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COP believes marijuana will remain illegal next year

“If you’re found with dope, you ‘gone get’ lock up,” says Rolle NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle... read more »


Natl. security confirms two staffers tested positive for COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of National Security confirmed yesterday that two staffers tested positive for COVID-19 in late September... read more »


Bahamas records 133 new cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday. Of the... read more »


218 police officers infected with COVID-19 since outbreak

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A total of 218 police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 since its outbreak in mid-March. Commissioner... read more »


Frustration mounts amid prolonged water supply interruption in Eleuthera

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Shavon Ferguson, a resident of Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, who has had to quarantine following a close exposure... read more »


Immigration director: No one applied for replacement documents following Dorian

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of Immigration Clarence Russell indicated yesterday that no one applied to the department following Hurricane Dorian... read more »


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“Significant” number of immigration officers with COVID since recovered

No outbreak at the detention center, procedures so far “foolproof” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While a “significant” number of immigration officers... read more »


Repatriations decline as defense force tightens border control

Govt. pledges crackdown on Bahamians harboring irregular migrants NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With fewer than three months remaining in the year,... read more »


Andros mining proposal suffering from “demonization” of Symonette family

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette said while he has nothing to do with his nephew’s proposal for... read more »


Legalize cannabis — Economic Recovery Committee suggests hybrid approach strict controls

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Economic Recovery Committee has recommended the government legalize the cannabis industry in The Bahamas with strict... read more »


Auditor General’s report underscores “abuse” at Bahamas consulate in Miami

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An audit of the consulate general of The Bahamas in Miami found a lack of oversight of... read more »


ULTIMATUM: House Speaker threatens to turn over office keys

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie yesterday provided the government with an ultimatum to address... read more »


Electronic devices will be placed in the hands of every student

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Education will provide an electronic device to every student in the public school system... read more »


State of emergency to be extended to Nov. 30

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government intends to extend the public state of emergency to November 30. Addressing the House of Assembly... read more »


PM announces $250 mil. financing plan for small businesses

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government will provide $250 million in financing to small Bahamian... read more »


Davis to PM: “Come clean” on Brennen working from abroad

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to “come clean” to... read more »


Symonette: Extension of emergency orders necessary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — St Annes MP Brent Symonette said yesterday that he believes an extension of the public state of... read more »


BDM wants to bring “happiness back” to The Bahamas with 40-year vision

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Insisting the existing political parties have failed the electorate, Bahamas Democratic Movement (BPM) Leader Cassius Stuart said... read more »


ERROR: Virtual learning challenged during week two

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After a first week marked by challenges, scores of parents and teachers claimed they were unable to... read more »


BPL’s summer performance reflective of “turning the corner”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has turned the corner, according to Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister,... read more »