told Eyewitness News that the condition at the schools is not conducive for learning in a pandemic, […]

“EVERYONE’S BUSINESS”: Govt. forms task force to address gender-based violence in wake of murder-suicide

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of State for Social Services Lisa Rahming yesterday outlined several measures her ministry intends to take to begin tackling the issue of gender-based violence throughout the country in the aftermath of a murder-suicide of a young couple. Loved ones, religious leaders, the police, and residents in the surrounding community of Miami […]

PRE-POSITIONED TO SUPPORT: After learning lessons from Dorian, UK defense has restructured its response for The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — United Kingdom officials yesterday held high-level discussions with the country’s disaster response agencies and personnel to fine-tune their disaster response for The Bahamas ahead of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. UK Regional Defence Attache to the region, Lieutenant Simon Wesley, told Eyewitness News that the UK has restructured and reorganized its approach […]

DEEPENING DEMOCRACY: Govt tables resolution to further parliamentary independence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service Fred Mitchell yesterday moved a resolution in the House of Assembly that would see, if passed, a standing committee established with the remit to manage the offices of Parliament, creating further independence of the institution from the executive branch. The ‘Management of the Budget Committee’ […]

ACT URGENTLY: PAHO urges return to in-person learning as virtual learning impact social and mental wellbeing of students

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa Etienne said yesterday that students are being left behind in countries relying on virtual learning and there is an urgent need for students to return to classrooms safely. During PAHO’s weekly briefing, Etienne said the psychological impact of the pandemic on children is “significant” […]

Motorcyclist dies after collision with car

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country recorded its latest traffic fatality last night when a car collided with a motorcyclist on Prince Charles Drive. According to police, a man riding a blue and white motorcycle overtook a gray Honda Fit that was traveling west on Prince Charles Drive in the right lane. Based on the investigations […]

EVADED ARREST: COP says police did “what was required” in domestic violence murder-suicide

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday defended the response of police in the days leading up to the murder-suicide of a young couple over the weekend, insisting that police “did what was required”. On Saturday night, Heavenly Terveus, 21, was found shot to death in front of her one-month-old baby boy while […]

‘STATE OF CRISIS’: Religious community calls for amended laws and stiffer penalties for domestic violence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Christian Council has called for amended laws and stiffer penalties related to domestic violence in the wake of the murder of 21-year-old Heavenly Terveus over the weekend by her fiancé. In a statement on the matter, the religious body extended condolences to the family of the young woman, who was […]

TAKEN TO COURT: Immigration officer and another man charged after viral video of woman’s assault

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two men were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection to a video widely circulated on social media last week of a woman being beaten on the side of the road. Calvin Sergeant, 27, and Dillon McKinney, 23, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt and were charged with one count of […]

NO SHOW?: Teachers and students return to schools without interruption as planned union demonstration fizzles

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While scores of teachers on New Providence were expected to either march to the Ministry of Education or turn off their computers in classrooms as part of a wider demonstration, the resumption of in-person learning in schools yesterday morning was reportedly without incident and smooth. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Minister […]