ORG says govt. should do everything in its power to allow citizenry to vote amidst COVID surge

Jamaica, U.S., U.K made provisions for COVID-exposed to vote in elections NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — With less than 15 days till the 2021 General Elections and an ongoing increase in new COVID-19 infections, the government should do everything it can to facilitate access to voting for all eligible individuals, Organization for Responsible Governance’s (ORG) executive director […]

Man accused of stealing 55 FNM posters valued at $495

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 41-year-old man yesterday pleaded not guilty to stealing 55 Free National Movement (FNM) posters valued at $495 in the Mount Moriah constituency over the weekend. Matthew Oman Sandilands, of Melvern Road, appeared before Magistrate Shaka Serville. Prosecutors allege that between August 20 and August 22, Sandilands stole the “It’s about your […]

STRONGER TOGETHER?: Independents, third parties forming coalition to challenge general election

DNA, COI going it alone NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Several independents and third parties are reportedly finalizing details for a new coalition to increase their chances at the polls come September 16. Eyewitness News understands that former FNM MPs were courted alongside established third parties like the Bahamas Constitution Party, and the Bahamas Democratic Movement. The […]

VACCINE ROLLOUT RAMP-UP: PM says time to think and research is over, get vaccinated

129,017 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the government seeks to ramp up its vaccination efforts in the coming weeks, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis advised yesterday that more than 11,496 doses of vaccines were administered last week.  During a national address last night, the prime minister said the increase […]

DISENFRANCHISED: Would-be voters appalled govt did not give notice for last day of registration

Voter’s register at 194,320 as of August 18 “He didn’t give a lot of Bahamians a chance to register or change registration because we weren’t expecting the election until next year” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Dozens of voters at the Parliamentary Registration Department (PRD) were turned away yesterday just minutes after Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle, […]

World Central Kitchen announces new round of grants for food production projects in The Bahamas

NPO provides direct financial support, training and volunteer opportunities to revitalize the country’s economy and food systems NASSAU, BAHAMAS — World Central Kitchen (WCK) has announced the launch of its fourth round of grants as part of its Food Producer Network (FPN). The program helps build resilient local food systems and strengthen food security through […]

PAHO will begin procuring COVID-19 vaccines to expand access in Latin America and the Caribbean

Organization launches “new opportunity” to help countries procure enough vaccines to control transmission WASHINGTON, DC — Taking action to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccines, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will use its Revolving Fund to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean procure enough vaccines to control transmission, PAHO Director Carissa F […]

“THROW THEM IN JAIL”: Leading real estate broker “fed up” with law-breaking foreign sales agents

Carey wants stiff fines and fear of imprisonment for foreign appraisers and sales agents entering The Bahamas and taking work from qualified Bahamians NASSAU, BAHAMAS — One of the country’s most successful real estate professionals today backed the industry association’s pledge to go after illegal appraisers who “rob qualified Bahamians of work” by operating in […]