HOUSING ON THE HORIZON: Minnis promises more low-cost serviced lots to come

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis today announced that through a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, the government will soon be unveiling a 150 lot subdivision in western New Providence geared strictly towards young Bahamians. Minnis told Parliament a key element of both the government’s near-term economic recovery and long-term inclusive economic growth will […]

STILL ON THE TABLE: Chairman insists BPL “working hard to close” on Shell agreement

“We are negotiating the best possible deal for the Bahamian people” Still no timeline for rate reduction bond NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is “working hard to close” on its agreement with Shell North America, according to the company’s chairman, Dr Donovan Moxey. Moxey noted that apart from that arrangement, there are […]

MODEL FOR MARIJUANA: Govt looking to other jurisdictions as cannabis bill advances

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday draftspersons are in possession of marijuana legislation from around the region that could guide The Bahamas’ legislative framework on regulated growing and use of medicinal cannabis. Responding to questions from Eyewitness News on the status of the legislation, Bethel said: “It is not ready. I have […]

PRIORITIES: ORG head warns govt not to raise taxes before public sector reform

“Increased taxes without first implementing significant public sector reform will only further hamper the country” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Any comprehensive tax review or reform should not come before significant public sector reform, a governance reformer warned yesterday. Robert Myers, the Organization for Responsible Governance’s (ORG) principal, told Eyewitness News: “ORG agrees that while comprehensive tax […]

Op-Ed: Renewable energy in The Bahamas

By Bryant Lowe In The Bahamas, we suffer ridiculously high electricity bills; and in most parts of The Bahamas, these high prices generally pay for an unreliable energy source. The high prices and unreliability are attributable to a variety of things ranging from out-of-date and poorly-kept machines owned by the electricity provider, to fuel cost, […]

Man dead in Exuma traffic accident on February 21

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police on Exuma are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident that left a man dead last week Sunday. Family members of the victim reached out to Eyewitness News this week, advising they had not received any police report on the incident. Police included the report in their daily press release on […]