NOT INTERESTED: Watson says government won’t act on abortion without mass interest from locals

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Office of the Prime Minister Press Secretary Clint Watson said legalizing abortion is not on the Davis administration’s agenda because the public has not expressed mass interest in it. His comment came during the weekly Office of the Prime Minister press conference yesterday. The decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn […]

NEW TAX?: Darville says tax or other option needed to fulfill catastrophic healthcare pledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health Minister Dr Michael Darville said yesterday that the government must consider various options, including introducing a new tax, to fulfill its promise to provide full catastrophic healthcare insurance. The question is whether it would be a tax directly to the taxpayer (or) whether we would find other means to get resources […]

Commonwealth Brewery eyes renewable energy and eco-friendly packaging

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) explores solar energy and eco-friendly packaging to advance the company’s sustainability agenda and reduce its carbon footprint. Commonwealth Brewery began its green energy transition as part of its Environmental and Responsibility Strategy by onboarding Electric Vehicles (EVs) into its Nassau fleet. The company has added three EV chargers to its JFK […]

Scotiabank Bahamas donates $10k to Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Scotiabank Bahamas continued its support for the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation (BPSSYF) through a donation of cash scholarships and book vouchers for its annual awards ceremony. The annual academic recognition programme, which prepares sixth graders for their transition into secondary level education, through financial aid, was held on Saturday, […]

UNCEREMONIOUS: Paul Rolle says he was prepared to resign over “instructions” from Minnis administration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Outgoing Police Commissioner Paul Rolle said yesterday he was prepared to resign last year if the Minnis administration continued pressuring him to sideline senior officers, including incoming successor Clayton Fernander. Rolle will demit office on July 5. He was appointed commissioner in 2020. In a candid farewell interview with Eyewitness News yesterday, […]

ON THE OFFENSIVE: FNMs expected to meet over Minnis’ accusations of party chairman’s interference at constituency level

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Key members of the Free National Movement (FNM) were expected to meet last night over accusations of interference in the election process of the Killarney constituency, Eyewitness News understands, though calls placed to high-ranking FNMs, including the leadership of the party were tight-lipped on the matter. The party is also expected to […]

COP: Coleby-Davis investigation referred to RBPF complaints branch

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police Commissioner Paul Rolle said he has directed the complaints branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to investigate Minister of Transport Jobeth Coleby-Davis’ altercation with an officer. Rolle, who demits office on July 5th, previously said an assistant commissioner of police was handling the matter. But he suggested yesterday that […]

“WALK THE WALK”: Environmentalist calls on government to put more action behind renewables adoption

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A well-known environmentalist yesterday urged the government to “walk the walk” on its climate change campaign, arguing that very little progress is being made on the adoption of renewables. Sam Duncombe, reEarth’s president told Eyewitness News that successive governments have failed to significantly advance the adoption of renewable energy, noting that global […]

“UNWARRANTED AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL”: Minnis accuses Sands of hostile and divisive interference in his constituency

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has accused Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Dr Duane Sands of unconstitutionally interfering in the affairs of his constituency, actions he considers “hostile and needlessly divisive.” In a letter dated June 27, 2022, obtained by Eyewitness News, Minnis said Sands has intervened twice to force delays […]

“PEOPLE OVER PROFIT”: Esso drops gas price to $6.96 to give motorists relief at the pumps

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Esso service stations today will drop their fuel prices below the $7 mark as the fuel giant’s corporate directorate has prioritized “people over profit”, the Bahamas Petroleum Retailer’s Associations vice president said yesterday. Vasco Bastian, who also operates the Esso service station on East Street and Soldier Road confirmed to Eyewitness News […]