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Isaias weakens to tropical storm, but could re-intensify over Bimini

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it exits Andros and shifts eastward toward Bimini, according to... read more »

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USAID team mobilized for hurricane assistance in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An 11-member Bahamas-based USAID team of disaster experts has been activated in The Bahamas, according to a... read more »

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Eleuthera, Andros and GB feeling storm

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Residents in Eleuthera, Abaco, and Grand Bahama are now experiencing tropical storm force winds, which are expected... read more »

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Just over 50 people in Andros shelters

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — There are 53 people in shelters in Andros, according to Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness Iram... read more »

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Isaias strengthens, takes aim at Andros

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After some strengthening overnight, the center of Hurricane Isaias is approaching North Andros with 85 mph winds.... read more »

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ISAIAS UPDATE: Long Island, Exuma undergoing strong winds

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Hurricane Isaias continues to bring heavy rain and strong tropical storm force winds over Long Island, Exuma and... read more »

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Central Bahamas feeling Isaias, storm seeking to reorganize

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tropical storm force winds and some hurricane conditions are now being felt in the central islands of... read more »

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Southeast Bahamas being lashed by Hurricane Isaias, storm could strengthen to a Cat 2

A third system in Atlantic with 20 percent chance of formation NASSAU, BAHAMAS — “Strong winds and heavy squalls” continue... read more »

Coronavirus

COVID testing, sampling will come to “standstill” until all clear

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director Captain Stephen Russell said testing and sampling for the coronavirus (COVID-19)... read more »

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PLP likely to postpone natl. convention

Candidates selection process proceeding NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell said while a definitive decision has... read more »

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Lockdown rules relaxed for storm prep, curfew extended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced today the weekend lockdown will be relaxed to allow for storm... read more »

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North Abaco “preparing for the worst”, says MP

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — North Abaco MP Darren Henfield said while the island is “preparing for the worst”, he is praying... read more »

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Isaias on track to become hurricane, second system develops in Atlantic

Second system has 50 percent chance of developing into cyclone Hurricane warning in effect for central and northwest Bahamas NASSAU,... read more »

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Inagua braced, residents report sporadic downpour

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As Tropical Storm Isaias makes its way up the archipelagic chain, residents on Inagua have reported some... read more »

Coronavirus

Baker’s Bay confirms eight more COVID-19 cases among workforce

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An additional eight coronavirus cases have been confirmed among employees engaged in reconstruction work at Baker’s Bay... read more »

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Isaias draws closer to southeast Bahamas, sustaining winds

Southeast Bahamas and TCI urged to complete storm prep NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tropical Storm Isaias has produced life-threatening flash flooding... read more »

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Tropical storm Isaias brings heavy rains

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tropical Storm Isaias is bringing heavy rain to parts of Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, after the weather... read more »

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Social services to manage data on shelterees

Information will be compiled instantly, including demographics, says Quant-Forbes NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Department of Social Services will maintain a... read more »

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Appeals court dismisses appeal of convicted robber

Court heard appellant robbed victim twice in a year NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The appellate court has dismissed the appeal of... read more »

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Govt. to close final Dorian shelter

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Six Hurricane Dorian storm victims who have remained at the Bahamas Academy shelter in New Providence for nearly... read more »