COVID COLOSSEUM: PM warns against travel to “northern neighbors”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis today begged Bahamians not to travel outside the country at this time as he remarked on the ongoing surge of COVID-19 in North America. During a communication to Parliament today, Minnis referred to those countries as a “COVID colosseum”. He suggested Bahamians explore domestic travel instead, adding […]

South Eleuthera MP confirmed positive for COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Central and South Eleuthera MP Hank Johnson confirmed today that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Johnson, who posted the update to his Facebook page, said he is currently hospitalized in New Providence. “I thank the medical staff for their skilled and detailed care of me and all the Bahamians battling this […]

NP COVID-19 cases surpass GB cases

751 COVID-19 cases NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The number of cases in New Providence has surpassed the number of cases in Grand Bahama as the country sees a significant second surge of coronavirus cases, which began in early July. Health officials confirmed  30 new cases of COVID-19 in New Providence and six new infections on Grand […]

PM: Govt. to review manifesto

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday that his administration will still seek to implement much of its campaign promises before the end of their first term. Minnis was responding to questions from Eyewitness News over the recent selection of the Consistencies Commission and whether the move signals a delay in the […]

MOFA: No position yet on U.S./Bahamas travel

Bahamas Miami Consul General warns against non-essential travel to Florida NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday that the government has yet to determine an official position on travel to COVID-19 hotspots in the United States. Henfield noted that the prime minister chaired a meeting yesterday with the Minister of Tourism, […]

PM Minnis is new Health Minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will “temporarily” assume the position of Health Minister following the resignation of Dr. Duane Sands, announced The Cabinet Office tonight. Sands’ resignation comes after a shocking revelation last week that six American permanent residents were allowed to disembark a plane along with a donation of COVID-19 test […]

Waves of panicked shopping

Extended lockdown prompts rush to food stores, gas stations Chaotic scenes around New Providence as tensions rise Shoppers cont. to trickle out of stores after 10pm NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Waves of shoppers swarmed food stores throughout New Providence yesterday, enduring hours-long lines in high temperatures in hopes of stocking up ahead of the five-day nationwide […]

GB vendors say Grand Lucaya their lifeline

Vendors that occupy the straw market in Port Lucaya Market Place in Grand Bahama told Eyewitness News on Wednesday, that they remain optimistic about government’s plan to buy the now-closed Grand Lucaya Resort. Vendors said government’s investment in the property would improve their economic standing at a critical time, as they insisted they have fallen […]

Sumner: Govt. should revisit size of cabinet, public service hiring freeze

Despite efforts to balance the country’s books and slash government expenses, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation CEO, Edison Sumner, told reporters yesterday that the Minnis Administration has more work to do if they want to get the country’s fiscal house in order and suggested the prime minister begin with, what Sumner calls, a […]

$4 billion to be injected into GB economy

Grand Bahama is set for a major economic boost according to Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert Minnis, who announced in Parliament yesterday that an estimated $4 billion will be injected into its economy in short order. Slated as an oil refinery and storage facility east of the island, the approved project is being facilitated […]

Wells disappointed in local farmers

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Renward Wells, yesterday said he was disappointed in local farmers after a video went viral of a group them protesting in front of the Prime Minister’s Cable Beach office Monday.  The video showed the Prime Minister ignoring protestors as he entered his car and sped away. One of the […]

PM applauds SDA Community for commitment to promotion of education, family life

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Saturday applauded the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in The Bahamas for the community’s commitment to education and the promotion of family life. Prime Minister Minnis said the social health and wellbeing of a community, or society, requires healthy, loving families that nurture children, and which “promote” values […]

Huge tax break on the way for small businesses

Announcement comes during PM national address Business owners recording earnings of under $100,000 will have their business license fees waived for 2018. While the exemption is welcomed news for businesses that fall within this category, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert Minnis, announced during his national address on January 28, that they will however, still […]

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 […]