CIBC FirstCaribbean supports Grand Bahama Children’s Home $400,000 Goal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) is now focused on raising $400,000 through regular fixed donations following the devastating impact of COVID-19 and Hurricane Dorian especially. With almost 30 children under its 24-hour care, providing necessities and meeting salary obligations for caregivers are a must. CIBC FirstCaribbean recently toured the refurbished children’s […]

Waitt Foundation looking to expand reach to The Bahamas to build capacity for sustainable ocean research

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An organization committed to providing technical support, building a global network, and impacting funding to support our oceans has begun the work to extend its reach to The Bahamas. The Waitt Foundation, committed to working for sustainable, resilient, and thriving seas on the planet, joined in a bilateral meeting with the Bahamas […]

IMMUNITY: Adrian Gibson’s ex-fiance strikes deal with DPP to testify against the Long Island MP

DPP, Franklyn Williams declines to comment on immunity agreement NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has granted immunity to the ex-fiance of Long Island MP Adrian Gibson, agreeing that she will not face criminal prosecution so long as she testifies truthfully against the former Water & Sewerage Corporation chairman, according […]

New squash champions crowned at Four Walls

Open tournament exposes new comers to competitive play NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After five days of competition, new champions in five divisions were crowned at the inaugural Four Walls Squash Open Championship tournament last week. Sunday’s finals attracted old and new players, who were all excited to see the rebirth of the fun and competitive sport. “The competition was […]

BCB and BIS hold ‘National Pride Day’ Flag Raising Ceremony, as Independence Celebrations Beg

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Marking the start of the country’s 49th Independence anniversary celebrations, the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) and Bahamas Information Services (BIS) held a ‘National Pride Day’ Flag Raising Ceremony at the corporation’s entrance on Friday. Flag raising ceremonies were held at government offices across the nation today to launch Independence celebrations […]

PAY DAY: AG’s Office reaches confidential settlement with incoming commissioner and ACP over lawsuits

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Office of the Attorney General has settled the lawsuit with Deputy Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander and Assistant Commissioner Leamond Deleveaux brought after the Minnis administration forced them to take vacation leave and later assigned them to minor posts when they returned to work. Bjorn Ferguson, their lawyer, told Eyewitness News […]

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 […]