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SIGNS OF EASING: Surge in COVID infections showing indications of downward trend

PM Minnis expected to make address today; MOH to hold press conference next week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Notwithstanding an overwhelming... read more »


VACCINATION PACE SLOWS: Data suggests possible waning in vaccine uptake

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The pace of vaccinations in The Bahamas appears to have slowed as first-dose coverage reaches just over... read more »


“NO PROSPECT OF SUCCESS”: COA affirms 25-year sentence of armed robber

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed the 25-year sentence of a man convicted of armed robbery in... read more »


ON THE BRINK OF DEATH: A&E nurse said she felt her life slipping during battle with COVID pneumonia

Only three of nine people critically ill with COVID-19 under the hospital tent survived “I knew, as a nurse, that... read more »


PM to North Abaconians: “Don’t be fooled by the PLP”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that while the Free National Movement (FNM) is committed to... read more »


JOBS GRANTED: 85 workers to be made permanent in public service

Rolle says move not political, but about Bahamians’ future “We are committed to you” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of the Public... read more »

Decison Now 2021


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A CONVINCING CASE: New data shows unvaccinated continue to be hospitalized and die

Forbes says data should be convincing argument to become vaccinated and keep up public health measures NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The... read more »


ELECTION SPIKE?: Forbes advises failure to follow health measures will result in increased cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While health officials were unable to say whether the recent election activities and advance poll will result... read more »


ADHERENCE OVER INTERVENTION: Minister says health measures best protection against COVID variants

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Health Renward Wells said yesterday greater adherence to health protocols, as opposed to strengthening them,... read more »

General Election

“THEY ARE THE CRISIS”: Davis accuses FNM of employing “voter suppression tricks”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday accused the Free National Movement (FNM) of suppressing... read more »


DELTA DETECTED: More contagious COVID-19 variant confirmed as dominant strain

Non-COVID-positive patients requiring healthcare “at risk of not being able to access lifesaving care” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The more contagious... read more »


“MOST UNCONSTITUTIONAL”: Speaker slams govt over lack of policy for quarantined voters

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie said yesterday that while he respects the health authorities... read more »


APPEAL DISMISSED: Man to serve just over five years for drugs and firearm possession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man who appealed his conviction for firearm and drug possession will serve out the remainder of... read more »


CAN IT BE DONE?: Wells says health team advises against voting while quarantined, but govt was given options

“The government is looking at this” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Health Renward Wells said yesterday that the government has... read more »


CHALLENGED BUT NOT OUT: Virus cases trending downward; more beds being acquired, says health minister

Wells says govt prepared in event of another COVID surge NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As hospitalizations surpass the highest numbers recorded... read more »


DON’T DISENFRANCHISE THE SICK: Two more political parties suggest special provisions for quarantined voters

“We feel there should be drive-thru allowed for persons in those situations and let people vote” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — NASSAU,... read more »


VOTER DISPARITY: Seven constituencies have well over 6,000 registered voters

More than 190,000 registered ahead of general election Golden Isles has largest number of registered voters, with 7,391 NASSAU, BAHAMAS... read more »


PANDEMIC MANAGEMENT CONSENSUS: Most survey respondents agree with continued emergency orders

93% of respondents say govt’s COVID-19 management matters in their voting choice NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The continued public state of... read more »


WEATHER WATCH: Dangerous swells expected as Hurricane Larry continues to barrel across the Atlantic

The Bahamas expected to get swells later this week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As Larry remains a powerful hurricane in the... read more »


WORST IT’S EVER BEEN: The Bahamas records 3,000-plus cases, 63 deaths in a single month

Another 223 COVID infections recorded on Wednesday and Thursday NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas set another bleak milestone of 3,000-plus coronavirus... read more »