Man slain in barbershop shooting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man in his mid-20s was shot and killed while at a barber shop yesterday afternoon. Superintendent Audley Peters said the man was a patron of the shop sometime before 4pm when an armed man walked in and shot at him. The barbershop was located on the second floor of a commercial […]

Eugene Dupuch Law School signs MOU to expand delivery of legal education, aid services

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Eugene Dupuch Law School (EDLS) has deepened its relationship with The Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions (APEX) with a Memorandum of Understanding for Co-Operation (MOU). The MOU formalized collaborations between EDLS and APEX to expand the delivery of legal education and support the provision of legal aid services in The Bahamas, […]

MORE STATURE, MORE MONEY: Local attorney says Gibson settlement a reflection of his stature

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s $2.5 million settlement with former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) minister Shane Gibson for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution is “understandable” given the minster’s political stance and increased value, said a local Bahamian lawyer yesterday. In an interview with Eyewitness News, prominent attorney Christina Galanos opined on the figure awarded and […]

OPEN CALL: Nominations open for National Honours

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Advisory Committee for National Honours invites nominations from the general public of persons fit to be conferred with an award under the National Honours Act 2016 and Regulations made thereunder.  The established Societies of Honour under Section 5 of the Act are as follows: (a)        the Order of National Hero; (b)       […]

PAYING IT FORWARD: Prosthetics manufacturer determined to keep family business local

By Kareem Minnis NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lewis Orthopedics offers a wide range of prosthetics, orthotics, and braces unlike any other, according to owner Joseph Lewis. Lewis told Eyewitness News he has been in the business of prosthetics and orthotics for almost 40 years and his inspiration comes from helping many injured, amputated, and deformed individuals. […]

Ministry of Education exploring assistance for children impacted by prolonged use of virtual learning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Education & Technical and Vocational Training is seeking to develop effective remediating responses to children impacted by prolonged reliance on virtual learning and no formal instruction for some two years. Education minister Glenys Hanna-Martin said with the assistance of University of The Bahamas and the Ministry of Finance, a […]

FUNDING ALERT: Up to $50,000 USD Grants available from UNDP for environmental projects

Call for Concepts now open; deadline 30 March 2022 NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Small Grants valuing up to $50,000 USD each are now available to finance environmental projects in The Bahamas under the latest Call for Concepts from the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Qualified entities are […]

Angel Fish Creek Bridge opens in Abaco

ABACO, BAHAMAS – Jubilant Abaconians watched with pride as a ribbon was cut and a plaque unveiled to signal the formal reopening and renaming of the bridge that connects Great Abaco and Little Abaco. More than two years ago, Hurricane Dorian destroyed Little Abaco Bridge resulting in a separation of the islands for the first […]

SLOW BUT STEADY: Beaches and Parks chair says investigation will not be rushed

“Former administrations rushed the process and didn’t get the desired results” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Chairman of the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority McKell Bonaby said yesterday that the ongoing investigation into the former administration’s management of the authority will not be rushed. The investigation comes after an audit, which was conducted by K […]