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Aviation safety recommendations unaddressed since 2017

Director: “Comprehensive review and assessment” underway, with “absolute priority” on safety matters NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 50 aviation safety... read more »


China will offer approved vaccine to The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As part of its growing bilateral relations, The Bahamas will be among the beneficiaries of China’s COVID-19... read more »


139 new COVID-19 cases recorded between Friday and Saturday

MOH unable to produce COVID-dashboard for Sunday due to circumstances “beyond its control” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas recorded 139... read more »


Bahamas faces EU blacklisting, but has already applied for CFATF re-rating

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While The Bahamas faces the immediate imposition of blacklisting by the European Union, Attorney General Carl Bethel... read more »


GBPA defers Dorian recovery charge on power to January 2021

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) announced today it will defer the implementation of its storm recovery... read more »


PM: Some recovered cases have “debilitating and lingering” health issues

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has said recovered cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas continue to have... read more »


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PLP senators COVID free

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell confirmed yesterday all PLP senators have tested negative for the... read more »


Senate president advises “health needed” by Senate member

COVID-19 is not a “political issue”, but a “life lesson issue”, says Hall-Watson NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Senate President Dr Mildred... read more »


PM: Bahamas nearing end of second wave, third wave possible

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said it is possible for The Bahamas to face a third... read more »


Sands: “We are not winning this battle”

Former health minister says testing insufficient to justify full reopening NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Underscoring the country’s coronavirus cases and deaths... read more »


Extension of state of emergency passed in the House

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A state of emergency in The Bahamas will be extended to October 31. Parliament passed a resolution to... read more »


Row erupts in Parliament over state of finances

•Speaker to PLP MP: “It is not your role” •Johnson tells Cooper: “I represent myself, my family and my ‘ma”... read more »


Pinder: Hotels should consider operating like ‘cruise ships’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of Labour John Pinder said he plans to recommend to the government that major hotels in... read more »


PM relaxes rules on more islands, incl. Grand Bahama

Eleven islands to resume commercial and social activities NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced the resumption... read more »


Two Bahamians killed abroad, one murdered, another struck by train

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — A Bahamian student in Houston, Texas was shot and died in hospital last week Friday, while a... read more »


Two more confirmed COVID deaths, another under investigation

Forty-nine new infections recorded Monday NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — Two more deaths in The Bahamas were attributed to the coronavirus yesterday,... read more »


Pockets of New Providence left powerless amid exams, virtual classes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Residents in numerous communities of New Providence were left powerless for hours yesterday as “inclement weather” affected Bahamas... read more »


COA denies convicted murderer’s appeal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld Dyon Henry’s conviction of murder, ruling that the appeal had no... read more »


MP hopes Constituencies Commission will “respect traditional layout of Family Islands”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Central and South Abaco MP James Albury said he hopes the Constituencies Commission looks beyond the population... read more »


Motorists turned away from Road Traffic for second time in over a week

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — For the second time in just over a week, the Road Traffic Department headquarters at the Thomas... read more »