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Social Services processing rental assistance after months of delay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said yesterday that the department is currently processing rental assistance after... read more »

Coronavirus

Govt. commits to support food distribution program until end of October

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has provided more than $13.2 million to the National Food Distribution Programme (NFDP) to date,... read more »

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Boarders relocation costs govt. $800,000 in the first year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s initiative to relocate boarders from the Princess Margaret Hospital will cost $800,000 in the first... read more »

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Police investigate spate of shootings in NP

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating three separate shooting incidents that occurred in New Providence yesterday. In the first incident,... read more »

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Man attempts suicide in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating a suicide attempt of a 29-year-old man in Eight Mile Rock early this morning.... read more »

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PAHO: Bahamas showing balance between reducing transmission and reopening

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has proven that public health strategies can work to reduce transmission and strike a balance... read more »

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Former AG: Bahamas shift to republic is inevitable

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Attorney General Sean McWeeney, Q.C. yesterday said the country’s shift to a republic is inevitable in... read more »

Coronavirus

Extension of emergency order “nonsense” — says Q.C.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s intention to extend the public state of emergency and emergency orders for another month is... read more »

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PAHO Director: “If our health systems are not prepared, it is not the time to reopen”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne yesterday urged countries to continue to take... read more »

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Man killed in traffic accident, three others injured

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A man was killed during a traffic collision on East Bay Street shortly before 10 pm last... read more »

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Twelve people arrested at bar for breach of emergency orders

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police arrested 12 people at a bar and lounge on Peach Street shortly after midnight this morning... read more »

Coronavirus

Remdesivir clinical trial being reviewed by PHA board

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is still awaiting the first order of the drug Remdesivir to arrive in-country, in order... read more »

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Correctional officers call for heightened measures to mitigate COVID spread

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — President of the Correctional Officers Staff Association Herve Culmer said yesterday that more heightened measures need to... read more »

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D’Aguilar: Govt. not prepared to ease travel requirements

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said today that while other countries may have loosened travel restrictions to reopen... read more »

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Law enforcement agencies retooling crime strategies for storm-hit islands

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that law enforcement agencies are adjusting their crime-fighting strategies... read more »

Coronavirus

Breezes used to house suspected COVID cases

However, facility houses ‘persons under investigation’ of COVID, not positive cases NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials yesterday sought to clarify... read more »

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Some teachers call out as national exams recommence

“It’s time for action”, says Bahamas Union of Teachers NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Several teachers called out of work yesterday in... read more »

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Lockdowns could be recommended for parts of New Providence if necessary, says CMO

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials could recommend a lockdown for specific parts of New Providence if the number of cases... read more »

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Teenage trio arraigned on robbery charges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A woman and two men were arraigned in the Magistrates Court yesterday for allegedly robbing a man... read more »

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GoFundMe for young Abaco mother injured in car crash nears $200k goal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A GoFundMe page has been launched in aid of a young mother who was severely injured in... read more »